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Posted: 2017-03-23

Nothing illegal in seeking asylum

Refugee advocate says so-called border jumpers not breaking law.

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Posted: 2017-03-23

Australia rejects 500 Syrian refugees on security grounds

Australia rejected 500 Syrian refugees on security grounds during more than a year of vetting while accepting 12,000 eligible for resettlement from Middle Eastern camps, an official said Thursday.

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Posted: 2017-03-23

Agencies seek fine print on cash for refugees

MANITOBA agencies that help the growing number of refugee claimants to the province want to know more about the federal budget’s promise of "better legal aid services for asylum seekers."

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Posted: 2017-03-23

Spike in illegal asylum seekers

Asylum seekers illegally crossing the U.S. border into Canada — how big of a problem is it? Immigration consultant Cassandra Fultz weighs in.

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Posted: 2017-03-23

Whitehorse to welcome third family of Syrian refugees

The Omar family of four will be arriving in the territory at the end of March, and is being sponsored by the Riverdale Baptist Church.

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Posted: 2017-03-23

Lawyers urge Ottawa to fast-track families in Hong Kong who helped Snowden

Canadian lawyers representing three families who sheltered whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong urged Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on Wednesday to expedite their applications as refugees to this country.

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Posted: 2017-03-22

Specialized nurses may still be delayed at U.S. border, says immigration lawyer

At least one specialized Canadian nurse working for the Henry Ford Health System was told this week that she would need a different visa to enter the United States, but all issues should be resolved by the end of the week, according to an American Immigration lawyer.

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Posted: 2017-03-22

Don’t blame Trump for asylum-seekers, says immigration minister

The wave of asylum-seekers crossing from the United States into Canada was not spurred by the immigration policies of the Donald Trump government in the U.S., says Canada’s immigration minister.

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Posted: 2017-03-22

Private sponsorship is getting refugees jobs, but the system needs support: Vicky Mochama

Fifty-three per cent of privately-sponsored refugees have found full-time work, compared to 10 per cent of their government-sponsored counterparts.

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Posted: 2017-03-22

St. Thomas law scholar James Sloan appointed to Canada's refugee board

The University of Glasgow law professor is trading in his teaching hat for a spot with the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. Sloan was appointed to the IRB by Governor General David Johnston earlier this month and will begin his new job in Toronto on June 5.

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Posted: 2017-03-22

Canada renews commitment to global refugee agency with additional $1.6 million

The Canadian government is giving an international Catholic refugee agency another $1.6 million to help put people on the road to a better life.

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Posted: 2017-03-22

Immigrants' rights groups denounce discrimination based on citizenship

It’s an obscure law that dates back to the time of Prohibition, when fears of communist (or American) invasion often led to protectionist or nativist policies.

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Posted: 2017-03-22

Nearly half of Canadians support deporting people who are in Canada illegally, poll finds

The same share said they supported sending migrants that crossed from the U.S. straight back, while just 36 per cent said Canada should accept them, Reuters/Ipsos reports.

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Posted: 2017-03-21

Jose Figueroa, El Salvadoran refugee who sought sanctuary in Langley church, fights to clear his name

The native El Salvadoran who has lived in B.C. for 20 years, has a date with the Federal Court of appeal on Thursday morning in Vancouver over a motion that was dismissed by a Federal Court last year in which Figueroa wants the federal government to issue him a certificate that would basically declare him innocent.

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Posted: 2017-03-21

Most migrants in U.S. for weeks before trip north: minister

The vast majority of asylum claimants who crossed the border into Manitoba last month had only been in the United States a short time, Canada’s immigration minister said Monday.

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Posted: 2017-03-21

Human rights agency calls emergency hearing on Trump administration concerns

A pan-American human rights commission will review the “ongoing and deteriorating” human rights conditions under Trump’s executive orders.

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Posted: 2017-03-21

One law for border-hoppers, another for everyone else?

Part of the U.S.-Canada Smart Border Action Plan, the agreement states that refugee claimants must request protection in the first ‘safe’ country in which they arrive, unless they qualify for an exception (for family members, unaccompanied minors, certain document holders, and people who could face the death penalty in the U.S. or a third country).

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Posted: 2017-03-21

Smiths Falls to extend immigration partnership program for another 3 years

The Town of Smiths Falls has decided to extend its Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) program for another three years thanks to federal funding.

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Posted: 2017-03-21

The immigration policy America needs

Canada, which in 1967 became the first nation to use a points system, grades applicants to its Federal Skilled Worker Program on six factors: work experience, education, language ability, age, arranged employment, and a more subjective measure of "adaptability." To be eligible for a permanent resident visa, an applicant must accumulate enough points in the various categories to "pass."

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Posted: 2017-03-21

March 20, 2017 - Number of fraudulent immigration consultants growing - Law Times Interview with CEO Dory Jade
http://www.lawtimesnews.com/201703206009/focus-on/focus-number-of-fraudulent-immigration-consultants-growing
Posted: 2017-03-21

Friday, March 17, 2017 CAPIC CEO Dory Jade was interviewed by Dan Rea on CBS RADIO Boston
http://www1.play.it/audio/nightside-with-dan-rea/
Posted: 2017-03-20

Syrian refugee family arrives safe and sound in Mitchell

Members of the Al Mohamad family arrived in Mitchell from Lebanon, through Syria, on March 7 after more than a three-year wait to flee their war-torn country and life in safety in Canada. The family is thrilled to be in their new home in Mitchell.

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Posted: 2017-03-20

Focus: Number of fraudulent immigration consultants growing

Unlicensed representatives will continue to plague the Canadian immigration system until the national regulator of immigration consultants gets the power to go after rogues, says the president of an industry group.

