Asylum-seekers fleeing U.S. may find cold comfort in Canada’s courts

April 27, 2017 – Anna Mehler Paperny and Rod Nickel, Reuters

Migrants who applied for asylum in the United States but then fled north, fearing they would be swept up in President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown, may have miscalculated in viewing Canada as a safe haven.

That is because their time in the United States could count against them when they apply for asylum in Canada, according to a Reuters review of Canadian federal court rulings on asylum seekers and interviews with refugee lawyers.

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