Nicholas Keung 姜巧樂

Nicholas Keung 姜巧樂


@TorontoStar ?? Immigration Reporter. #cdnimm. TWITS =) only represent my personal views. Please email your story suggestions to nkeung@thestar.ca.

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But what’s missing from the real story? The stark, staggering inequities faced by this population were largely dismissed among the cultural stereotypes reinforced in this article.

#Frontline and #lowincome  workers need to be able to take time off to isolate and get tested for COVID-19 without fear of losing their incomes or jobs. #COVID  #pandemic 

Street checks will continue, but new guidelines that take effect immediately make it clear that police can collect personal information from the public only in specific circumstances, such as when investigating a crime. #alberta  #carding  #police 

As #Canada  feels #China ’s sting, spare a thought for Tibet. While #Beijing ’s hostage diplomacy incarcerates Canadian citizens, think of the entire #Tibetan  people held captive in their own land since the mid-1900s.

What future for global #migration  after #COVID-19 ? IS THE #PANDEMIC  CHANGING #ATTITUDES  TOWARDS MIGRATION? Will #Canada  give its #undocumented  essential workers their rights? And where are the immigrants in the country’s policy debates? @openDemocracy 

Thousands of #postgraduate  #work  permit holders are running out of time and facing removal from #Canada , according to #Migrant  Students United, an advocacy group for #international  #students  and graduates. #pgwp 

“I’m 58 years old and can’t risk it. I’m laying low, working from home, hoping I don’t get COVID. I cancelled that flight today. I just haven’t told him. I don’t want to break his heart, but he’ll understand.” #christmas  #cominghome 

The couple asked why it had been cancelled and, unbeknownst to the agent, started taping the conversation, which ended with the agent telling them, “The biggest problem is that the person whom you are travelling to has no #status .” #refugee  #visit  #canada 

life for those in #marginalized  communities — specifically #Black  and #Indigenous  people — continues to be a challenge, particularly since the start of the pandemic. #Poverty  by #PostalCode  @unitedwaytyr 

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The @FedCourt_CAN_en  has struck down bilateral #US- #Canada #SafeThirdCountryAgreement  for infringing on Canadian Charter, essentially saying #USAA  is not safe fo #asylumseekers 

#Canada would face “an influx of #refugee  claimants” and other “ripple effects” in the absence of a bilateral pact that stops would-be #asylum  seekers from making a claim here via the U.S., the federal government is warning. #STCA 

1000s of would-be #newcomers  who have the visas to settle here permanently are being kept outside #Canada . Some of their visas have now expired. It’s a situation that has left many hurt, frustrated and worried for their future. #CoPR  #immigration  #covid 

A Peruvian woman who has worked as a live-in nanny for a Toronto family for nearly 8 years will get another chance at becoming a #permanentresident  of #Canada  after her application was twice rejected over #immigration  officials’ own #mistakes .

95% of the principal applicants admitted under #ExpressEntry  process were #employed  after one year, while 83 per cent of them reported doing so in their primary occupation, says the review of the five-year-old program. #skilled  #immigrants  #canada 

The different tones of victim statements from families/friends in response to #BruceMcArthur 's murders underlines how police treatment of people with precarious #immigration  status can deny justice to the most vulnerable, and even hinder investigations.

“This unpredictability is significantly heightened by the global pandemic. Should the #reopening  of the #border  between #Canada  and the #USA  coincide with the end of the suspension period, a surge of asylum claims at the border is anticipated.”

The #pandemic  has actually made the conditions worse for #asylum  seekers, they argue. As of Oct. 6, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported 6,387 confirmed COVID-19 cases in #custody  , including eight COVID-19-related deaths of #detainees  .

This refugee claimant applied to renew a #workpermit  in January. It finally came this week. But he's already lost his job -- and his rental apartment. Current wait time for work permits reaches 6 months, affecting #refugees , foreign #workers  #students 

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