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venezuela: Calls to the ministry for details went unanswered, according to CTV. Pacaraima is a major border crossing with Venezuela, where economic and political turmoil has driven tens of thousands to cross into Brazil over the past few years. Government-run news agency Agencia Brasil said Sunday that the Public Security Ministry plans to send at least 60 soldiers of the elite National Force to Pacaraima. Authorities have said that Saturday's violence erupted after a local storeowner was robbed, stabbed and beaten in an assault blamed on four migrants. The army's Humanitarian Logistics Task Force inn Roraima said Sunday that at least 1,200 immigrants fled Pacaraima to escape the violence and returned to Venezuela. Groups of angry residents then roamed the town hurling rocks at the immigrants and setting fire to their belongings. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

parti quebecois: The Liberals and Parti Quebecois, who both hold ridings on the island of Montreal, publicly supported the project, despite acknowledging the embryonic plan was many years away if it ever came to fruition, according to The Chronicle Herald. Legault and his party, which is popular in the far-flung suburban ridings surrounding the greater Montreal area, weren't enamoured of the project. Valerie Plante's pink line helped her win the 2017 municipal election as Montrealers dreamed of a shiny new transit project with stations to be named after women and minorities who helped build the multicultural city. We have concluded it's not the priority, Legault told reporters at his party's convention in May. And while the party has one or two chances of picking up a Montreal riding, its political base is in Quebec City and the surrounding areas known as the regions. Pollsters have indicated the Coalition, which was created in 2011 and has never held power, can win the Oct. 1 provincial election without any of the 27 ridings on the island of Montreal. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

alderney landing: Police say the organizers left the area, and protesters dispersed shortly afterward, according to The Chronicle Herald. The group tried to hold a rally at the same venue on Saturday, but decided to reschedule after they were shouted down by demonstrators. Five members of the National Citizens Alliance tried to hold a rally at Alderney Landing but a much larger group of 60 to 80 protesters showed up and interrupted their plans. In June, they tried to gather in a central Halifax park after being denied the use of three indoor venues, but they ended up leaving after they were quickly outnumbered by protesters. While we welcome immigrants, we feel that the extreme multiculturalism and mass immigration policies are a failure, as they result in a divisive and fractured society, the group says in a document titled Our Story. On its Facebook page, the National Citizens Alliance asks all Canadians to join us in our mission to return Canada to the country it was intended to be, saying extreme multiculturalism is a failed policy. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

tents: Brown and his three buddies hadn't any notice of Saturday's Halifax waterfront multicultural festival, that they would be fitted with genuine turbans at no charge, compliments of the Maritime Sikh Society, according to The Chronicle Herald. They were simply walking in the neighbourhood and felt compelled to join in. I always thought they looked comfortable and now I know they are, like I'm lying on a pillow, said Brown with a laugh. It seemed like the natural thing to do when we heard the music, saw all the tents and people having a good time, said Brown. The semitransparent cotton cloth they transformed into religious headdress came in a multitude of bright colours to choose from. Why wouldn't you want to check it out I always thought cultural diversity was a great thing and who am I not to participate in a cool event like this A few friendly Sikh men worked non-stop fitting a lineup of people with their very own turban. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

years: At first glance, it's an exhibit of rather eclectic dresses each one is a patchwork of objects woven together to tell a story, according to CTV. Carolina Echeverria immigrated to Canada from Chile in the 1980's, and she says the experience was, at times, a painful one. For the last five years, the members of Native Immigrant' have been creating dresses that tell the stories of Canada's oldest and newest inhabitants. She started the collective five years ago. She says immigrants and Indigenous people felt left out of the conversation. At the time, the province's proposed Charter of Values was dividing Quebecers. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

