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‘Trump was going to deport me’: Migrants are losing fingers to frostbite while fleeing to Canada

“I saw what was coming,” said Yussef, 28, who fled his home in Somalia in 2013 to make a circuitous, five-month voyage to San Diego, where he applied for asylum but was rejected. “I knew Trump was going to deport me.”

After a three-hour walk, much of it through deep drifts, Yussuf arrived in Emerson, a small farming town in sight of the snow-swept border with both North Dakota and Minnesota.

Emerson’s 700 inhabitants have long known “border hoppers,” often offering them lifts to the nearby Canadian Border Services Agency office. But they have never seen them coming in these numbers.

Notley to visit D.C. to meet policymakers

Notley says she plans to meet with as many policy-makers as possible to remind them that supporting Canadian business helps U.S. business.

“Trade with the United States represents a significant part of our economy and we need to make sure that those interests are protected,” Notley said Friday.

Militant, Anti-Trump Anarchist: ‘Confront the Police and Destroy Corporate Property’

During the Inauguration Day and UC Berkeley violent disruptions, the activists engaged in what’s known as “black bloc” tactic, smashing anything that gets in their way, including people opposing them, while hiding their identity.

Bounty hunters chasing migrants on horses and bans on new mosques – Welcome To Hungary

At first glance, the video looks like a Hollywood thriller. Set to strident, aggressive music, it shows a group of muscular men using motorbikes, helicopters and even horses to race across the countryside in pursuit of human quarry.

When the targets are captured, they are wrestled to the ground and their hands bound as the patrol members, in camouflage clothing, stand menacingly over them.

But the ‘narrator’ whose voice can be heard over these chilling scenes is not a highly-paid movie star. He is, in fact, a provincial politician, and his message is unequivocal: ‘Hungary is a bad choice for migrants.’

Canadians are proud of our unique identity

Ever since I announced my campaign for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, the out-of-touch media and Liberal elites have been trying to dismiss my candidacy.

They said I was a long shot. They said I could not win.

They said my plan to screen all immigrants and refugees to Canada was “un-Canadian.”

Many Somalis in Minnesota ‘willing to take the risk’ to sneak into Canada

Omar Jamal is dealing with a crisis.

Jamal is the executive director of the Somali Community of Minnesota, and for months now, he has seen people whose U.S. asylum claims have been rejected end up in Minneapolis, home to one of the largest Somali communities in the country.

From there, they make arrangements to sneak into Canada, where they can file refugee claims.

A call for a “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia”

National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) sent an open letter to all three levels of the Canadian government on February 8, 2016, urging the government to take concrete action to “counter Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and discrimination” following the terror attack on the Centre culturel Islamique de Québec.

The open letter, endorsed by dozens of Canadian Muslim institutions and organizations across the country and their community partners, recommended that at the municipal level, all city councils should boost resources for local police services to receive training in the area of bias-neutral policing and hate crimes, to provide education and outreach to diverse communities, and to publicly release annual review of hate crimes

NCCM also calls for every province in Canada to create an Anti-Racism Directorate which will examine issues of systemic racism within the government’s mandate, and to create and support public education campaigns on related topics.

Panic setting in among Hispanics over deportations

Hispanic organizers are struggling to tamp down panic in their communities as federal authorities begin to implement President Trump’s executive orders on immigration.

One of the first cases to receive national attention, the deportation of Arizona resident Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, has put undocumented and mixed status communities on edge.

“It’s fair to say we’re all extremely troubled by the deportation action we saw take place yesterday in Arizona,” said Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza.

Trudeau’s electoral reform gambit was “a betrayal of the public trust”

Justin Trudeau failed spectacularly in his attempt to manipulate our electoral system for partisan advantage.

His unstated goal was to change the way we have elected our Members of Parliament since Confederation by introducing ranked or preferential ballots.

It was not until an hour after he declared the initiative dead in the water that he finally came clean about his preference.

Protests erupt in NYC over immigration enforcement raids

Hundreds gathered in New York City Friday night to protest raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week that resulted in the arrests of hundreds in several states.

According to a report by The Washington Post, widespread panic spread amongst activists, immigrants and on social media after it was reported that ICE had conducted numerous raids over the last 48 hours in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York and several other cities.

‘We had to run’: Refugees walking across B.C. border in fear of U.S. crackdown

Carmen is seven months pregnant and she dreaded being separated from her children if she was deported from the States, a possibility that had suddenly become very real after the election of Donald Trump. And so, the Honduran family decided to try their luck in Canada, where they had heard the government was more welcoming to refugees.

“We had to run. We ran in danger of being caught,” Carmen said of her arrival in B.C.