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By admin2 on Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Canadian government should join the mainstream and set a reasonable time limit – a few months, at most – before migrant detainees must be released.
By admin2 on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Everyday Canadians spent a year embracing Syrians in the world’s most personal resettlement program.Letting them go might be the biggest test yet.

By admin2 on Thursday, March 30, 2017
In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children have fallen unconscious after being informed that their families will be expelled from the country.
By admin2 on Thursday, March 30, 2017
While many Canadians are concerned about having problems at the United States border, it is Americans who are having difficulties visiting Canada with the number turned away rising by 31 per cent last year, La Presse has learned.
By admin2 on Thursday, March 30, 2017
A Vancouver lawyer says the consequences facing refugee claimants are often staggering and even those tasked with helping them face significant emotional repercussions.Peter Edelmann works with refugees and says many who end up in British Columbia are fleeing violent situations and persecution.
By admin2 on Monday, March 27, 2017

Government of Ontario announces an increase to the minimum wage to $11.60/hour effective October 1, 2017 

By admin2 on Thursday, March 23, 2017
Under the former Conservative government, Canada shifted toward an immigration system that absorbs migrant workers who first come to the country on temporary status to meet labour market needs, compared to the old “nation-building” model that let migrants in immediately as permanent residents.
By admin2 on Thursday, March 23, 2017
Despite a worsening backlog and surging number of land-border asylum claims via the U.S., the beleaguered Immigration and Refugee Board will not be getting any relief from the Liberal government.
By admin2 on Thursday, March 23, 2017
The wave of asylum-seekers crossing from the United States into Canada was not spurred by the immigration policies of the Donald Trump government in the U.S., says Canada’s immigration minister.Asylum claims began rising in 2015. Mr. Trump won the presidential election late last year and was inaugurated earlier this year. A survey of those who crossed into Manitoba from the U.S. last month found that 97 per cent had spent less than two months in the United States before heading North, Ahmed Hussen told the House Immigration Committee on March 20.
By admin2 on Thursday, March 23, 2017
Tuesday’s hearing by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights was prompted by the requests from advocacy groups in Canada and the United States to review what they called “ongoing and deteriorating” conditions faced by asylum-seekers and other migrants under the Trump administration.
By admin2 on Thursday, March 23, 2017
The nonprofit sector can be a catalyst for a conversation about decent work and what it could mean for the sector and for Canadian communities. 
By admin2 on Thursday, March 23, 2017
Asylum seekers walking across an international border — such as those who have recently entered Canada from the United States — often find themselves living in poverty.But many say the safety, security and opportunities they find in this country are something they could only dream of in the homes they're fleeing.
By admin2 on Thursday, March 23, 2017
Refugee Rights Day is celebrated each year in Canada on April 4th.  It is an opportunity to bring attention tot he advances made in the protection of refugee rights in Canada as a result of the Singh Decision.  It is also a time to learn about the threats to those rights. 
By admin2 on Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Key Strategic priorities and Planned Activities of the Immigration Refugee Board (IRB) for the upcoming fiscal year 2017-2018 have been signed and posted on the IRB website.
By admin2 on Thursday, March 23, 2017
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated the Sponsorship Cost Table with slight increases due to a housing supplement of $75/month for single and $100/month for families. 
By admin2 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Learning a new language is often one of the hardest parts of integrating into a new culture. That is why a local Syrian settlement group is helping refugees in the region through that process.

By admin2 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Migrant's hazardous journey highlights dangers of Safe Third Country Agreement, lawyer says. Mamadou, originally from Ivory Coast, spent nearly nine hours in the woods along the U.S.-Quebec border in temperatures around –15 C.

By admin2 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities published its recommendations for the Federal budget "Seizing the Moment".  The document calls for more investment in housing, transit and local green innovation.

By admin2 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

At training sessions across the US, advocacy organizations are teaching immigrants living in the country illegally how to minimize trouble should they come knocking. 'Know your Rights' sessions are advising people not to open the door if ICE knocks, and if you're taken into custody, don't sign anything.

By admin2 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Azar says he's been an author ever since he was able to write his thoughts down. He hopes he can share his story and message with other refugees that might be enduring a similar struggle, as well as with other young Canadians who are watching the wave of immigration come in.
By admin2 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Refugees are the focus of the biggest installation of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei which goes on display next week at the National Gallery in Prague.Called "Law of the Journey", the 70-metre-long (230-foot-long) inflatable boat with 258 oversize refugee figures will be shown from March 16 through the rest of the year, the gallery said.
By admin2 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Two Yemeni sisters who illegally crossed into Canada last month say they're caught in bureaucratic limbo in Ottawa after a government official confiscated their only piece of identification.
By admin2 on Thursday, March 9, 2017
All refugees deserve the same welcome, whether they are resettled to Canada or they make their own way to our borders in search of asylum. We must not make distinctions between human beings in need of protection.Canada acts honourably when we protect additional refugees through resettlement, by which we select refugees from a third country. However, our primary and legal responsibility lies towards the protection of refugees at our borders or on our territory.
By admin2 on Thursday, March 9, 2017
Nadim Ado is a Yazidi refugee who fled his home country of Syria for a new life in Canada. He, his wife and their two children arrived as government-sponsored refugees on Dec. 23 of last year.
By admin2 on Wednesday, March 8, 2017
A new exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg includes a powerful link to the world's refugee crisis.Our Canada, My Story, which opened Wednesday night, profiles seven Canadians who have struggled to succeed. One of those stories is about Ali Duale, a refugee who came to Halifax from Somalia two decades ago.