Category Archives: asylum seekers

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 … Continue reading

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More Countries Listed As ‘Safe’ Designated Countries of Origin

As part of the effort to combat bogus asylum claims, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced on Thursday that two more countries have been designated as ‘safe’ countries from which asylum claims will be given an expedited treatment. CIC created … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Department Creates New Rules To Fight Refugee Fraud

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) last week released a list of 27 countries whose nationals will have their asylum claims expedited. The new rules were created to fight a growing problem of bogus asylum claims by nationals of European member-state … Continue reading

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CBC Obtains Federal Police Report on Hungarian Refugee Claimants

The largest news broadcaster in Canada, CBC News, has obtained a draft of a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) report on Hungarian refugee claimants, a group which has grown significantly since Canada lifted visa requirements for Hungarian nationals in 2008. The … Continue reading

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Release of Convicted Fraudster Highlights Serious Problems with Canada’s Refugee System

According to a CBC report, the Immigration Division (ID) of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) released Gyula Kolompar, a refugee facing deportation, from federal custody on Tuesday, despite his conviction last week on six counts of fraud, 12 counts … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Federal Government Imposing Visa Requirements on St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced this week that citizens of St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (St. Vincent), Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland will require a visa to travel to Canada, effective 12:01 AM EDT on September 12th. Individuals … Continue reading

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Border Services Report Says Bogus Refugees From Hungary Could Cost Canada $222 Million A Year

A recent report by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) estimates that each refugee claimant who has their application rejected by the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), due either to lack of evidence of persecution in their home country … Continue reading

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