Category Archives: Illegal migrants

Tory Begs Ottawa For Help After Illegal Migrant Influx

Use your pension to cover the costs, John:

The mayor of Toronto says the city will need to open an emergency reception centre over the next seven days to deal with an influx of refugees.

John Tory says the federal and Ontario governments should take action to relieve the growing pressure refugee claimants are putting on the city’s shelter system.

He says 10 new refugee claimants are added to Toronto’s shelter system each day — 334 additional refugee claimants have arrived since he last appealed for help on April 26.

At the current rate of arrivals, Tory says Toronto projects that refugees will represent more than 50 per cent of the city’s shelter residents by November.

Tory says he’s looking for a number of things from Ottawa and the province, including co-ordination and leadership to help with the immediate placement of new arrivals outside of the city’s shelter system.

He also wants dedicated provincial and/or federal staff to facilitate and operate the placement, sustainable funding, and reimbursement of all costs, including those incurred in 2017 and projected for 2018.

That reimbursement includes $64.5 million in projected costs for ongoing housing and operations, Tory said.

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Mayotte unrest: French island residents round up ‘foreigners’

A group of residents from the Indian Ocean French island of Mayotte has been rounding up suspected illegal migrants and taking them to local police.

The move targeted around 100 “foreigners, Comorans and Africans”, a member of the group told AFP.

Protests against the economic crisis and illegal immigrants from the Comoros islands have paralysed the island.

Mayotte has been in turmoil since mid-February, with roadblocks, a general strike and protests.

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Bay Area leaders pledge protection for undocumented immigrants

San Francisco interim Mayor Mark Farrell announced Thursday that the city plans to pay for legal representation of any immigrant that the Trump administration tries to deport.

On Thursday, ICE announced 232 arrests in Northern California in a four-day period.

Farrell spoke at Carecen, an immigrant rights organization in the Mission District, where he made the announcement alongside Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer and Supervisor Hillary Ronen. He said his goal is to make sure every single immigrant that the Trump administration tries to deport has legal representation in immigration court.

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Afghan migrants receive 400 euros of “free money” every month in Greece

The EU is supporting Greece with hundreds of millions of euros in emergency aid. How is this money being spent?

One of our reporters did some research and talked with a group of Afghans withdrawing money from a Greek bank. According to them they all receive 400 euros monthly, to use without regulation.

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University launches ‘dream fund’ to help DACA students

The University of Minnesota is now soliciting donations from students and staff to help support illegal immigrant students with “at risk” legal status.

The new scholarship fund, known as “The Dream Fund,” is managed by the university’s Immigration Response team, which launched the program “to help students whose ability to pay for college may be affected by their legal status.”

It may also be affected by their being physically relocated to Mexico.

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