Canada is prioritizing the deportation of asylum seekers who walked across the border from the United States illegally, federal agency statistics show, as the Liberal government tries to tackle a politically sensitive issue ahead of an election year.
July 12, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
The influx of asylum seekers that threw Canada’s refugee system into disarray slowed in June after also falling in May, the first two-month decline since the wave ramped up last year, according to preliminary figures from government officials and border agents.
November 6, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny and Leslie Young, Global News
Canada detains too many people in unacceptable conditions and under insufficient oversight, opposition politicians and civil liberties advocates said Thursday, after a Global News investigation detailed Canada’s questionable practices when it comes to non-citizens.