Category: Refugees

Canada to welcome hundreds of refugees from Libya

Canada to welcome hundreds of refugees from Libya By Mark Tutton, CNN Updated 12:32 PM ET, Fri February 8, 2019 https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/08/world/canada-libya-refugees/index.html Inside the Triq Al-Sikka Detention Center in Tripoli, Libya, in 2017. (CNN)Canada has announced it will take in 750 refugees from Libya, some rescued from migrant detention centers. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said in […]

Ottawa begins fast-tracking asylum claims from selected countries

0 °C  | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019 SUBSCRIPTION| SIGN IN Ottawa begins fast-tracking asylum claims from selected countries The Immigration and Refugee Board now fast-tracks “less complex” asylum claims by reviewing evidence without a full hearing as backlog climbs to 74,000 cases with wait times of up to 24 months. NEWS 06:56 PM Nicholas Keung Toronto Star A group of irregular […]

Canada launches new fast-track system for processing refugee claims

Canada launches new fast-track system for processing refugee claims By Brian Hill Online Writer & Researcher, Investigative  Global News https://globalnews.ca/news/4912186/canada-launches-fast-track-system-for-processing-refugee-claims/ NEWS: SAUDI TEEN DELIVERS PUBLIC STATEMENT AFTER ARRIVAL IN CANADAX Rahaf Mohammed, the young Saudi woman who was granted asylum in Canada, spoke to the media about settling in her new home. But the story of another […]

Conservative MP invokes Marrisa Shen’s murder in call for immigration screening review

Conservative MP invokes Marrisa Shen’s murder in call for immigration screening review Michelle Rempel made the announcement in Burnaby South with her party’s byelection candidate Kelvin Gawley / Burnaby Now JANUARY 20, 2019 11:55 AM MP Michelle Rempel speaks at a press conference in Burnaby South alongside Burnaby South Conservative candidate Jay Shin (left) and MP […]

EDITORIAL: Immigration concerns about the process, not people

EDITORIAL: Immigration concerns about the process, not people https://torontosun.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-immigration-concerns-about-the-process-not-people Postmedia  News More from Postmedia News Published:January 7, 2019 Updated:January 7, 2019 9:02 PM EST A sign warning asylum seekers is seen at the Canada-U.S. border at Roxham Rd. Wednesday May 9, 2018 in Champlain, N.Y.Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS Canadians have largely been supportive of immigration for many […]

‘A very brave new Canadian’: Woman who fled Saudi Arabia arrives in Toronto

‘A very brave new Canadian’: Woman who fled Saudi Arabia arrives in Toronto By Rahul Kalvapalle National Online Journalist  Global News VIDEO WILL BEGIN AFTER THESE MESSAGES…X https://globalnews.ca/news/4841580/rahaf-al-qunun-canada-saudi/ WATCH: Saudi teen fleeing abusive family arrives in Canada, welcomed by Chrystia Freeland – A A + Listen A young Saudi woman who fled her allegedly abusive family, drawing renewed attention to the plight […]

Canada shouldn’t use teenage Saudi refugee as a ‘political football’: ex-ambassador

Canada shouldn’t use teenage Saudi refugee as a ‘political football’: ex-ambassador https://globalnews.ca/news/4841580/rahaf-al-qunun-canada-saudi/ By Rahul Kalvapalle National Online Journalist  Global News WATCH: Saudi teen fleeing abusive family arrives in Canada, welcomed by Chrystia Freeland – A A + Listen Canada did the right thing by granting asylum to Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun but should take steps to ensure that the case doesn’t cause irreversible […]

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun ‘very, very happy to be in her new home’ after landing in Toronto

Saudi teen who fled family ‘very, very happy to be in her new home’ after landing in Toronto https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/saudi-runaway-woman-1.4976076 Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is fleeing what she says is an abusive family The Canadian Press · Posted: Jan 12, 2019 8:35 AM ET | Last Updated: 2 hours ago Saudi teen granted asylum lands […]