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Posted: 2017-02-22

'It's a really good feeling': Manitoba Yazidi community celebrates refugee resettlement plan

Members of Operation Ezra say they hope private sponsorship will also be sped up.

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Posted: 2017-02-22

Senior 'fooled' into thinking online passport company was government

A Winnipeg senior said he was fooled into thinking he was dealing with the Canadian government when he clicked on a site about renewing passport applications.

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Posted: 2017-02-22

Central American corridor a dangerous route for migrants heading to Canada

Profile of asylum seekers using corridor running north through Central America is changing.

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Posted: 2017-02-22

Federal government must act on migrant crisis, says Calgary advocacy group

A national petition launched by a Calgary lawyer is calling on the federal government to temporarily suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement.

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Posted: 2017-02-22

U.S. issues new immigration enforcement policies, tightens deportation rules

The Department of Homeland Security has released memos regarding the implementation of two of the President's executive orders that are designed to protect the homeland.

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Posted: 2017-02-22

Things to know about the Yazidi people and Canada

The Canadian government is announcing a plan to bring in as many as 1,200 Yazidi refugees by the end of the year.

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Posted: 2017-02-22

Woman set for deportation to Iran arrested after being deemed a flight risk

An Iranian woman threatened with expulsion from Canada was arrested Tuesday because authorities feared she was a flight risk.

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Posted: 2017-02-22

Expect more illegal border crossings in spring: lawyer

More asylum seekers will illegally cross the Canada-U.S. border as U.S. President Donald Trump continues to pursue anti-immigration policies and harsh winter weather turns to spring, says one legal expert. A trend she worries will have deadly consequences without fresh policy action from Ottawa.

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Posted: 2017-02-22

Asylum seekers’ cold crossings to Canada: A guide to the saga so far

Trump’s crackdown on immigration and a loophole in Canada’s asylum laws are prompting desperate refugees to make dangerous wilderness journeys from the U.S. Check back here for The Globe’s coverage of what’s happening, and the debate that the refugees’ arrival has provoked.

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Posted: 2017-02-21

At ceremony, refugees speak of gratitude: 'I think we'll find our identity now'

Jelele Etefa and her husband Bona Dhina sang the Canadian anthem, waved plastic flags and repeated a citizenship oath at a Halifax waterfront museum Monday.

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Posted: 2017-02-21

Border guards can ask for your passwords

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association is warning people to think hard before deciding to take cell phones or other electronic devices across the border between Canada and the United States. 

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Posted: 2017-02-21

Several companies stand by decision to fire workers who missed work due to ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest

Dozens of workers are believed to have been fired for participating in the Day Without Immigrants protest on Thursday across the country.

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Posted: 2017-02-21

Canada forcing people to find back ways in: NDP immigration critic

The federal NDP immigration critic worries Donald Trump is going to find a way to do what he wants.

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Posted: 2017-02-21

From the bloody cauldron of Somalia’s civil war to inner cabinet: The dazzling rise of Ahmed Hussen

In 1993, a 16-year-old boy raised in the bloody cauldron of Somalia’s civil war left Africa for good and arrived alone in Canada, a refugee in a very different land.

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Posted: 2017-02-21

Nine people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

Nine asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene.

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Posted: 2017-02-21

Immigration Department cracks down on unlicensed ‘ghost’ consultants in China

In what’s believed to be Canada’s biggest crackdown on unlicensed “ghost” consultants operating abroad, Ottawa has rejected en masse dozens of immigration applications filed from the address of a company in China. 

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Posted: 2017-02-21

Canada stands to benefit from Trump's anti-immigration position

Soon after President Donald Trump issued his executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, the phone started ringing at Green and Spiegel LLP, an immigration law firm in Toronto.

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Posted: 2017-02-21

Toronto not truly a ‘Sanctuary City,’ report says

Researchers from Ryerson University say more work needed to make Toronto safe for undocumented migrants.

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Posted: 2017-02-16

UN wants to negotiate with Canada, U.S. to resettle Rohingya refugees

The United Nations’ refugee agency has asked Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the United States, Canada and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the South Asian nation, a senior official at the agency said.

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Posted: 2017-02-16

EDITORIAL: Atlantic Immigration Pilot offers new hope

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot kicks into high gear next month, and by all accounts, the program will be successful for both employers and employees on Prince Edward Island.

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Posted: 2017-02-16

Trudeau touts merits of EU free trade pact, warns CETA could be last deal of its kind

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau showed the European Union some much needed love today in a highly-anticipated speech following its ratification of the free trade pact with Canada.

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Posted: 2017-02-16

Canadians less tolerant of uncontrolled immigration than Americans: poll

Canadians mostly shun a harder-edged approach on issues such as immigration, terrorism and confidence in institutions, a study titled “Power to the People?” found.

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Posted: 2017-02-16

Trudeau’s mixed message on immigration

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sending mixed messages when it comes to Canada’s immigration and refugee laws.

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Posted: 2017-02-16

Law students challenge U.S.-Canada agreement on refugees

Hundreds of students have signed a letter sent to the House of Commons to challenge the Safe Third Country Agreement.

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Posted: 2017-02-16

City council to vote on declaration to make Montreal a sanctuary for refugees

With more refugees fleeing across the U.S. border into Quebec by the day, it’s time for Montreal to become an official sanctuary city, Mayor Denis Coderre said Wednesday.

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Posted: 2017-02-16

Proposed bill letting U.S. border guards detain Canadians could face legal challenges

A bill proposing to bolster the powers American border guards yield in Canada – including the ability to strip search and detain Canadians – could lead to legal challenges against the federal government, immigration experts are warning.

