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Others Focus: Border Crossers

others focus: An editorial from a prominent national paper asks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to yield to Tory measures by tightening the border, according to Toronto Star. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen recently said that he has no qualms about using the term illegal . As MPs Jenny Kwan and Gary Anandasangaree have both argued, word choice is important and the term illegal is harmful. One newspaper speaks of illegal migrants while others focus on illegal border crossers. Irregular is used by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada to describe border crossings between ports of entry. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights protects this right. This is not about people trying to sneak across the border undetected, but about the right to seek asylum from persecution. ( As reported in the news.