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By admin2 on Thursday, June 21, 2018
Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Immigrant Services Society of BC has released a report taking a closer look at refugee claimants, as more continue to cross the border into the province. Over 300 people awaiting their asylum hearings were surveyed, and they shared how they felt Canada could modify policies to better support the growing population.

By admin2 on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
How can the government claim to be standing up “unequivocally for our values” while nearly 2,000 vulnerable children have been rounded up and caged in detention centres by our closest neighbour and ally? Are we to believe that imprisoning children, many under four years old, is consistent with the values that define Canada? If so, what does that say about us?
By admin2 on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce recently presented the Newcomer Welcome Centre at the Pictou Antigonish Regional Library with a unique booklet describing 151 activities, facilities and events that make Pictou County a unique and wonderful place to live and work.
By admin2 on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has suggested that it would be "playing politics" for him to condemn the forcible separation of migrant children from their parents at the Mexico-U.S. border.New Democrats pressed Trudeau in question period Monday to suspend Canada's Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S. due to the "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has seen nearly 2,000 children placed in holding facilities in the U.S. while their parents face prosecution.
By admin2 on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Advocates who work in this field believe that the number of unaccompanied minors seeking refugee status in Canada is much smaller than the U.S., but they still see cause for concern. One reason behind that concern is that Canada does not have a uniform system for dealing with unaccompanied minors when they arrive in Canada, according to Janet Dench, the executive director of the Canadian Council for Refugees.
By admin2 on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
She came to Canada last year as a refugee and, with the help of a friend, found The 519 – a City of Toronto agency and registered charity that provides LGBTQ newcomers with essential services and in-depth knowledge of available resources. Staff at The 519 helped Princess prepare her documentation for a hearing on her refugee status, in addition to connecting her with volunteer opportunities that offer a crucial sense of community. 
By admin2 on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
EDMONTON—When Harriet Tinka was growing up in the small western Uganda town of Hoima — one of the oldest in the country — no one talked about depression. She said there was no such word in her mother tongue of Lunyoro, only “crazy.”“In my country they don’t have the word ‘mental health’ – it doesn’t exist,” she said. “They say that’s a Western disease.” It wasn’t until she moved to Canada that she found support from her friends and found a name for depression, a disease she battled for years.
By admin2 on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Designed to stimulate Canada’s economy, the failures of investor immigration are well documented, its successes questionable.A program still operates out of Quebec — and it has problems, too.Still, there are some who see potential for the federal program’s return. They work in universities, and at one of the country’s biggest think tanks.They have ideas for how they think it could work — and none convince the people who have spent decades recording its failings.
By admin2 on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently upended decades of U.S. legal precedent by asserting that women fleeing domestic violence will not generally qualify for asylum. To do so, he challenged the principle that women victims of domestic violence are members of a “particular social group.”
By admin2 on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Nicodeme Mugisho-Demu was a physician in his homeland of the Democratic Republic of Congo, directing a program for refugee women who had been victims of rape in the civil war that continues to ravage the region. But after he arrived in Canada in 2008, Mugisho-Demu was faced with a new problem: he couldn’t practice medicine. Although he tried to apply for the exams required to enter residency training in Canada, he ended up frustrated and emotionally drained. He had little choice but to take work as a security guard to keep a roof over his head.But thanks to an innovative program in his downtown St. James Town neighbourhood, Mugisho-Demu now not only has found a new career in medicine. He is also helping other new Canadians who find themselves in the same situation.
By admin2 on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Nicodeme Mugisho-Demu was a physician in his homeland of the Democratic Republic of Congo, directing a program for refugee women who had been victims of rape in the civil war that continues to ravage the region. But after he arrived in Canada in 2008, Mugisho-Demu was faced with a new problem: he couldn’t practice medicine. Although he tried to apply for the exams required to enter residency training in Canada, he ended up frustrated and emotionally drained. He had little choice but to take work as a security guard to keep a roof over his head.But thanks to an innovative program in his downtown St. James Town neighbourhood, Mugisho-Demu now not only has found a new career in medicine. He is also helping other new Canadians who find themselves in the same situation.
By admin2 on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today the Trump administration's policy of separating illegal migrants from their children is "wrong," just hours before the U.S. president signalled he's prepared to change course and end the practice.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 14, 2018
International students come to Canadian colleges and universities with high hopes. Many choose Canada because of the quality of the education system, but they pay much higher tuition fees compared with their domestic peers.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 14, 2018
As has been widely reported, the U.S. has instituted a policy of detaining asylum seekers and separating children from their families. This policy aims to discourage irregular migration. It is also illegal.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Senate has passed a critical amendment to the Impaired Driving Act that would spare permanent residents sentenced to less than six months from being deported.
By admin2 on Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Conservatives are calling on the federal government to increase the number of LGBTQ refugees it accepts every year, and to make permanent the funding for a pilot project that helps LGBTQ refugees come to Canada.
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Bhutila Karpoche made history Thursday night, becoming the first Tibetan ever elected to public office in North America. The rookie NDP candidate won the Parkdale-High Park riding by a wide margin, securing nearly 60 per cent of the vote.
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
There is an urgent need to devise solutions for people driven from their communities by climate change. Although the international community recognizes current and anticipated climate-induced human crisis, the world is largely unprepared to address it. This is in part because of the scale of climate-induced migration and the lack of legal recognition of the concept of “climate refugees” in international law.
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Spiralling costs and mountains of red tape may force some Catholic refugee sponsorship agencies out of business and cause others to cut back on the number of refugees they’re prepared to welcome, according to the Catholic Refugee Sponsorship Council representing 20 agencies across Canada.
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Ajayi, an artist from Nigeria, is working on launching his own fashion line, after winning an award for newcomer artists at thMayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions. “I am actually combining my artworks [and] paintings, with fashion,” he explained. “It’s going to be like fashion meets painting on the runway.”
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Canada Border Services Agency reports that approximately 4,150 Iranians cases are pending security screening under temporary business streams and another 975 cases are pending for permanent residency.
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
A proposed law to raise the maximum penalty for impaired driving offences in Canada could have a “disproportionate” impact on first-time immigrant offenders who would see their permanent residence status revoked and be deported, critics say.
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
taly and Malta dug in for a second day Monday and refused to let a rescue ship with 629 people aboard dock in their ports, leaving the migrants at sea as a diplomatic standoff escalated under Italy's new anti-immigrant government. 
By admin2 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
An act of vandalism in downtown Sudbury might have left a Syrian refugee family feeling shattered but a group of downtown businesses is rallying to support one of their own. Earlier this month, police said it looks like someone used an air gun to shoot at the windows of Damascus Cafe, which is owned by the Quarquoz family. They came to live in Sudbury as refugees from Syria two and a half years ago.