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Refugee claimants still face uncertainty on social assistance cuts

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Federal cuts to health care for refugees and the adverse effects resulting from them, have been well-publicized. The fight to restore full health-care coverage is moving forward, thanks to the hard work of health-care professionals, lawyers, and refugee advocates.

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| June 19, 2015

When saving lives does not count and government promises are not fulfilled

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Since claiming a majority victory in 2011, the Harper government, with its Minister of Immigration Jason Kenney, and later Chris Alexander, has succeeded in quickly transforming Canada from a country known for its humanitarian tradition of welcoming outsiders and providing sanctuary to the oppressed into one that fears and distrusts refugees.

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UN expert argues for opening legal channels to migrants

May 5, 2015
| Francois Crepeau is UN special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants. He says the global north should open its borders and manage migration rather than resisting it.
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April 29, 2015 |
Harper's policies are complicity, waging wars that drive people from their homelands, and preventing their safe welcome.

What is the fate of refugees in Israel?

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Thousands of refugees from Eritrea and Sudan are being detained in a desert prison, and their fate is unclear.

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No room at Canada's inn

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Usually lost in the bustle of Christmas commercialism is the reminder that when Jesus' parents were looking for a place to stay, there was no room at the inn. For refugees worldwide, that same demeaning sign is hung at the entrance of far too many countries: you are not wanted, you are not admissible, you are undesirable, you are dangerous, you are alien, you are illegal, you are a virus, you are a threat.

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