right foot: The left-footed Montreal Impact fullback volleyed in a ball with his right foot in added time to give the Montreal Impact a 2-1 victory over the slumping Chicago Fire on Saturday night.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver council candidate Jean Swanson reflects on her time in prison Vancouver Bird Festival takes off starting today Dunsmuir viaduct land to be transformed into housing for homeless Waterfront Sea Bus terminal to get over-40 facelift Moments before the goal, on a rebound from Saphir Taider's corner kick, Lovitz had been on the ground writhing in pain from a shot to his left ankle, according to Vancouver Courier. Then he got up and scored. He couldn't have plotted a better scenario. I didn't know what form it would take, I just knew that it would come, Lovitz said of his first goal. I'm happy. When I became a defender I thought chances were going to be harder to come by, but sometimes you have to be in the right place at the right time and believe in what you're doing. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

halifax park: The group tried to hold a rally at the same venue on Saturday, but decided to reschedule after they were shouted down by demonstrators, according to Vancouver Courier. In June, they tried to gather in a central Halifax park after being denied the use of three indoor venues, but they ended up leaving after they were quickly outnumbered by protesters. Five members of the National Citizens Alliance tried to hold a rally at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, but a much larger group of 60 to 80 protesters showed up and interrupted their plans.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver council candidate Jean Swanson reflects on her time in prison Vancouver Bird Festival takes off starting today Dunsmuir viaduct land to be transformed into housing for homeless Waterfront Sea Bus terminal to get over-40 facelift Police say the organizers left the area, and protesters dispersed shortly afterward. On its Facebook page, the National Citizens Alliance asks all Canadians to join us in our mission to return Canada to the country it was intended to be, saying extreme multiculturalism is a failed policy. Read Related Topics var related Url var related Link Class relatedlink-processed ; if related Url && ! -1 var related UrlFrags related Url.split '/' ; related Url './' -1 ; related Link Class ul var related Url var related Link Class relatedlink-processed ; if related Url && ! -1 var related UrlFrags related Url.split '/' ; related Url './' -1 ; related Link Class ul var related Url var related Link Class relatedlink-processed ; if related Url && ! -1 var related UrlFrags related Url.split '/' ; related Url './' -1 ; related Link Class ul var related Url var related Link Class relatedlink-processed ; if related Url && ! -1 var related UrlFrags related Url.split '/' ; related Url './' -1 ; related Link Class ul 2018 Vancouver Courier While we welcome immigrants, we feel that the extreme multiculturalism and mass immigration policies are a failure, as they result in a divisive and fractured society, the group says in a document titled Our Story. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

security procedures: Most participants said they believe immigration has a positive effect on Canada, on the country's economic prospects and on shaping Canada's cultural mosaic, the study found, according to National Observer. Some respondents, however, expressed doubt about the fairness of the system, considering the influx of people who have been entering Canada at unofficial border crossings since 2017 in order to apply for asylum.A perception exists that so-called irregular migrants are exploiting the system to get express entry into Canada and that security procedures are being compromised as a result, the survey found. The study, conducted in March by the polling firm Ipsos, solicited the opinions of newcomers, established immigrants living in Canada and the general public through a series of focus groups, as well as surveys conducted via telephone and online. ; It was commissioned, with a price tag of 245,000, by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as part of ongoing research to gain a better understanding of the attitudes of Canadians toward immigrants and the federal government's immigration programs. Few had heard of the Safe Third Country Agreement a treaty between Canada and the U.S. that blocks visitors from seeking refugee protection at an official port of entry. Some said the information helped their understanding of the situation but others were unmoved. Those who enter elsewhere are able to apply once on Canadian soil, prompting thousands to make the crossing at unofficial entry points primarily in Quebec.A fact sheet was provided to study participants addressing the myth of asylum seekers as queue-jumpers and explaining more broadly the process for dealing with irregular migrants. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

