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Posted: 2017-04-27

Lies and loss of US citizenship: Supreme Court weighs in

Can a lie strip a naturalized American of citizenship?

That's what the US Supreme Court is weighing in the case of a Bosnian Serb couple who didn't come clean about the husband's wartime past.

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Posted: 2017-04-27

Trump tells Mexican, Canadian leaders he won't terminate NAFTA right now

President Trump on Wednesday agreed not to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement "at this time" during phone calls with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, according to the White House.

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Posted: 2017-04-27

Refugee sponsors wait a year to discover fate of Syrian family left in limbo

Government says ‘security partners’ caused delay in processing family's application.

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Posted: 2017-04-27

French-language pop quiz jeopardizes Chinese student's life in Quebec

Xianqi Cheng came to Quebec just over two years ago with big plans. He was going to learn a trade, learn French and settle in the province.

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Posted: 2017-04-27

Asylum-seekers fleeing U.S. may find cold comfort in Canada’s courts

Migrants who applied for asylum in the United States but then fled north, fearing they would be swept up in President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown, may have miscalculated in viewing Canada as a safe haven.

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Posted: 2017-04-26

Trudeau's immigration message shifts

"Help keep our borders safe," read a recent fundraising pitch from the federal Conservative party — a plea the official Opposition is linking directly to the increased flow of asylum seekers crossing illegally into Canada.

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Posted: 2017-04-26

Express Entry points for French skills and siblings in Canada

Canada’s Express Entry system continues to make headlines with more upcoming changes announced to the points scoring system called the “Comprehensive Ranking System” or CRS.

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Posted: 2017-04-26

Liberals repeal Conservative immigrant residency requirement targeting marriage fraud

The Liberal government is repealing a measure brought in by the Conservatives that required newcomers to live with their sponsoring spouse for two years or face deportation.

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Posted: 2017-04-26

Border Towns Quietly Mobilizing To Help Refugee Claimants Coming To Canada

As the flow of asylum-seekers crossing into Canada continues, residents in towns along the Canada-U.S. border are quietly mobilizing to help the travellers who pass through in search of better lives.

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Posted: 2017-04-25

RICHARD DEATON: Immigrants, refugees as social capital

Lack of clarity might be misinterpreted as open season on immigrants, limiting immigration.

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Posted: 2017-04-25

Toronto lawyer suspended over handling of Roma refugee cases

Joseph Stephen Farkas, who represented a high volume of Roma refugees, will be suspended for six months and placed under supervision for at least one year.

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Posted: 2017-04-25

Tough court on immigration serves as model for Trump plans

One by one, the Mexican men stood in the jury box, shackles rattling as they fidgeted slightly and pleaded guilty to crossing the U.S. border illegally.

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Posted: 2017-04-25

Volunteers usher US immigrants to court to allay their fears

When Salvadoran immigrant Joselin Marroquin-Torres became flustered in front of a federal immigration judge in New York and forgot to give her asylum application, a woman she had just met stood up to provide it.

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Posted: 2017-04-25

Syrian refugee arrives in Calgary after more than year-long wait

Following many challenges, a young Syrian refugee has landed in Calgary. Global News has been following his story for more than a year. Kim Smith explains.

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Posted: 2017-04-25

It's probably too late for a crackdown on border-hoppers

It’s not a flood — yet — but the river of refugees coming to Canada continues to rise. Since January 1, the RCMP has intercepted 1,860 migrants crossing illegally into Canada from the United States: 315 in January, 658 in February and 887 in March.

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Posted: 2017-04-25

What We Can Learn From The Turkish Referendum About Immigration

The results of the recent Turkish referendum reveal a lot about the success of different countries' immigration and integration policies.

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Posted: 2017-04-24

Kellie Leitch vows to deport border crossers after visit to Manitoba border town

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch is vowing to deport asylum seekers who are caught sneaking into Canada, following a visit to the Manitoba town that's been a hotspot for border crossers.

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Posted: 2017-04-24

Quebec-N.Y. border towns mobilizing to help asylum-seekers heading north

As the flow of asylum-seekers crossing into Canada continues, residents in towns along the Canada-U.S. border are quietly mobilizing to help the travellers who pass through in search of better lives.

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Posted: 2017-04-24

Dozens protest alleged 'systemic detention' and murder of gay, bisexual men in Chechnya

Dozens protested the alleged detention and murder of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya in Toronto's Church-Wellesley village on Saturday.

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Posted: 2017-04-24

Dozens protest alleged 'systemic detention' and murder of gay, bisexual men in Chechnya

Dozens protested the alleged detention and murder of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya in Toronto's Church-Wellesley village on Saturday.

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Posted: 2017-04-24

Identity of asylum seekers key to trying Michelle Omoruyi as human smuggler: lawyer

Legal definition of human smuggling doesn't apply to helping family members, says defence attorney.

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Posted: 2017-04-24

Immigration fraud employees from Richmond jailed

Three women have each been sentenced to 18 months behind bars for their parts in a large-scale, Richmond-based immigration scam that has already sent their former employer to prison for seven years.

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Posted: 2017-04-24

Opinion: Canada weakens citizenship while Australia strengthens it

Under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada has reduced the barriers for citizenship while others across the West are heading in the opposite direction.

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Posted: 2017-04-24

Opinion: How to control Canada’s border

The Trudeau government must stop pretending there’s no problem with asylum seekers illegally crossing into Canada from the United States at unmanned border crossings.

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Posted: 2017-04-24

Multicultural Association scrambles to provide support for Mexican-Americans arriving in Stratford

In the midst of the federal government’s efforts to resettle Syrian refugees, a new kind of refugee claimant has begun arriving on Canada’s doorstep.

