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RCMP help asylum-seeking family through snow after run-in with U.S. border patrol

8 people, including 4 children, barely made it across the border in an effort to claim refugee status<p>Eight asylum-seekers, including four children, …

Montreal declared a ‘sanctuary city:’ What does that mean?

Montreal is now a sanctuary city, after a vote at city council Monday afternoon following a motion that was put forward by Mayor Denis Coderre.<p>The …

Canada

Syrian refugees in Canada's north: 'It’s not warm in weather, but warm in emotions '

In communities such as Yellowknife, the temperature can sink to -40C, a dramatic change for refugees who had ‘never experienced anything like it’<p>After a rocket hit his sister’s house and killed his brother-in-law and nephew, Mustafa Alhajy knew he had to leave Syria.<p>He was not expecting to end up …

Northwest Territories

Influx of refugees fleeing U.S. is putting Ottawa to the test

Blue baby shoes are dropped and a woman's red scarf is ripped away by the wind as nearly two dozen refugees struggle forward under heavy loads and on tired feet. Minutes later, they will walk into Canada unsupervised, joining hundreds of African migrants who have fled north from the United States …

In Focus: What Refugees Kept, and What They Left Behind

How do you frame a story as big as the refugee crisis in a photograph?The migration of millions is one of the defining narratives of an epoch. …

North Africa

Syrian refugee families learn ice fishing on Ottawa River

Part of OCISO's efforts to match newcomers with local people<p>Abdallah Alfayhin, his wife Wafaa and their four young children zipped up their snowsuits …

More refugees flee US for Canada

<b>(CNN) —</b> Twenty two people were found illegally crossing the border into the Canadian province of Manitoba this weekend, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.<p>A stream of people in increasing numbers have recently fled for Canada, crossing through snow and dangerous, freezing …

Canada

They came for the American dream. Now they’re fleeing to Canada.

Waist-deep in snow, in remote locations close to the border, migrants have been braving sub-zero temperatures and the danger of being stopped by border patrol agents to find the American dream — in Canada.<p>Compared to February 2016, the number of asylum seekers crossing into Canada illegally has …

Immigration

Sizable minority says Canada is accepting too many refugees: poll

The Liberal government has broad approval from Canadians for its refugee policy, but is testing the limits of that support as a sizable minority already feels the country is taking in too many asylum seekers, a poll from Angus Reid Institute says.<p>The federal government plans to take in 40,000 …