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Canada: Conservative Government

Asylum Applicants Dept: But Canada's Conservative government has begun rolling up the welcome mat, increasing efforts to track down and deport thousands of asylum-seekers whose applications have been denied, according to Vancouver Sun. Fresh from the revelation that Los Angeles arson suspect Harry Burkhart travelled to the U.S. from Vancouver after losing his nearly three year bid for refugee status, immigration analysts here warn America could become a new destination for thousands of asylum applicants soon to be pushed out of the pipeline in Canada and for years, Canada has had one of the most generous immigration policies in the world, welcoming tens of thousands of asylum applicants who claim to be fleeing persecution in their homelands. The clampdown is likely to be felt not just across Canada, but in the United States. ( As reported in the news.