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Expedite decisions on asylum seekers

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The surge of asylum seekers brings with it a host of challenges. And while it would take a heart of stone not to be moved by the sight of families arriving with high hopes, ready to leave behind most of their possessions to start a new life in this country, …

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UN refugee agency checks on asylum seekers in Emerson

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The United Nations refugee agency has sent a representative to Manitoba to check how asylum seekers are being processed near the border with the U.S. Jean-Nicolas Beuze of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was in Emerson getting a tour of the area from Manitoba Mounties on Thursday morning. …

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Tearful reunion as Yazidi boy arrives in Winnipeg

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There were tears, hugs, smiles and songs at the Winnipeg airport early Thursday morning as friends and family witnessed the reunion of a Yazidi refugee mother and her 12-year-old son. Nofa Zaghla wept as she met her son privately behind airport security before appearing before dozens of supporters and reporters …

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Hundreds Of Asylum-Seekers Continue To Stream Into Quebec

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The number of asylum-seekers fleeing the U.S. into Canada is surging this summer, with nearly 800 people irregularly walking into Quebec in June alone. One of the most popular irregular border crossing areas is just west of Lake Champlain, along the rural Roxham Road just outside Champlain, New York.  This …

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The Latest: South Sudan’s displaced numbers ‘overwhelming’

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KAMPALA, Uganda — The Latest on Uganda reaching 1 million refugees from South Sudan (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross says the number of hungry and displaced South Sudanese is overwhelming. Peter Maurer said in a statement Thursday there is a …