‘I’m finally home’: Frostbitten asylum seeker wins case to stay in Canada

On May 18, 2017 CBC News reported:

A Ghanaian asylum seeker who lost his fingers to frostbite while crossing into Manitoba from the U.S. on Christmas Eve has won his case to stay.

“I’m so happy. I don’t know what to say. Now I’m home, I’m finally home now,” said Seidu Mohammed, who learned Wednesday night that the Immigration and Refugee Board had accepted his claim.

His immigration lawyer, Bashir Khan, said Mohammed cried with joy at the news.

“Oh, he was in tears, he was in tears, he really was. He is overjoyed, ecstatic. I mean it’s a life-altering moment for this young man.”

Mohammed, 24, said he faces an uphill battle, learning to cope without any fingers, but he is determined to make a life in Winnipeg.”This is the city I want to stay in. There are a lot of good people here,” he said.

Source: ‘I’m finally home’: Frostbitten asylum seeker wins case to stay in Canada – Manitoba – CBC News

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