RCMP document targeting Muslims sparks criticism of Liberal asylum management


Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:02PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:32PM EDT OTTAWA — The emergence of an RCMP questionnaire targeting Muslim asylum seekers in Quebec sparked criticism Thursday that the Liberal government mismanaged last summer’s…

Lawyers fight for asylum seekers in strife

Refugee lawyers have vowed to fight for 71 asylum seekers whose welfare payments have been cut off after they missed a deadline to lodge claims for Australia’s protection. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton gave roughly 7000 asylum seekers who arrived by boat a non-negotiable October 1 deadline to “lodge it or …

Refugee lawyers slam Dutton's asylum seeker deadline as 71 hit with welfare cuts

On Thursday Peter Dutton revealed 71 of up to 7500 asylum seekers had failed to meet the government’s deadline for their protection applications to be lodged. Part of the process requires asylum seekers to submit a Form 866 application for a protection visa – a document that is over 30 …

More than 13000 intercepted by RCMP trying to cross into Canada this year

New figures released today show the number of asylum seekers arriving at the Canada-U.S.. border almost doubled last month. The latest data shows 5,712 people were stopped by the RCMP in August, up from 3,134 in July. Haitian family fleeing Donald …More than 5500 asylum seekers illegally entered Quebec in August

Refugee lawyers vow to fight for 71 asylum seekers after Dutton cuts welfare support

Support has been cut to 71 asylum seekers who did not lodge claims for protection in Australia before an October 1 deadline. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton had given 7500 asylum seekers who arrived by boat a non-negotiable deadline to “lodge it or leave”. Advocacy group Asylum Seeker Resource Centre has …

Number of people seeking asylum in Canada at levels not seen since 2009

OTTAWA — The number of people seeking asylum in Canada is now the highest it’s been since 2009, driven in part by a surge in asylum seekers showing up at the Canada-U.S. border. New statistics released Tuesday by Immigration, Refugees and …Canada not ready for second-wave of asylum seekers, union head …

‘Buddhist terror’ targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar: Erdoğan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sept. 25 that security forces in Myanmar were waging “Buddhist terror” against Rohingya Muslims in the country, slamming what he called a lack of humanitarian efforts by the international community to

Deadline arrives for asylum claims

The cut-off date for asylum seekers who arrived by boat some years ago to claim protection or risk deportation has arrived. Source: AAP. 16 MINS AGO UPDATED 15 MINS AGO. The deadline has arrived for asylum seekers who arrived in Australia by boat …