transit project: Legault and his party, which is popular in the far-flung suburban ridings surrounding the greater Montreal area, weren't enamoured of the project, according to Vancouver Courier. We have concluded it's not the priority, Legault told reporters at his party's convention in May. Valerie Plante's pink line helped her win the 2017 municipal election as Montrealers dreamed of a shiny new transit project with stations to be named after women and minorities who helped build the multicultural city.article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver council candidate Jean Swanson reflects on her time in prison Vancouver Bird Festival takes off starting today Dunsmuir viaduct land to be transformed into housing for homeless Waterfront Sea Bus terminal to get over-40 facelift The Liberals and Parti Quebecois, who both hold ridings on the island of Montreal, publicly supported the project, despite acknowledging the embryonic plan was many years away if it ever came to fruition. Pollsters have indicated the Coalition, which was created in 2011 and has never held power, can win the Oct. 1 provincial election without any of the 27 ridings on the island of Montreal. A major question is where the country's second-largest city and Quebec's economic engine will rank in the Coalition's list of priorities should it take power. And while the party has one or two chances of picking up a Montreal riding, its political base is in Quebec City and the surrounding areas known as the regions. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

canadian museum: I find it interesting to see how people grappled with making decisions in the past, and that continues to inspire me as a historian, according to The Chronicle Herald. It's this interest in surprising, and perhaps unknown tales, that led Conlin to curation, first at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic as curator of marine history from about 1995 to 2014, and now at Pier 21. It's the idea that . . . events unfolded in ways that surprise you and how, often, we see familiar issues in history, says Conlin, curator at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. But Conlin's interest in history didn't start with museums; it started at home. Due to this, he became interested in airplanes and, later, trains and marine vessels when they came to Nova Scotia on vacation. Born in Berwick, N.S. Conlin and his family travelled a lot, as his father was a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

filipino association: On the main stage, starting at 3 p.m., audiences will enjoy performances by Jeri Brown, Elsy Makhlouf, Diaga Irish Dance, Atlantic Kids Bhangra Group, the Korean Association of Nova Scotia Drum Group, Arsoniste, Shan-E-Punjab, the Filipino Association of Nova Scotia, Rush! Bahamian Culture, Dancing Divas, SMU Taiko, Vibeat Dance Studio, East Coast Combat Hapkido, Serpentine Studios and Evolution Sounds, according to The Chronicle Herald. Organized by the Halifax immigration platform My Halifax Experience, the inaugural event intends to break the mould of past multicultural festivals with a carnival-inspired display of colourful culture. Starting with a parade at 2 p.m. along Lower Water Street, the celebration of the region's diversity will continue with a waterfront party at Salter Lot until 9 p.m. We can't wait to showcase the talent we have in this city, said Ifeanyi Emesih, founder of My Halifax Experience and Mosaic Festival, in a news release. There will be singing, dancing, incredible food, vendors selling clothing, chocolate, jewelery and more. So many cultures will be represented in the parade, on stage and in the vendors area. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

ghanian diplomat: The Nobel Peace Prize-winning former UN leader died early Saturday at the age of 80 following a short illness, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced, according to The Chronicle Herald. Martin, whose tenure as prime minister overlapped with Annan's as secretary-general, described his friend as one of the greats. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former prime minister Paul Martin were among the Canadians who added their voices to the tributes pouring from around the globe following the death of the Ghanian diplomat. He had a very broad vision which enveloped everybody, and he was always looking ahead, he told The Canadian Press. Martin, who worked with Annan on several occasions, said he believed the former UN head would be remembered most for his commitment to multilateral institutions in an age of globalization. He was one of those few people who were able to understand it wasn't just the rich and powerful nations that counted ... that the rich and powerful nations were going to be very dependent, ultimately, on the poorer nations doing well. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

u.s: Maria del Carmen Venegas, who gave birth, told KMEX-TV that agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement asked her and her husband for identification, according to Toronto Star. Allen J. Schaben / TNS She tells KMEX-TV that agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement questioned the couple at the gas station and asked for identification. Maria del Carmen Venegas says she and her husband, Joel Arrona Lara, were driving to the hospital Wednesday when they stopped for gas in San Bernardino, just east of Los Angeles. She was able to provide hers but says Arrona had left his at home in their rush to the hospital. Article Continued Below Venegas gave birth and remains at the hospital. Venegas says Arrona has been living in the U.S. for 12 years without legal authorization. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

