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June 28, 2018 12:50 PM Melania Trump expected to visit immigration centres as she heads back toward U.S.-Mexico border

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump is heading back toward the southern border of the United States. And this time, she’s not wearing any particular message. The first lady boarded her plane wearing a black shirt and white slacks for the flight. She was expected to visit centres Thursday housing migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. The visit comes 14

June 20, 2018 5:59 PM Major U.S. airlines refuse to carry children seized by immigration agents

Major U.S. airlines are telling the White House that they don't want to participate in any transportation of migrant children who have been separated from their parents at border crossings. In a statement Wednesday, American Airlines said it doesn't know whether any migrant children have been on its flights, but it doesn't want to profit from the current 27

June 20, 2018 3:00 PM 'What's going on in the U.S. is wrong,' Trudeau says of Trump's child separation policy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy that has led to more than 2,000 children being separated from their parents at the southern U.S. border is "wrong." In brief remarks to reporters Wednesday in Ottawa, Trudeau said: "What's going on in the United States is wrong. I can't imagine what the families 23

June 16, 2018 12:02 PM Spain saves 933 migrants, prepares to receive Aquarius boat

Prepares to receive another 630 migrants after Italy and Malta refuse to let aid boat land Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days. The service said Saturday that it pulled the migrants from a total 13

June 7, 2018 9:21 PM Only a fraction of asylum seekers removed in first three months of 2018

OTTAWA—Government data shows thousands of asylum seekers came into Canada illegally across the Canada-U.S. border in the first quarter of the year, but only a fraction were removed from the country during that time. Between Jan. 1 and March 31 only 135 individuals who made an asylum claim following an irregular entry were removed from the country, says information 13

June 1, 2018 1:10 PM Trump blasts Samantha Bee’s ‘horrible language’ about Ivanka, asks why she hasn’t been fired

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump, who once bragged that his celebrity status gave him a pass to grab women’s crotches, asked Friday why comedian Samantha Bee wasn’t fired for using a vulgar, sexist term to describe his daughter. Trump tweeted that it was a “total double standard” that TBS hadn’t cancelled Bee’s show, Full Frontal after the comedian 11

May 30, 2018 3:44 PM Paris migrant camp that contained hundreds is cleared out

Some 28,000 have been removed from contentious Paris camps in last 3 years, but arrivals continue Police on Wednesday cleared out about 1,000 people from the largest makeshift migrant camp in the French capital that became a focal point in France's immigration debate. The mainly African migrants were moved out of their tent camp along a canal used by joggers 25

May 27, 2018 9:39 PM German anti-immigration protesters outnumbered

BERLIN—Several thousand demonstrators from across Germany gathered in the capital Sunday for a rally organized by the far-right Alternative for Germany party, with anti-AfD protesters lining the route in central Berlin. The party estimated that about 5,000 had turned out for its event. Previously, the party said about 1,000 would attend. Started as a euroskeptic 18

May 17, 2018 11:09 PM Supreme Court declines to hear case of Mohamed Mahjoub, who’s accused of having terror ties

OTTAWA—A Egyptian man accused being a member of a terrorist organization has one less legal avenue to try to stave off deportation after the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear his appeal. The federal government is trying to remove Mohamed Mahjoub, 58, using a national security certificate, claiming he was a high-ranking member of an Islamic terrorist 18

May 14, 2018 5:00 PM Number of asylum seekers jumped 30 per cent in April

New statistics show 2,560 people were intercepted by the RCMP crossing the border into Canada, signalling a possible summer spike MONTREAL—Last month saw a sizeable increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing the border illegally into Canada from the United States, according to federal statistics released Monday. The federal government said the number 15