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Stranded by Trump? Canada will help


2017-01-30 04:40:54
Canada's Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen held a news conference saying that Canada is prepared to offer temporary residency to people stranded by president Trump's immigration ban, which barred entry to U.S. from seven countries with Muslim-majority.

There can be problems on site because of it, considering Canadian government has a Safe Third Country agreement with United States, which says that Canada has to return asylum seekers crossing the border.

"Let me assure those who may be stranded in Canada that I will use my authority as minister to provide them with temporary residency if they need it." -- Canada's Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen.

Canada's Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen is a refugee himself who arrived to Canada from Somalia. he was appointed Immigration Minister in January 2017.

To help its tech industry, Canada is planning to bring in 300,000 immigrants during the year of 2017, most of them economic immigrants.




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