Canada makes no guarantee on asylum for refugees
The Canadian government stands firm on its policy for refugees and asylum-seekers, after a preliminary report shows a surge in asylum applications this year.
A warning from the United States’ neighbor up north: beware of false information about claiming refugee status at the border.
Months after receiving an influx of asylum seekers at the US-Canada border.
Canada’s immigration officials are now making it clear—seeking asylum is not a free ticket into the country.
“There are private individuals and organizations in your community who may be providing false and misleading information about claiming asylum in Canada. The government of Canada has no special program to grant refugee status to individuals in the US currently under temporary protective status, or otherwise.”
Immigration authorities have stepped up efforts to educate the public on risks tied with irregular border crossings, after US President Donald Trump’s implementation of a travel ban affecting a number of countries early this year.