immigration program: He said the agency has written to five lawyers who represent a high volume of those cases and asked if they can help explain what's behind it, according to CBC. He would not name the lawyers. Jawad Kassab, who leads the refugee and immigration program at Legal Aid Ontario, said the agency has identified an unusual pattern in sexual orientation claims filed by Nigerian refugee seekers this year. Kassab said he is concerned that if claims are fabricated, refugees with legitimate claims might have a harder time getting the help they need. Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same-sex Marriage Prohibition Act into law on Jan. 7, 2014. It galls me because of the potential impact that it could have on the refugee system and the Canadian public's perception of refugee claimants and refugees in a very vulnerable time globally, he said. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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