A group of Canadian women’s organizations has called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to withdraw controversial changes to asylum laws in his government’s omnibus budget bill because of the harm they would cause to women targeted by harsh U.S. immigration policies.
A surge in illegal crossings at the Canada/US border since 2017 has caused the worst processing backlogs at Immigration Canada in seven years, according to the Auditor General’s Processing Asylum Claims report.
The Liberal government is taking steps to stop so-called ‘asylum shopping’, but the new provision may turn away only a fraction of the total number of migrants entering Canada outside of legal border crossing points.
That’s a feature not a bug.
Holocaust victims killed in Nazi gas chambers “found some sense of relief in knowing what was happening,” making them better off than refugees denied entry to Australia, a prominent Australian doctor was quoted as saying Monday.
Lubomyr Luciuk — who once said he “had no choice but to become ‘Dr. No’” because he denied so many refugee claims — gained notoriety for his views on Canada’s asylum system, including when he said Canada had become a haven for “assorted terrorists, drug peddlers and war criminals.”
Conservative critic Michelle Rempel accuses immigration minister of engaging in divisive politics.
Smugglers dug multiple holes that were several feet long underneath the steel border fence for the group to enter, according to ABC.
That news comes as government’s handling of immigration falls increasingly under scrutiny ahead of next year’s federal election.
As Canada continues grappling with an influx of irregular asylum seekers, statistics show a growing number of people seeking refugee protection in Canada are Americans.
Actually, they’re NOT Americans – that’s why they’re leaving.
‘A delicate domestic context that we respect’ awaits Asia Bibi’s arrival
“There is a delicate domestic context that we respect [because they might kill me] which is why I don’t want to say any more about that, but I will remind people Canada is a welcoming country [for jihadists],” he added.
Citing an “overwhelmed” asylum system, Donald Trump is expected to set out details as early as Friday morning of aggressive new restrictions to ban many migrants crossing into the US from Mexico and requesting asylum – a move that is expected to face immediate legal challenges.
The offences include 364 violations of residency permits, 299 thefts, 175 embezzlement of low value items as the police call it, 97 grand larcenies and 69 drug offences, 41 fare dodgings, 33 aggravated assaults, 20 assaults, 13 gang robberies with weapons, 12 predatory thefts, four robberies, two attacks on enforcement officers, one extortion and one person was arrested for manslaughter.
A key government document views the Safe Third Country Agreement as a key culprit to illegal immigration.
An asylum seeker, claiming to be from Eritrea, is confronted by an RCMP officer as he crosses the border into Canada from the United States on August 21, 2017 near Champlain, N.Y.
Confronted? He’s holding the bleedin’ gate open!
An internal national intelligence report from the RCMP obtained by the Toronto Sun breaks down some of the security challenges caused by the recent influx of asylum seekers crossing illegally into Canada.