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What is the definition of a frivolous application for Political Asylum?

I recently had a prospective client in San Francisco ask me for the definition of a frivolous asylum application.  As background, an individual may not be granted political asylum if a Judge determines that an applicant deliberately fabricated any material elements of the asylum application.   723 more words

Frivolous Asylum Application

Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau ...

Mr. Justin Trudeau
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

Greetings! I am citizen of the United States, and I write to you today to request possible political asylum in your country. 755 more words

Social Commentary

Advice for the new immigration minister

New Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum faces some herculean tasks. He has to deliver on a promise to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees before the end of the year. 741 more words


Liberals to restore health benefits for new arrivals: McCallum

The Liberal government will fully restore health care to refugee claimants in Canada, says immigration minister John McCallum.

Restoring the care was a “no brainer,” McCallum told CBC Radio in an interview broadcast Saturday. 158 more words


European ambassador seeks 'solidarity' over refugee crisis, climate change during Edmonton talk

The European Union ambassador to Canada said she hopes to see “solidarity” from Canada as refugees and migrants continue to flood Europe’s borders.

The number of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Europe continues to rise. 281 more words

Local News

Lawyer tried to keep pregnant refugee and rape victim in Australia, but government suddenly flew her out

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A lawyer for a pregnant Somalia refugee rape victim said Monday that he wanted to seek a court order keeping her in Australia before the government suddenly flew her to Nauru without providing the abortion she had requested. 458 more words


Letter: Some refugees are more vulnerable than others

Justin Trudeau accuses Stephen Harper of being selective with refugee claimants to effect political gains. Well, Trudeau’s ill thought-out stance has just cost him my vote. 249 more words