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By admin2 on Monday, August 28, 2017
A well-known economic theory says that when it comes to people, you can get too much of a good thing.  As thousands of asylum seekers come across the Canadian border to escape Trump's America, there are many Canadian voices, including mainstream Conservatives, who believe we may have reached that point.
By admin2 on Monday, August 28, 2017
With anti-immigrant sentiment south of the border, there's no better time to appreciate the literary contributions of Vancouver's newcomer communities, says On The Coast books columnist Tara Henley. 
By admin2 on Monday, August 28, 2017
We seem to be desperate today to build bridges or to blow them up. The wall or no-wall argument, the barbed-wire fences now cutting up Europe are just new versions of the old idea that wherever water flows, people can be separated.
By admin2 on Monday, August 28, 2017
Here's a closer look at how that process normally works and how it's been affected by the sudden increase in demand.
By admin2 on Monday, August 28, 2017

After four days, immigrants and refugees enrolling in Windsor's Catholic Central High School completed Newcomer Orientation Week.

By admin2 on Thursday, August 24, 2017
Bill 62 stigmatizes the tiny number of Muslim women in Quebec who wear facial veils. It encourages their persecution, like the harassment of women wearing Muslim head scarves during the debate on the former Parti Québécois government’s ill-fated “charter of values.”
By admin2 on Thursday, August 24, 2017
For many of the thousands of migrants making their way into Canada illegally near the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que. border crossing, setting foot on Canadian soil is just the first step in the process to gain the right to stay legally.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 24, 2017
When the first Welsh immigrants arrived in the province in the early 1800s, New Brunswickers described them as people who dressed funny, spoke a strange language and followed an unfamiliar kind of Christianity.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 24, 2017

Ellen Lainez, like millions of others around the world, once sought refuge from a region heaving with disorder and turmoil. A survivor of violent assault, she fled soon after her attack, stuffing everything she could carry into a backpack and leaving everything else behind. Eight years later, she's built a new life with a familiar purpose: helping other newcomers settle in.

By admin2 on Thursday, August 24, 2017

A growing number of seniors around the planet have become like nomads, travelling the world to spend time with their children in different immigrant-receiving countries. As a result, says Vancouver immigration lawyer Joshua Sohn, many offshore parents who don’t want to become Canadian citizens are instead applying for this country’s “super visa” which allows them to stay with their children here for up to two years at a time.

By admin2 on Thursday, August 24, 2017
When it comes to establishing a digital strategy, nonprofits know by now that we need to grow our online audiences. A big part of that is connecting to our communities through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. But now that there is endless data we can monitor from all these social channels, is your organization aware of what metrics are important to track?
By admin2 on Thursday, August 24, 2017

About 59,000 Haitians received Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a U.S. government waiver exempting them from deportation to their devastated homeland, after a catastrophic earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince in 2010. That waiver was renewed several times by the Obama administration, which judged that Haiti was not ready to absorb returnees. Then this summer, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly (now White House chief of staff) signed off on a very short renewal — six months — letting it be known that there would probably be no more extensions.

By admin2 on Thursday, August 24, 2017

A record number of teenagers new to Canada are spending the week learning about what life is like as a student in Windsor. More than 60 people from six countries took part in the Newcomer Orientation Week program at Catholic Central High School on Monday.

By admin2 on Thursday, August 24, 2017
Vancouver and Quebec City were the locations of two anti-immigrant demonstrations and resulting counter-protests this past weekend. One expert says that while the events can be linked to recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., the issue is more nuanced than the rising tensions in the United States.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 24, 2017
As the surge of migrants pouring into Quebec hit 4,500 people — mostly Haitians — in the first three weeks of August, the federal government scrambled Monday to stem the tide with a sterner message to would-be asylum seekers and to accommodate hundreds more in the nearby Ontario border town of Cornwall.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 24, 2017
For months, the federal government denied the influx of refugees from the United States was anything to worry about but now the Trudeau government appears to have changed its tune.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 24, 2017
News of the sudden closure comes as shock to parents and the 150 affected students, many of whom have attended since they were in elementary school.
By admin2 on Thursday, August 24, 2017
St-Jean is a crisis response coordinator with Sudbury and Area Victim Services. She says she dedicates all of her time at work to helping mostly female trafficking victims transition into survivors.
By admin2 on Wednesday, August 16, 2017
A unique program in which communities privately sponsor refugees arriving from the Middle East and elsewhere has resulted in Canada absorbing them into society — including jobs — faster than any country in the West, according to a comprehensive new report comparing 22 nations.
By admin2 on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Many coming to see Hussen at the Scarborough Civic Centre on July 5 were refugee claimants, or people sponsoring spouses or children, each waiting for their family ordeal to be over. “I need my husband here and my children need their dad,” one woman, in Canada for four years with her now-teenaged children, told the minister, sobbing as her microphone was cut off.

By admin2 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Toronto paralegal has been found guilty by the legal profession’s watchdog of defrauding clients of over $1 million and providing immigration services for which he was not licensed. Victor Manuel Castillo Garcia, who was licensed as a paralegal by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2010, worked with clients from around the world — including Taiwan, Cuba, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Peru — for their permanent residence and work permit applications.

By admin2 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Nearly two dozen teenage immigrants and refugees — who have never used a camera before an award-winning American photojournalist taught them how — will be sharing photographs from their communities at Toronto's Aga Khan Museum next weekend. 
By admin2 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Ordering the immediate release of immigration detainee Ricardo Scotland, who has spent the last 10 months in maximum-security jail despite not having any criminal charges or convictions, Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Morgan was unequivocal in his condemnation of federal immigration authorities.
By admin2 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Morgan spent most of Thursday morning with a furrowed brow and an incredulous look on his face. But his demeanour was at first subdued as he heard the case of Ricardo Scotland, an immigration detainee with no criminal record who is arguing that his indefinite detention in a maximum security jail is a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
By admin2 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Would-be asylum-seekers need to understand it isn’t easy to get refugee status in Canada, Quebec’s premier said Saturday.

Philippe Couillard said it’s important that anyone who is considering joining the surge of people who have been crossing the United States border into Canada in recent weeks know what they’re facing.