Category: Immigration

Halifax is not Canada’s Black Mecca

https://www.thecoast.ca/Opinionated/archives/2018/11/08/halifax-is-not-canadas-black-mecca Tundé Balogun is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is owner of The Objective News Agency, a special investigative documentary-style news outlet covering issues important to Black communities that mainstream media miss. Find out more at theobjective.ca SANDRA C. HANNEBOHM From education to employment, government and media, Halifax has a blatant culture of systemic racism. In […]

Refugees asking for asylum in Canada argue the US is no longer safe

https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-09-07/refugees-asking-asylum-canada-argue-us-no-longer-safe Resty was desperate. She had fled Uganda and was in Pittsburgh when her toddler, Maria, got sick. They didn’t have insurance, and Resty felt hopeless. Then, while watching the news, she realized there was another option. “I was seeing it on the news and internet,” says Resty. “And then I was like, ‘If those people […]

Philippines-based church has ‘means and motivation’ to kill refugee if returned: IRB

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/refugee-philippines-church-lowell-menorca-1.4502614 Lowell Menorca holds a photo he says was left on his car in the Philippines showing his family with a red ‘X’ through the face of his then-two-year-old daughter and the warning, ‘Say Goodbye.’ He fled the country and sought refugee status in Canada. (Gavin Fisher/CBC) The Immigration and Refugee Board has found a Philippines-based […]