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Immigration & Refugees

Canada to turn back all irregular migrants crossing from U.S., says Trudeau

Irregular migrants trying to cross the land border with the United States will be turned back and won’t be allowed to claim asylum in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. “Canada and the United States are announcing a reciprocal »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Ontario formally requests $200M from Ottawa for asylum seeker costs

The provincial government of Ontario “straining to support a high number of the illegal border crossers” has formally requested $200 million from Ottawa to cover the costs of dealing with thousands of asylum seekers crossing into the province from the United »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada announces new measures to deal with asylum seekers

Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen will travel to Nigeria later this month in an effort to find a way to stem the flow of Nigerian migrants who travel to the United States on tourist visas but then cross into Canada »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

UNHCR slams PQ’s proposal for fence on Quebec-New York border

The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is slamming a proposal by the leader of the largest separatist party in Quebec to build a fence along a section of the Quebec-New York border used by asylum seekers to cross into Canada. »