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Posted: 2017-02-15

Law professors seek new stance at border

Concerns about refugees making risky treks into Canada from the U.S. because they fear being deported has University of Victoria law professors and colleagues calling for changes to border procedures.

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Posted: 2017-02-15

Likelihood of U.S. border tax fades in face of mounting opposition

The Trudeau government is increasingly optimistic that a U.S.-imposed border tax is unlikely to hit Canada because of mounting opposition to the Republican congressional plan from corporate America and the White House.

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Posted: 2017-02-15

Quebec sees biggest increase in illegal crossings from U.S., says RCMP

Quebec is dealing with the largest increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing illegally into Canada from the U.S., law enforcement officials said Monday.

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Posted: 2017-02-15

Trudeau, Trump Talk Trade, Immigration At First Meeting

A shared, secure border is the takeaway after bilateral talks between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump on trade and immigration.

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Posted: 2017-02-15

What happens to asylum seekers after they cross illegally into Quebec from the U.S.?

Early Saturday morning, a young Syrian family was caught on camera walking across the U.S. border at Hemmingford, Que., with their toddler being pushed through the snow in a stroller. The temperature was a frigid -15 C.

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Posted: 2017-02-15

Proposed legislation would heighten powers of U.S. border guards in Canada

Bill C-23 would give U.S. border guards new powers to question, search and even detain Canadian citizens on Canadian soil.

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Posted: 2017-02-15

How Canada might scoop up high-tech workers spooked by U.S. travel bans

In the wake of the Trump Administration’s immigration crackdown, a new startup promises to help U.S. tech companies move their workers to Canada

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Posted: 2017-02-15

Editorial: Refugees need continued care

Our nation has always relied on immigration to bolster our numbers, and the opportunity to accommodate families fleeing civil unrest in the Middle East was an easy decision. No political party questioned whether we should open our borders to newcomers and invite them to not only share in the benefits of the inclusive society we’ve built, but to strengthen it.

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Posted: 2017-02-15

Quebec to push forward with bill to make it easier for immigrants with degrees to find work

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard argued Tuesday the government needs to take immediate action to recognize the educational and professional credentials of immigrants.

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Posted: 2017-02-10

Ron McKay: Canada is continuously raising the immigration industry’s standards

IMMIGRATION has been the talk of the last two years, as the Canadian government continues to set ambitious goals to accept new immigrants and help resettle Syrian refugees.

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Posted: 2017-02-10

‘Fear of the Trump government’ driving more asylum-seekers to B.C. on foot

British Columbia has seen a spike in asylum-seekers crossing its southern border on foot in recent weeks - ever since the U.S. government began issuing executive orders related to immigration - according to migrant support workers.

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Posted: 2017-02-10

Gov't sponsorship of Yazidi refugees may focus on sex slaves, child soldiers

The government's own deadline for announcing a program to sponsor Yazidi refugees is less than two weeks away and people working closely with Yazidi refugees already here say an announcement is imminent.

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Posted: 2017-02-10

Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travellers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, dealing another legal setback to the new administration’s immigration policy.

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Posted: 2017-02-10

US still processing refugee claims under Australia deal

The Homeland Security Department is continuing to review cases of would-be refugees held on a Pacific island by the Australian government, despite new confusion over the fate of an Obama-era agreement.

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Posted: 2017-02-10

Why you might want to rethink not telling border officials about your American car deal

An Ottawa man trying to bring his new American vehicle over the border without paying duty was caught red-handed last month, leading Canada’s border officials to flag his story as a cautionary tale.

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Posted: 2017-02-09

Influx of asylum seekers triggers emergency meeting in Emerson

The surge of refugees walking across the U.S.–Canada border into Manitoba to seek asylum has prompted an emergency meeting in the border-town of Emerson.

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Posted: 2017-02-09

Canadians are smart about immigration

A new comprehensive immigration study has left many liberal pundits and journalists in the mainstream media disillusioned about one of their favourite Canadian myths.

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Posted: 2017-02-09

Trudeau concerned about refugee influx in Manitoba border town

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is “very concerned” about a recent influx of refugee claimants in a small southern Manitoba border town, emphasizing the need to protect both the incoming asylum seekers and Canada’s border.

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Posted: 2017-02-09

Ottawa should suspend refugee pact with U.S., Harvard report says

The U.S. is unsafe for refugees under U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive orders, says a new review by Harvard University Law School.

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Posted: 2017-02-09

Census reminds us of importance of immigrants to Canada's future: Editorial

A growing labour force is vital to our economic performance. And the new census makes clear that we can’t have that without openness to immigrants.

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Posted: 2017-02-09

Influx and integration of immigrants key to Quebec’s demographic growth: Hébert

The population of every province west of Ontario is growing at a faster rate than the national average. The reverse is true of the five provinces east of Ontario.

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Posted: 2017-02-09

U of M offers supports for students, staff and faculty affected by U.S. travel order

The University of Manitoba is aware that the United States’ executive order to restrict access to those citizens from seven countries, including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen is impacting our faculty, staff and students. The order has been suspended while the matter is before the courts, but has created uncertainty.

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Posted: 2017-02-09

'I just want my family': Woman says innocent paperwork error dashes immigration dreams

A St. John's woman has been trying to bring family members to Newfoundland from her home country of India for the past eight years, but a seemingly innocent mistake during the immigration process has dashed their hopes.

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Posted: 2017-02-08

Without immigration, Canada’s growth could be close to zero in 20 years if low fertility rates persist: StatsCan

In Canada, the fertility rate has been steadily falling over the last several decades: 1971 was the last year when the average number of children matched the 2.1 replacement level needed for the population to renew itself, without being bolstered by immigration.

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