Category Archives: Canadian refugees

Lax Deportation Enforcement Blamed for Death of Young Woman

The family of a young Albertan woman who police believe was murdered by a convicted drug dealer from Somalia calls the federal government’s failure to deport the suspected perpetrator, “sickening”. Arriving in Canada in 1993 as a refugee, and acquiring permanent residency in 1997, suspected murderer Bashir Gaashaan soon fell into a life of crime, and in 2009, due to […]

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Canada Border Services Agency to Use Electronic Bracelets in Place of Detention

The federal government will use electronic tracking bracelets in place of detention for asylum claimants and illegal immigrants who pose a high risk of evading deportation orders, according to a recent report by the Globe and Mail. Ottawa served notice this week that it plans to sign a contract with the U.K. firm Buddi Ltd., used by police forces there […]

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New Safeguards Drastically Reduce Canadian Asylum Claims from High-Fraud Regions

Canada, which was facing one of the worst bogus refugee claims problems in the world, and seeing government expenditure on welfare for asylum claimants gradually increase as a result, has seen a drastic reduction of asylum claims from problem countries in the aftermath of instituting new laws on how asylum claims are processed. Changes that came into effect on December […]

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Eight More Countries Considered “Safe” By Canada’s Refugee System

As part of an effort to reduce the number of bogus asylum claims made in Canada, the federal government has added eight countries to its list of designated countries of origin, which are those it considers as having strong protection of human rights, and from which genuine refugees are unlikely to originate. Asylum claimants from the now 35 designated countries […]

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Canadian Government Considering Electronic Bracelets For Refugee Claimants

The federal government is considering requiring asylum seekers who are in Canada and awaiting a decision by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) on their refugee claim to wear electronic tracking bracelets as a condition of being released from detention. On Tuesday, parliament was presented with the findings of a study conducted by the Standing Committee on Public Safety and […]

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Health Workers Associations Lobby against Cuts to Refugee Health Care

Health workers groups held several rallies across Canadian cities yesterday to protest government cuts to health care programs for refugees. As part of its deficit reduction program, the federal government is cutting medical services providedĀ at no cost to refugees through theĀ Interim Federal Health Program, limiting free services to emergency health care and treatment of chronic conditions that pose a public […]

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Can. Immigration Minister Proposes New Bill to Toughen Canadian Refugee Admittance

Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has proposed a new bill “Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act”, that would toughen rules for asylum seekers coming to Canada. The new bill would reduce the time taken to assess a standard refugee application from 1000 to 45 days. This would reduce the incidence of immigration authorities being unsuccessful in deporting asylum seekers applying under false […]

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