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Posted: 2017-03-20

MPs push for direct access to representatives

MPs inundated with immigration inquiries from constituents could significantly cut their workload by allowing authorized representatives direct access to officials within Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, lawyers in the field say.

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Posted: 2017-03-20

Almost half of Canadians want illegal border crossers deported: poll

Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.

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Posted: 2017-03-20

Muslim man wonders if cross-border incident is slowing his citizenship application

A Mississauga man believes an encounter during which he was questioned about his Muslim faith at a Canada-United States border crossing has thrown a wrench into his plans to become a Canadian citizen.

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Posted: 2017-03-20

Tens of thousands of failed refugee claimants remain in Canada

There are 44,773 outstanding warrants for individuals who are to be deported from the country, the Canada Border Services Agency reports.

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Posted: 2017-03-20

T.O. struggles to absorb refugees

The 2,200 government-sponsored Syrian refugees who have arrived on Toronto’s doorstep since last February have permanent housing and are being integrated into the community.

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Posted: 2017-03-20

Work visas restored to specialized Canadian nurses working in U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirm nurses qualify for TN work visas.

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Posted: 2017-03-20

Canada to give $119M in aid to Middle East and African countries suffering food crises

Canada will provide $119 million to help people in countries in the midst of food crises.

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Posted: 2017-03-20

How Canada’s immigration system really works

There are two policy objectives that drive immigration: economic growth and reaffirming Canada’s international humanitarian commitments.

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Posted: 2017-03-15

'A chance to voice my concerns': permanent residents eager for voting rights

A Moncton immigrant says voting rights would help her feel more engaged in her community.

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Posted: 2017-03-15

Immigration Lawyer Warns Of Influx Of Asylum Seekers Locally

Once the weather warms up, a Windsor immigration lawyer fears the city will see a big increase in asylum seekers from the U.S.

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Posted: 2017-03-15

Here's how Canadian taxpayers and private agencies help asylum seekers

From food and a blanket at the border to social assistance, legal help and job training.

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Posted: 2017-03-15

Trump travel ban faces key test in multiple courtrooms

The day before it is supposed to go into effect President Donald Trump's revised travel ban will be scrutinized in federal courtrooms across the country on Wednesday.

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Posted: 2017-03-15

Manitoba Premier Pallister calls on Trudeau to raise asylum issue with Trump

Worried that asylum seekers enduring sub-zero temperatures to find sanctuary in Canada could die on their journey, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to have a stern chat with U.S. President Donald Trump about the net effect of his immigration policies.

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Posted: 2017-03-15

Graphic Novel Written By Immigrant Women Launched In Toronto

Immigrant women in Ontario have a new tool to help them in their effort to raise awareness about sexual violence and harassment in refugee and immigrant communities.

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Posted: 2017-03-15

Near-fatal border crossing in Quebec prompts calls for immigration reform

An asylum seeker's desperate and nearly fatal trek across the U.S.-Quebec border is being held out as an example of all that is wrong with the Safe Third Country Agreement. 

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Posted: 2017-03-14

Surrey leads way in tackling immigrant job challenges

Workplace integration issues put pressure on city employers.

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Posted: 2017-03-14

'You are not alone': Multilingual ads reach out to immigrant women fleeing abuse

Part of an anti-violence against women Building Supports advertising campaign by the B.C. Society for Transition Houses, the ads reach out to immigrant and refugee women with the message "You are not alone" in five languages: Punjabi, Farsi, Arabic, English and Mandarin.

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Posted: 2017-03-14

Some asylum seekers won't face deportation

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Monday crossing the border illegally is not a "free ticket" into Canada; however, it may be a long-term pass for those coming from a number of war-torn countries, including Somalia.

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Posted: 2017-03-14

New immigrants' adoptive child stuck in Iran

Despite repeated attempts to reform Quebec's adoption law, Quebec still does not recognize the adoption of a child if his or her birth parents are still alive and has a relationship or "filiation" with the child - something that is difficult to disprove across continents.

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Posted: 2017-03-14

Anxious about immigration? Here’s some food for thought

The OECD compared newcomers in dozens of countries, including Canada, and the findings are fascinating.

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Posted: 2017-03-14

Caught at Canada’s border: What happens once asylum-seekers cross irregularly

In recent weeks, the sight of asylum-seekers irregularly crossing the border from the U.S. into Canada - some of them young children - has left an indelible impression.

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Posted: 2017-03-14

Why refugees are choosing to cross over in Manitoba instead of Saskatchewan?

On Thursday, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister once again called on the federal government for help to address the wave of asylum seekers who continue to enter through Manitoba.

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Posted: 2017-03-14

Why Canada’s status quo at the border can’t last

With asylum-seekers risking everything to thwart it, how long can Canada’s safe-country deal with the U.S. survive?

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Posted: 2017-03-13

Toronto needs expanded resources as refugee numbers swell

Toronto is woefully unprepared for a potential influx of migrants, critics say.

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Posted: 2017-03-13

Are you satisfied with the way Canada is handling the migrants coming over the U.S. border?

Hundreds of asylum seekers have entered Canada over the past few months. After trying to escape troubles in their home countries, they're now fleeing the United States and illegally crossing the world's largest undefended border hoping Canada offers a safe haven.

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Posted: 2017-03-13

Why are so many Hungarians deported? A look at Canada’s ‘Unwelcome Index’

CBSA statistics about which countries’ citizens Canada deports, and why, belie international perceptions of our warm embrace of foreigners.

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Posted: 2017-03-13

Opinion: U.S. travel ban creates opportunity for Canada to attract skilled new workers

Trump's policy an opportunity for Canada to show our immigration system is open for business.

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