world leaders: He launched the UN Millennium Development Goals at a summit of world leaders in 2000 to cut extreme poverty by half, promote equality for women, ensure every child has a primary school education, reduce maternal and child mortality, and halt the spread of AIDS -- all by 2015, according to CTV. Those goals -- only a few of which were fully achieved -- were succeeded by an expanded list of UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 that adds issues such as climate action, affordable and clean energy, and promoting peace and justice. As secretary-general of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006, Annan saw as his greatest achievements the programs and policies he put in place to reduce inequality within and between countries, to combat infectious diseases and to promote human rights and protect civilians from war crimes including genocide. The updated list is a major focus of the UN's current agenda. When he became UN chief, Annan launched a doctrine of humanitarian intervention to prevent governments and leaders from massacring their own people. As UN peacekeeping chief just before becoming secretary-general, Annan shared blame for the failure of UN troops he deployed to prevent the genocides in Rwanda in 1994 and in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

ghanian diplomat.article: Martin, whose tenure as prime minister overlapped with Annan's as secretary-general, described his friend as one of the greats, according to Vancouver Courier. He had a very broad vision which enveloped everybody, and he was always looking ahead, he told The Canadian Press. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former prime minister Paul Martin were among the Canadians who added their voices to the tributes pouring from around the globe following the death of the Ghanian diplomat.article continues below Trending Stories Moving out Vancouver families leave city for better housing options Vancouver overdose deaths reached 'historical high' in 2017This is what the B.C. wildfires look like from space Adult education centre's move to Gladstone secondary in limbo The Nobel Peace Prize-winning former UN leader died early Saturday at the age of 80 following a short illness, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced. He was one of those few people who were able to understand it wasn't just the rich and powerful nations that counted ... that the rich and powerful nations were going to be very dependent, ultimately, on the poorer nations doing well. In today's age, when many of the world's leaders seem to think the national interest can prevail against the global interest, that was certainly not his view, it would not have been his view and he expressed it unequivocally, he said. Martin, who worked with Annan on several occasions, said he believed the former UN head would be remembered most for his commitment to multilateral institutions in an age of globalization. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

montreal university: Representatives of all four major parties were there to take questions that had been sent in advance from Quebecers between the ages of 18 and 35, according to National Observer. Legault was joined on stage by Liberal leader and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, the Parti Qu b cois' Jean-Fran ois Lis e and Qu bec Solidaire spokesperson Manon Mass . Couillard rejected Legault's approach. Fran ois Legault, leader of the right-leaning Coalition Avenir Qu bec party, provoked the reaction after outlining one of his promises to require immigrants to pass a French test within three years of arrival in order to not find themselves in an illegal situation. ; Legault's comments came during an event, billed as a dialogue with youth, at the Montreal university. The best way to integrate an immigrant person into our society, it's not to push them away for six months and put them in a class, but it is to put them in a work environment, with Quebecers, who are going to welcome them and help them learn French, he said. His remarks drew some applause, possibly comforting the premier who was the only one to be booed when he arrived on stage at the beginning of the event. Couillard also made a point of noting his commitment to Canada with a party that is unambiguously federalist, saying he was proud to be Canadian and that being a Quebecer is my way of being a proud Canadian. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

u.n: The statement remembered the Nobel Peace Prize winner as radiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did. article continues below Trending Stories Moving out Vancouver families leave city for better housing options Vancouver overdose deaths reached 'historical high' in 2017This is what the B.C. wildfires look like from space Adult education centre's move to Gladstone secondary in limbo He died peacefully in his sleep, the president of Ghana, where Annan was born, said after speaking to his wife, according to Vancouver Courier. At U.N. headquarters in New York, the U.N. flag flew at half-staff and a bouquet of flowers was placed under Annan's portrait. Tributes flowed in from around the world after his foundation announced his death in the Swiss capital, Bern, after a short and unspecified illness. Reflecting the widespread regard that won him a groundbreaking uncontested election to a second term, leaders from Russia, India, Israel, France and elsewhere expressed condolences for a man Bill Gates called one of the great peacemakers of our time. His aristocratic style, cool-tempered elegance and political savvy helped guide his ascent to become its seventh secretary-general, and the first hired from within. Annan spent virtually his entire career as an administrator in the United Nations. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

