Refugees Coming to Canada Face Complicated Process in Seeking Status

A young man from Yemen is handcuffed by an RCMP officer after crossing the border into Canada near Hemmingford, Que., on Feb. 17, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)
A young man from Yemen is handcuffed by an RCMP officer after crossing the border into Canada near Hemmingford, Que., on Feb. 17, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

MONTREAL—For many asylum-seekers crossing from the United States into Canada, Roxham Road in the small Quebec town of Hemmingford represents the first steps of a...

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  • Rows of chambers holding intermediate-level radioactive waste in shallow pits at the Bruce Power nuclear complex near Kincardine, Ontario. Critics says a public opinion survey used to bolster claims of widespread support for a proposed underground nuclear waste bunker at the complex near Lake Huron was misleading and actually found little backing for the project. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

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  • Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale during question period in the House of Commons on Feb. 15, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

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  • (L-R) European Council President Donald Tusk, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, greet each other as they arrive for an EU-Canada summit to sign the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement in Brussels on Oct. 30, 2016. The European Parliament has approved the deal, but it still has to be ratified by Canada and various European parliaments. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

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  • Canada's Ambassador to the Unitied States David MacNaughton speaks during a business luncheon in Montreal on Nov. 16, 2016. MacNaughton is cautiously optimistic that any renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement will go well for Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

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  • Dr. Minnan Liu of the Falun Dafa Association of Edmonton gives a presentation after the screening of the “Human Harvest” documentary at the University of Alberta on Feb. 3, 2017. (Epoch Times)

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  • Workers cross the street near Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 28, 2016. Business immigration lawyer Joseph Grasmick believes there is little for Canadian professionals in the United States to worry about in regards to their TN status if NAFTA is repealed. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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  • CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais delivers a statement in Gatineau, Que. on May 5, 2015. Some cellphone companies are either passively or actively violating Canada's wireless code of conduct and the rules need to be tightened and enforced, consumer groups say. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

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  • The North West Redwater Sturgeon Refinery, the first refinery in the world to be built with an integrated carbon capture and storage system, will reduce Alberta’s dependence on the export of raw bitumen. (Courtesy of North West Redwater)

    New Cutting-Edge Refinery Could Be Boon for Alberta Oilsands

    A huge cutting-edge refinery being built in Alberta’s industrial heartland could be a game changer for the oilsands when it comes to converting bitumen to... Read more

  • Canada's Denis ShapCanada's Denis Shapovalov returns the ball during first-round Davis Cup World Group tennis action against Great Britain's Kyle Edmund on Feb. 5, 2017 in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)ovalov returns the ball during first round Davis Cup tennis action against Great Britain's Kyle Edmund, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

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  • The Heart and Stroke Foundation is calling for the elimination of marketing of all food and beverage products to children and youth under age 17, saying that high-volume promotional tactics are setting up young people for obesity and lifelong health problems. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks past reporters on Parliament Hill on Feb. 1, 2017. Trudeau’s election promise of electoral reform is no longer on the agenda. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)

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