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CBC News What happens when an asylum seeker gets picked up at the border?

One of the first things that happens when an asylum seeker crosses the border is they are taken to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). We explain how the CBSA determines someone’s eligibility to make a refugee claim.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

News in Review - November 2017 Border Running: Asylum Seekers Head To Canada

Thousands of asylum seekers are fleeing into Canada from the U.S. They left their native countries to escape hardship, poverty, and in some cases war, only to learn that new U.S. immigration policies have made it hard for them to stay. Now they're heading to Canada – using illegal border crossings like Roxham Road. It's a one-way route out of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:18:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

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News in Review - April 2017 Asylum Seekers: A Desperate Journey into Canada

Since the United States announced plans to change their immigration policy, the U.S.-Canadian border has been flooded with asylum seekers. Many undertake what’s called “irregular crossings” — at points that do not have immigration stations. They’re trying to circumvent the Safe Third Country Agreement, which restricts refugees to seeking asylum in the country of their arrival. In the first two ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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The Fifth Estate Voyage of the Black Dragon

It was a desperate gamble: more than 130 Chinese migrants spent months in squalid conditions below the deck of an old fishing boat, risking their lives for a chance for a better life in America. But those dreams were defeated when the crew of the Black Dragon left them stranded on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2014

News in Review - October 2010 The Tamil Boat People Controversy

In mid-August, a rusty merchant ship was intercepted off the coast of British Columbia. On board were almost 500 Sri Lankan Tamils, hoping to be granted refugee status in Canada. In this News in Review story we’ll look at their desperate journey and why they left Sri Lanka. We’ll also examine the controversy over what to do with them.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2010

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News in Review - October 1999 Chinese Boat People: Human Cargo

In a nation that was built by people escaping harsh conditions in search of a better life, immigration and refugee policies have been issues about which many Canadians often feel ambivalent or perplexed. When illegal migrants land on our shores unexpectedly and under harsh conditions, our principles and sympathies can be severely put to the test. Determining what is the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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News in Review - December 1997 Gypsies in Canada: The Promised Land?

Gypsies from the Czech Republic recently started to look to Canada as a haven from what they claim is institutionalized persecution in their homeland. The story from both sides of the Atlantic.
  • 1997
  • 00:10:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1997

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News in Review - March 1994 Refugees in Canada: Getting Through the Door

Canada's record as a welcoming host nation for refugees and its current immigration policies are examined.
  • 1994
  • 00:13:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1994

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