cbc notes: The agency said an altercation ensued on the aircraft before takeoff, according to Rabble. Then, Alo went into medical distress and later died in hospital. Global News reports, On August 7, two Canada Border Services Agency officers attempted to deport Bolanle Alo from Canada. Alo had lived in Canada for twelve years, was married, had two adults sons, worked as a taxi driver and had no criminal record. It is not known what exactly happened during the altercation on the KLM flight. CBC notes, Alo told Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada officials at a detention hearing in July that one of his brothers had been killed in Nigeria and that he still had bullets in his body from his time in the country. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

court proceeding: Patrick Rocco, 57, pleaded guilty to two counts of passing forged documents, according to Toronto Star. Topping the list is why Rocco, who had a good career, no criminal record and a history of community service, broke the law to qualify his kids for dual citizenship. Patrick Rocco's case, which the judge called puzzling, leaves loose ends that Thursday's court proceeding failed to answer. Also mysterious is the 15,926 restitution he paid to his former employer, the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board HWDSB related to an allegation that he used a board credit card to buy 3,000 worth of hockey equipment for personal use. Article Continued Below Yet more than five times that amount was paid by his client to the board. That charge was dropped Thursday and Rocco's lawyer said his client makes no admissions in relation to the charge. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

immigration programs: It was commissioned, with a price tag of 245,000, by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as part of ongoing research to gain a better understanding of the attitudes of Canadians toward immigrants and the federal government's immigration programs, according to CTV. Most participants said they believe immigration has a positive effect on Canada, on the country's economic prospects and on shaping Canada's cultural mosaic, the study found. The study, conducted in March by the polling firm Ipsos, solicited the opinions of newcomers, established immigrants living in Canada and the general public through a series of focus groups, as well as surveys conducted via telephone and online. Some respondents, however, expressed doubt about the fairness of the system, considering the influx of people who have been entering Canada at unofficial border crossings since 2017 in order to apply for asylum. Few had heard of the Safe Third Country Agreement -- a treaty between Canada and the U.S. that blocks visitors from seeking refugee protection at an official port of entry. A perception exists that so-called irregular migrants are exploiting the system to get express entry into Canada and that security procedures are being compromised as a result, the survey found. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

sailing community: This influx of new blood has been added to the cadre of old salts who return race after race, according to The Chronicle Herald. This year we're seeing a lot of new boats joining the regatta a sign that Chester Race Week is reaching even more people in the sailing community across the region, the country and internationally, said Pat Nelder, chair of on-water activities. But one difference between this year's Chester Race Week and other renditions is that there are a lot of new faces on the water out of a total of 121 registered boats, there are 25 new skippers. And these newcomers, who make up roughly 20 per cent of skippers, have learned some lessons over the last few days. There's a lot of rules for this race that might not be apparent to someone who's coming from different styles of regattas, Rosborough said, adding that he and his friends made sailing at Chester a goal earlier this year. This is Anthony Rosborough's first year skippering his boat Nesbitt at Chester and he said it's been a challenge. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

ontario government: Topliffe spent 36 years as a Windsor firefighter and retired as a district chief in 2002, according to CTV. He's being remembered by colleagues as a strong advocate for improving firefighter's equipment and helping the Ontario government enact legislation to provide coverage for those battling firefighter related cancers, not knowing he would ultimately succumb to one of those cancers. Charles Douglas Topliffe, fondly remembered as Topper passed away on Monday after a battle with brain cancer with his family by his side He was 74 years old. Fire Chief Steve Laforet worked closely with Topliffe, and remembers him as a dedicated soul who always thought of others. No one didn't look forward working with Doug, everyone looked forward to it and that brought crews closer together in my opinion and it made the team even better when you have that. He enjoyed working in the station and people enjoyed being around him, says Laforet. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

