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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:16 am    Post subject: Canadian Riot Reply with quote

We do protest marches too!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:28 am    Post subject: Nine people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada Reply with quote

Nine people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada
By Christinne Muschi, Reuters

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (Reuters) - Nine asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene.

As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the border in Champlain, New York, four adults and four young children fled the cab and ran to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other side.

One by one they scrambled across the snowy gully separating the two countries. RCMP officers watching from the other side helped them up, lifting the younger children and asking a woman, who leaned on her fellow passenger as she walked, if she needed medical care.

The children looked back from where they had come as the U.S. officer held the first man, saying his papers needed to be verified.

The man turned to a pile of belongings and heaved pieces of luggage two at a time into the gully -- enormous wheeled suitcases, plastic shopping bags, a black backpack.

"Nobody cares about us," he told journalists. He said they were all from Sudan and had been living and working in Delaware for two years.

The RCMP declined on Friday to confirm the nationalities of the people. A Reuters photo showed that at least one of their passports was Sudanese.

The man then appeared to grab their passports from the U.S. officer before making a run for the border. The officer yelled and gave chase but stopped at the border marker. Canadian police took hold of the man's arm as he crossed.

The border patrol officer told his counterpart that the man was in the United States illegally and that he would have detained him.

Officers on both sides momentarily eyed the luggage strewn in the snow before the U.S. officer took it, and a walker left on the road, to the border line.

The RCMP carried the articles to their vehicles, and the people piled in to be driven to a nearby border office to be interviewed by police and to make a refugee claim.

People seeking refugee status have been pouring over the Canada-U.S. border as the United States looks to tighten its policies on refugees and illegal immigrants. Asylum-seekers sneak across because even if they are caught, they can make a claim in Canada; if they make a claim at a border crossing, they are turned away.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:05 am    Post subject: Farther than Canada - New Zealand!! Reply with quote

U.S. Filings for NZ Citizenship Jump 70%

The number of Americans who have applied for citizenship in New Zealand has risen by 70 percent in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election compared to the same period a year earlier, the Associated Press reports. Eighteen percent more Americans in New Zealand have also obtained work visas when compared with the previous year. Because New Zealand is more than 6,000 miles away from the mainland U.S., the number of Americans applying to be citizens is still relatively low. From Nov. 8, 2016, to Jan. 31, 2017, New Zealand has had 170 applications from Americans via grant. For that time span, 203 Americans applied for citizenship by descent. Trump made only a brief reference to the South Pacific country during his campaign, when prompted by a television reporter from New Zealand. “Say hello to Bob Charles. I love Bob Charles,” Trump replied. “Do you know who Bob Charles is? Your greatest golfer.” In 1963, Charles won the British Open.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-14/us-applications-for-new-zealand-citizenship-jump-70-percent.html?via=newsletter&source=CSAMedition

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This Man Moved to Across the World to Avoid President Trump
A lot of people joked about moving away if Trump became president. Gary Belis did it.
Patricia Murphy

Many have threatened it, but Gary Belis is doing it. The 64 year-old New Yorker is leaving the country now that Donald Trump is president.

At the very moment Trump raises his hand to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Belis will be international air space, on a one-way ticket to New Zealand to start a new chapter in his life. Unlike snowy New York, it will be summer in New Zealand, but Belis said he chose his destination for its location alone.

“It is as far away as I can get from Donald Trump,” he said. His departure date of January 19th, the day before the inauguration, wasn’t a coincidence, either. “I do not want to be here for one minute of his presidency.” After Belis’ flight crosses the International Date Line, he will land in New Zealand on Saturday, January 21st. “I literally will have erased January 20th from my life.”

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Ironically, the one thing that could bring Belis back to the states sooner rather than later is Medicare, which does not apply outside of the U.S., but apparently does apply in nearby American Samoa. Luckily for Belis, though, Trump has promised not to touch Medicare in his presidency.

Just like the rest of us, Belis can’t predict how Trump’s first 100 days will go.

“I'll be interested in reading about it from the others side of the world.” But the one thing that won’t change is his citizenship. “I'll be an ex-pat,” he said. “But I was born an American and will die an American.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/20/this-man-moved-to-across-the-world-to-avoid-president-trump.html?via=newsletter&source=CSAMedition
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:31 am    Post subject: Central and South America Reply with quote

There are thousands of US citizens living as expats in Central and South America already because it is a lot cheaper to retire there than the US and the medical care is good and cheap too.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject: Asylum seekers in Canada now trapped in legal limbo Reply with quote

Asylum seekers in Canada who fled Trump now trapped in legal limbo
[Reuters]
By Anna Mehler Paperny and Rod Nickel

TORONTO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Thousands of people who fled to Canada to escape President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal migrants have become trapped in legal limbo because of an overburdened refugee system, struggling to find work, permanent housing or enroll their children in schools.

Refugee claims are taking longer to be completed than at any time in the past five years, according to previously unpublished Immigration and Refugee Board data provided to Reuters. Those wait times are set to grow longer after the IRB in April allocated “up to half” of its 127 tribunal members to focus on old cases. The number of delayed hearings more than doubled from 2015 to 2016 and is on track to increase again this year.

Hearings are crucial to establishing a claimant’s legal status in Canada. Without that status, they struggle to convince employers to hire them or landlords to rent to them. Claimants cannot access loans or student financial aid, or update academic or professional credentials to meet Canadian standards.

Canada's refugee system was struggling to process thousands of applications even before 3,500 asylum seekers began crossing the U.S. border on foot in January. It lacks the manpower to complete security screenings for claimants and hear cases in a timely manner. Often there are not enough tribunal members to decide cases or interpreters to attend hearings, the IRB said.

More than 4,500 hearings scheduled in the first four months of 2017 were canceled, according to the IRB data.

The government is now focused on clearing a backlog of about 24,000 claimants, including people who filed claims in 2012 or earlier. That means more than 15,000 people who have filed claims so far this year, including the new arrivals from the United States, will have to wait even longer for their cases to be heard.

Read more:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/asylum-seekers-canada-fled-trump-now-trapped-legal-101501170.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=2_14
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