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Posted: 2017-04-21

Trump may change rules that allow terror victims to immigrate to U.S.

When Raj, a Sri Lankan fisherman, sought refuge in the United States in 2005, he had precisely the kind of fear of returning home that U.S. asylum laws require.

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Posted: 2017-04-21

Refugee surge across U.S. border creates backlog at IRB

The number of refugee claimants crossing illegally from the U.S. into Quebec continues to rise dramatically – from 432 in February to 644 in March or an increase of 49 per cent – exacerbating the backlog at the Immigration and Refugee Board. 

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Posted: 2017-04-21

Australia plans to raise more barriers to citizenship

When Nhan Do heard that Australia planned to make it more difficult to become a citizen of the country he had called home for 25 years, he was overcome with confusion.

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Posted: 2017-04-21

Canada should offer emergency visas to gay men from Chechnya: LGBT group

Canada should open its doors to LGBT people from Chechnya where dozens of men have been reported to be imprisoned and tortured because they are believed to be gay, a Canadian advocacy group says.

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Posted: 2017-04-21

Project aims to attract immigrants to the North

The Northern Policy Institute has launched a new project designed to bring people – and workers – to the North.

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Posted: 2017-04-19

New Zealand toughens requirements for skilled immigrants

New Zealand announced Wednesday that it is introducing tougher requirements for skilled overseas workers as it tries to control immigration numbers that have reached an all-time high.

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Posted: 2017-04-19

Three employees sentenced to 18 months in jail in B.C.'s biggest immigration scam

Three women were sentenced under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Income Tax Act and the criminal code Tuesday afternoon in a Vancouver courtroom.

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Posted: 2017-04-19

'Racialized international students' targeted by Quebec government language probe, group says

Quebec's Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness faced allegations Tuesday of possible racial profiling and violating the constitutional rights of more than 500 international students whose French skills are the subject of an ongoing probe.

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Posted: 2017-04-19

Immigration activists say Quebec is violating students’ rights by rejecting French proficiency certificates

Immigration activists accused Quebec of violating the rights of foreign students by refusing to recognize their French proficiency certificate.

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Posted: 2017-04-19

New workshop helps graduating international students explore career options

International students face unique challenges when considering their options, which can include deciding if they want to stay and work in Canada, apply for permanent residency in Canada, or go back to their home countries.

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Posted: 2017-04-18

“In Syria, I Would Think, Maybe This Minute I Will Die”: How My Family Escaped to Safety in Toronto

From growing up in a war zone to future Canadian dentist.

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Posted: 2017-04-18

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull scraps visa for skilled foreign workers

The popular visa will be replaced with a stricter scheme that requires a criminal-background check and includes tougher English language requirements.

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Posted: 2017-04-18

Denied US visas, Tibetan women soccer team now travelling to Canada

Sixteen players of a Tibetan women’s soccer team, who were denied US visas to participate in a tournament in Texas owing to the Trump administration’s new immigration laws, are now travelling to Canada to play a tourney, the team’s coach said on Tuesday.

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Posted: 2017-04-18

Trump order would target high-skilled worker visa program

President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers.

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Posted: 2017-04-17

CBSA's immigration detention reform welcomed

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) must follow through on a promise to change its immigration detention policies, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman.

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Posted: 2017-04-17

Student investigating educational integration of Arab immigrants

High school can be scary, confusing and emotional. But for a newcomer to Canada, that experience can be intensified when it's accompanied by a language barrier and foreign culture.

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Posted: 2017-04-17

Canada tries to strip citizenship from man accused of butchering villagers with grenade, gun and sledgehammer

Canada is moving to strip citizenship from a man accused of slaughtering villagers in Guatemala using a grenade, gun and sledgehammer.

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Posted: 2017-04-17

Mexicans deported from U.S. find ‘open arms’ back in Mexico

Mexican politicians are eagerly embracing deportees, portraying them as the embodiment of U.S. President Donald Trump’s hostility toward their country.

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Posted: 2017-04-17

Number of asylum claims from Mexico spiked in March

The highest number of new claims so far was recorded last month at 110, up from 85 in February and 71 in January, for a total of 266 so far this year.

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Posted: 2017-04-17

Pregnant Concordia student stuck in Gaza

Bissan Eid, a 24 year old Concordia graduate student, has been prevented from leaving the Palestinian territory of Gaza for four months.

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Posted: 2017-04-17

Accused Quebec murderer who was ordered deported will remain detained by CBSA

A man who was charged with killing his wife will remain detained by the border services agency while he appeals a deportation order, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ruled Thursday.

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Posted: 2017-04-13

North needs to attract immigrants to counter population loss says think tank

'To achieve these objectives, the North is expected to attract an average of some 6,000 people a year from next year and each year thereafter for 25 years'

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Posted: 2017-04-13

Former child refugee fights to stay in Canada from prison

Abdoul Kadir Abdi was six years old when he fled Somalia with his sister and two aunts, after most of his family, including his parents, had been killed in the ongoing conflict that has torn the country apart for decades.

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Posted: 2017-04-13

Report: Canada’s privately-sponsored refugee system flawed, wait times too long

The government has promised to eliminate the refugee application backlog by 2019 and reduce wait times for new applications to 12 months.

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Posted: 2017-04-13

Border Officers consider strike action

On June 20th, 2014 the collective agreement between the Canadian government and border services expired and to date no contract has been signed to replace the old agreement, leaving over 10,200 frontline border security officers have been without a contract to protect their workplace rights.

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