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.
“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
#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
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