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January 11, 2019 4:29 PM Saudi asylum seeker flying to Canada, say Thai police

Alqunun was stopped last Saturday at a Bangkok airport by immigration police who denied her entry and seized her passport. She barricaded herself in an airport hotel room and launched a social media campaign that drew global attention to her case. It garnered enough public and diplomatic support to convince Thai officials to admit her temporarily under 132

January 8, 2019 2:23 PM Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young Saudi woman seeking asylum

A spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees at its Geneva headquarters, Babar Baloch, said Tuesday it’s premature to say what will happen next, but that it could take several days for the agency to look into Alqunun’s claims. He said it “too early to tell” if she will be granted asylum or refugee status. Saudi Arabia’s human rights record has come under 125

January 4, 2019 6:23 PM Filipino workers speak out against Halifax businessman in immigration fraud case

The Crown is recommending a sentence of two years in prison, noting the need to deter “like-minded individuals” and to fully denounce the offences against temporary foreign workers. The case of immigration fraud appears to have divided the city’s Filipino community, with some expressing trepidation about speaking out. After meeting with Crown and defence 131

January 1, 2019 1:01 AM With a fresh swipe at Trump, Cuomo pardons 22 immigrants

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York took aim at U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies Monday, issuing pardons to 22 immigrants who were at risk of deportation or blocked from citizenship because of criminal convictions. “While President Trump shuts down the federal government over his obsession with keeping immigrants out, New York stands strong 122

December 29, 2018 11:59 PM Migrants crossing the English Channel has become ‘major incident,’ U.K. says

This week, British Home Secretary Sajid Javid asked that his government department “treat the situation as a major incident.” And NBC News reported on Saturday that Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said Javid was leaving his family vacation early to address the increase in crossings. In November, French authorities said there had been nearly double 122

December 10, 2018 7:53 PM Nearly 85 per cent of UN nations back migration deal, excluding U.S

Louise Arbour of Canada, a former UN human rights chief, said the issue also has been tied up in parliamentary debates in Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Israel, Slovenia and Switzerland — although some of them did participate in creating the accord, which has since been ensnared by tough political headwinds. The conference is the capstone of efforts 105

December 10, 2018 1:11 AM Lawyer versus consultant? Immigration data shows visa applicants have best shot with former

Foreign nationals who prepare their own Canadian visa applications are nearly as successful in being accepted as those who spend money on a consultant to do the job. But chances of success are much higher if they hire an immigration lawyer to help get their study, work or visitor visas, according to immigration data obtained under an access to information 123

November 6, 2018 10:31 PM Justin Trudeau treads carefully on U.S. election day

While Americans were rendering their verdict on Donald Trump’s politics on Tuesday, Justin Trudeau was on CNN, talking about the “elephant and moose” relationship between Canada and the United States. Canada is still “massively outweighed” in that metaphor, Trudeau told CNN interviewer Poppy Harlow, but “will stand securely in our own strength and our own approach 105

November 2, 2018 1:03 PM Boston Marathon bomber’s friend deported to Kazakhstan

DALLAS, TEXAS—Immigration officials say a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been deported to his native Kazakhstan after he was convicted of concealing evidence in the case. Dias Kadyrbayev was sentenced in 2015 to six years in prison for removing items from Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 91

October 30, 2018 11:49 PM GOP house member denounces fellow Republican for ‘hate’ comments

King has a long history of incendiary remarks on race and immigration throughout his 16 years in Congress. Last year, King was widely criticized after he declared in a tweet that he agreed with far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders that “our civilization” cannot be restored “with somebody else’s babies.” But the lawmaker’s actions have drawn increased 107