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January 18, 2018 10:00 PM Trudeau continues cross-country town hall tour with stop in Quebec City

PM has touted tour as a chance to escape 'Ottawa bubble' and meet with Canadians After a swing through Nova Scotia and Ontario, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Quebec City tonight for the second leg of his cross-country town hall tour as he looks to meet with Canadians ahead of Parliament's return later this month. Trudeau embarked on a similar 8

January 13, 2018 2:14 PM African UN ambassadors blast Trump’s ‘s---hole’ remark as ‘outrageous, racist and xenophobic’

JOHANNESBURG—The African group of ambassadors to the United Nations has issued an extraordinary statement condemning the “outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks” by U.S. President Donald Trump and demanding a retraction and apology. Former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power has shared the statement on Twitter, saying: “Whoa. I’ve never seen a statement 13

January 11, 2018 11:33 PM Trump snubs immigration from 'shithole countries'

White House not denying U.S. president used profanity in Oval Office meeting In an extraordinary Oval Office exchange, U.S. President Donald Trump used profane language to disparage African nations in a meeting with lawmakers about a proposed bipartisan deal on immigration. That's according to three people briefed on the meeting held Thursday 24

January 9, 2018 5:21 PM Joe Arpaio, the fiercely anti-immigrant sheriff pardoned by Trump, announces Senate bid

Arpaio, 85, made his bid to replace Republican Sen. Jeff Flake in an interview Tuesday. PHOENIX—Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake. The 85-year-old Arpaio is a close ally of President Donald Trump and tweeted Tuesday he is seeking the post “to support the agenda and policies 9

December 3, 2017 9:12 PM Sri Lankan refugee family, set to be deported, makes final plea from Montreal

Federal and provincial politicians and Amnesty International are urging Ottawa to grant the Lawrence family a reprieve. MONTREAL—A Sri Lankan family in Montreal that is set to be deported tonight is hoping for a last-minute reprieve from Ottawa. The Lawrence family arrived five years ago as refugee claimants and have since found either jobs or academic 14

November 22, 2017 7:02 PM Immigration qualification based on 'excessive demand' must change: minister

Canada's immigration minister says changes must be made to current rules barring potential immigrants from settling in the country if they're deemed to place excessive demand on the medical or social system. Ahmed Hussen says section 38-1C of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act is unfair, out of date and not in line with Canadian values 29

November 21, 2017 2:18 AM U.S. District Court Judge permanently blocks Trump’s order to cut funding for sanctuary cities

SAN FRANCISCO—A federal judge has permanently blocked U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit co-operation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick issued the ruling on Monday in lawsuits brought by two California counties, San Francisco and Santa Clara. Orrick said Trump 19

November 20, 2017 8:29 AM Closing arguments set for San Francisco pier killing that sparked immigration debate

SAN FRANCISCO - Closing arguments are set to begin in the trial of a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that touched off a national immigration debate. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate is accused of killing Kate Steinle in 2015. He does not deny the shooting but his attorney argues a gun he found went off accidentally 23

November 8, 2017 4:41 PM Latest shift in U.S. immigration policy prompts renewed Liberal outreach

OTTAWA -- Two Liberal MPs are headed back to the U.S. in an effort to fend off a new surge of asylum seekers at the Canada-U.S. border following the latest shift in U.S. immigration policy. The Trump administration this week placed about 5,000 Nicaraguans on notice that their temporary status in the U.S. will be revoked in the next year, while nearly 18

November 2, 2017 9:01 PM Refugee admissions plan sets off sighs of disappointment as global crises worsen

OTTAWA -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees arrives in Canada this weekend for what his agency had hoped would be a chance to applaud Canada's decision to take in a higher number of refugees next year. But the plan released this week by the federal government proposes no increase in the number of refugees Canada will accept through the UN in 2018. That's 14