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By admin2 on Thursday, July 27, 2017
A Christian clergyman kneeling inside a mosque would normally be an unusual occurrence, but in Leamington — the small farming community in southwestern Ontario — it's become a common sight.
By admin2 on Thursday, July 27, 2017
Today UNHCR launched “Missing Out: Refugee Education in Crisis,” a troubling new report indicating that opportunities to learn diminish greatly when children are forced to flee their homes and as they grow older. This essay is taken from the report’s introduction.
By admin2 on Thursday, July 27, 2017
There were no good options for settling the Omar Khadr legal case, only varying degrees of bad ones—the outcome of years of mismanagement by all political stripes, and a legal case that fell squarely in Khadr’s favour. Settling was not easy, and the Liberal government did not expect it to be popular. It was the responsible thing to do, nonetheless.
By admin2 on Thursday, July 27, 2017
Lawyer Jared Will argued existing laws put “too much confidence and too much power” in the hands of immigration officials. But Justice Simon Fothergill’s decision Tuesday found the “shortcomings” of Canada’s immigration detention system were due to misapplication of the law, not the law itself.
By admin2 on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Simon Fraser University political scientist Sanjay Jeram is bravely going where few Canadian scholars — and virtually no politicians — dare to go. In the face of an unspoken taboo against seriously debating immigration policy in Canada, Jeram says the time has come for Canadians to start openly discussing the migration issues they’ve been avoiding.

By admin2 on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Like Toronto’s first food banks, it was supposed to close soon after it opened, but Scarborough’s clinic for the medically uninsured is busier than ever. And yet, after 18 years of treating people who need medical care and can’t get it, the volunteer clinic’s end could be near — an unthinkable result for Dr. Paul Caulford, its co-founder and medical director.

By admin2 on Thursday, July 27, 2017
As of March, there were 5,514 so-called “legacy” refugee claimants whose cases haven’t been decided. Their claims were filed before Dec. 15, 2012, which means they aren’t subject to tighter timelines established by the former Conservative government.
By admin2 on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Toronto’s women and recent immigrants will see big benefits from the proposed minimum-wage hike to $15 an hour, according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

By admin2 on Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Winnipeg mother, a Yazidi refugee, is astonished to discover her 12-year-old son is alive after being rescued from ISIS. Nofa Zaghla, from northern Iraq, says her family was separated in August 2014 when they were captured by ISIS.

By admin2 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
As debates around the economic consequences of migration make headlines in Europe and the U.S., the second installment of our ‘Experts to Watch’ series looks at prominent people studying this field.
By admin2 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Vathsala Illesinghe has spent her career researching violence against women. This has remained central to her work since moving from Sri Lanka to Canada in 2013, but immersion in the immigrant experience has also given her work a broader scope.
By admin2 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A TEDx Talk by Carina Hoang discusses her experience as a 'boat person'.  It's a powerful account that is impossible to ignore.

By admin2 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Lawyers for seven who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong say they face danger and call on Canada to speed up refugee applications.
By admin2 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Last month, in an unprecedented show of solidarity, 150 CEOs from the world’s leading companies banded together to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace and, through an online platform, shared best practices for doing so. To drive home the urgency, the coalition’s website, CEOAction.com, directs visitors to research showing that diverse teams and inclusive leaders unleash innovation, eradicate groupthink, and spur market growth.
By admin2 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Both men won permission to stay permanently in Canada. But while they are rebuilding their lives, their story has become a focus of sympathy and criticism among advocates in Canada, who say their fate shows that the United States is not fair or safe for refugees.
By admin2 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Despite law that requires refugee hearings to be held within 60 days, more and more asylum hearings are being suspended indefinitely because of the Canada Border Services Agency’s delays in issuing security clearances.
By admin2 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Hundreds of refugee families across Canada are marking a heart-breaking anniversary Saturday of the coup attempt in Turkey that some say has left their family members trapped there or stranded overseas in precarious circumstances.
By admin2 on Thursday, July 13, 2017
The Immigration and Refugee Board has again refused to release a West African man who has spent more than four years in maximum-security jail without charge because the government has been unable to deport him.
By admin2 on Thursday, July 13, 2017
When Sameena and her Ugandan Asian family needed a place of safety, Canada stepped up. Now a doctor, she cares for families in her adoptive home.
By admin2 on Thursday, July 13, 2017
A professor at Laval University in Quebec City says time  — at least 1,200 hours of it  — and motivation inside and outside the classroom are key to learning a second language.
By admin2 on Thursday, July 13, 2017
What one day on the Canada-U.S line says about refugees, Canadian tolerance and Trump's America.
By admin2 on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Faced with a swelling backlog and a promise to resolve five-year-old asylum claims, the chair of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada admits he needs more funding and more people. Mario Dion insists the IRB has become more efficient in dealing with cases, but it's not enough.

By admin2 on Thursday, July 13, 2017
There are about 5,500 so-called “legacy” asylum claims waiting to be heard. These are claims filed before Dec. 15, 2012, when the former Conservative government overhauled the asylum system by introducing statutory timelines to hear new claims and expedite removals of failed claimants — leaving the old cases on the back burner.
By admin2 on Thursday, July 13, 2017
An El Salvadoran woman and her two daughters are challenging a Canadian refugee law that bars their entry by land, the first time a court has heard a legal objection to the law with a real-life case at its center.
By admin2 on Thursday, July 13, 2017
Members of the Mado family reflects on their first half-year in Canada after they came over as privately sponsored refugees through the Mozuud Freedom Foundation’s Project Abraham.