month: My Generation is about swinging Britain in the 1960s, according to Vancouver Observer. Michael Caine narrates and iconic stars appear. It's still a month and a half away but cardholders get a preview today Friday with a free screening of one of its films. Also today, card holders can get first crack at buying this year's passes, and at a 25% discount. Coming close. Regular sales start next Thursday online and in a month in person . The program will be online Sept 6. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

taliban checkpoint: The four rockers that make up the band, known as Arikayn, are Afghan refugees, and their struggles mirror those of millions of other Afghans who have fled to Iran during decades of war, according to The Chronicle Herald. They once had to sneak through a Taliban checkpoint to pay a gig in their home country, and they face discrimination in Iran, but they say that hasn't stopped them from playing the music they love. A drummer strikes his snare four times and Hakim Ebrahimi opens with the first dreamy notes of Afghanistan, the sound of their Metallica-inspired rock ballad filling the air. This is very hard for all of us, but when we play a song, we become the person that we want to be, bassist Mohammad Rezai said. More than 3 million Afghans, including over 1 million who entered without legal permission, live in the Islamic Republic, according to United Nations estimates. Iran is home to one of the world's largest and most-protracted refugee crises. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

iran: This is very hard for all of us, but when we play a song, we become the person that we want to be, bassist Mohammad Rezai said, according to Vancouver Courier. Iran is home to one of the world's largest and most-protracted refugee crises. The four rockers that make up the band, known as Arikayn, are Afghan refugees, and their struggles mirror those of millions of other Afghans who have fled to Iran during decades of war.article continues below Trending Stories Moving out Vancouver families leave city for better housing options Amanda Tapping on coping with miscarriage Downtown Eastside crack kits working, says health chief Playland increases hours for summertime fun in Vancouver They once had to sneak through a Taliban checkpoint to pay a gig in their home country, and they face discrimination in Iran, but they say that hasn't stopped them from playing the music they love. More than 3 million Afghans, including over 1 million who entered without legal permission, live in the Islamic Republic, according to United Nations estimates. The occupation ended in 1989, giving way to years of civil war and ultimately a Taliban-controlled government. Afghan refugees began arriving in Iran in 1978, following their country's Communist military coup and the subsequent Soviet occupation. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

security procedures: Most participants said they believe immigration has a positive effect on Canada, on the country's economic prospects and on shaping Canada's cultural mosaic, the study found, according to Vancouver Courier. Some respondents, however, expressed doubt about the fairness of the system, considering the influx of people who have been entering Canada at unofficial border crossings since 2017 in order to apply for asylum.A perception exists that so-called irregular migrants are exploiting the system to get express entry into Canada and that security procedures are being compromised as a result, the survey found. The study, conducted in March by the polling firm Ipsos, solicited the opinions of newcomers, established immigrants living in Canada and the general public through a series of focus groups, as well as surveys conducted via telephone and online.article continues below Trending Stories Moving out Vancouver families leave city for better housing options Amanda Tapping on coping with miscarriage Downtown Eastside crack kits working, says health chief Playland increases hours for summertime fun in Vancouver It was commissioned, with a price tag of 245,000, by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as part of ongoing research to gain a better understanding of the attitudes of Canadians toward immigrants and the federal government's immigration programs. Few had heard of the Safe Third Country Agreement a treaty between Canada and the U.S. that blocks visitors from seeking refugee protection at an official port of entry. Some said the information helped their understanding of the situation but others were unmoved. Those who enter elsewhere are able to apply once on Canadian soil, prompting thousands to make the crossing at unofficial entry points primarily in Quebec.A fact sheet was provided to study participants addressing the myth of asylum seekers as queue-jumpers and explaining more broadly the process for dealing with irregular migrants. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.