RCMP say 16,503 people illegally entered Canada’s border in 2019
Despite the number of people illegally entering Canada at the border decreased, the number of people claiming asylum at airports continued to spike.
Journalistic malpractice: CBC omits refugee claimant surge in Toronto homeless crisis stories
The CBC published stories on the Toronto homeless crisis that completely omit the thousands of refugee claimants that added greatly to the shelter demand.
UPDATE: Embattled Liberal MP apologizes for using photos from U.S. detention camps to attack Conservatives
Liberal MP Adam Vaughan compared Doug Ford’s immigration policy to ICE camps in the U.S. in a now-deleted tweet. He was quickly rebuked.
Syrian refugee wants to bring 250 more refugees to Canada
A Syrian refugee, Hassan al-Kontar, wants to help up to 250 more refugees relocate to Canada.
Immigrant families are thriving financially, but there’s a catch
StatCan has come out with a new report that finds “established” immigrant families are doing slightly better than Canadian-born households are, beating out generational Canadian households by nearly 10%.
Former ISIS mechanic claimed refugee status in Canada since 2015
Arriving into Canada claiming refugee status, the man, whose name has not been made public, made numerous trips to Syria to work on military-style vehicles for ISIS, and also supervised and led other ISIS mechanics.
Canadian cab driver sentenced to 16 months in US prison for smuggling illegal immigrants under Detroit river
A Canadian from Windsor has been sentenced to 16 months in a US prison for human smuggling.
Refugees finally join Canadians in being less important than Liberals’ political interests
Parties are not just a collection of people. It is like a body that replaces its cells over time. Like a body, a party has an institutional memory, a culture that develops naturally as individuals pursue the group interest insofar as they coincide with personal interests.
Budget bill changes refugee laws to disqualify asylum-seekers with claims in more than one country
The new disqualification would make those individuals illegible for asylum claims in Canada if they are seeking refugee protection in another country.
Feds to spend $283 million on refugee healthcare funding
In Canada, refugee and asylum claimants are legible for the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) which “includes basic, supplemental and prescription drug benefits”.