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The migrant surge on the border isn’t a crisis, it’s just a fiasco

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Everybody stay calm, everything’s under control. As Canadian Forces teams were busy building a tent village last week to accommodate a surge of mostly Haitian asylum claimants crossing the border from upstate New York into Quebec near Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, that’s what we were still being told by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, …

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Irregular Immigrants Flee To Canadian Border As Trump Cracks Down On Immigration In The U.S.

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President Trump’s crackdown on irregular immigrants in the United States is having unforeseen consequences for Canada. The flood of recent migrants crossing the Canadian border from the U. S. is unprecedented. Originally from Mexico, from Honduras, from El Salvadore, they come. Somalis with criminal records, Haitians fleeing expected cancellation of their American …

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Dedicated team to decide asylum claims from Quebec border crossers

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OTTAWA — Twenty officials from the Immigration and Refugee Board have been assigned to focus exclusively on deciding asylum claims lodged by people crossing irregularly into Quebec. The dedicated team will start hearing applications from those who arrived earlier this summer, but the decision is being driven by the exceptionally …

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We Must Ask Refugees What They Feel About Returning to Syria

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Every day, tens of thousands of words are written on the Syrian conflict – by journalists, think-tank analysts, aid agencies and others. Yet one voice is conspicuous by its absence: the voice of those most affected by the war – the people who have fled their homes, their livelihoods and …