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In pursuit of asylum on the US-Canada border

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Champlain, New York – The taxis come one after another, day and night, down a lonely stretch in rural upstate New York called Roxham Road. They drive past fields of horses grazing in front of broken-down barns and trailers with “no trespassing” signs on the doors and rusted trucks on the …

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Refugee groups expect more Latin Americans to cross into B.C.

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Settlement groups are bracing for a rush of asylum claimants crossing by foot into B.C. as protections lapse for citizens of countries in crisis who sought refuge in the U.S. People with temporary protected status in the U.S. are those considered unable to safely return home to countries torn by war or …

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Winnipegger honored for sharing history with newcomers

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A Winnipeg immigration lawyer with a passion for sharing Canadian history has been nominated for a Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. Bashir Khan has organized free events for newcomers that bring to life Canadian historical figures like Sir Robert Borden, Manitoba suffragette Margret Benedictsson, Gov. Gen. …

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Canada provides $2.5M in urgent funding for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

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The federal government has announced $2.55 million in funding to United Nations agencies grappling with a huge influx of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar in recent weeks to escape what the UN’s human rights chief has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” The Canadian funding announcement follows an urgent appeal …