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Lawn signs with welcoming message pop up around Winnipeg

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A Winnipeg woman says she wants to show that everyone is welcome in her city, one lawn sign at a time. Ester deGroot is selling lawn signs with the words “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbour” printed in three different languages as a fundraiser. As …

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Number of asylum seekers crossing into Manitoba down again in August

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A Winnipeg immigration lawyer says new stats that show a continuing drop in the number of asylum seekers crossing into Manitoba likely means worries about a surge in irregular border crossings into the province during Donald Trump’s presidency were overblown. Police intercepted 80 people crossing the border into Manitoba between official …

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Private sponsorship of refugees grows, along with resettlement needs

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NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Britain and Argentina are among a growing number of countries allowing ordinary citizens to pay for refugee care, lodging and other assistance, as global resettlement needs outstrip places available 13-fold, a Canadian-led initiative said. Ireland, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates also plan …

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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 …