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Asylum Claim: Refugee and Press Secretary

asylum claim: During that same period, more than 5,000 asylum seekers arrived through unofficial entry points, according to CTV. The government says border officials can only remove failed refugee claimants after they have exhausted all legal options available to try for refugee status, including applications to the Immigration and Refugee Board, appeals and other administrative measures. Between Jan. 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 only 135 individuals who made an asylum claim following an irregular entry were removed from the country, says information provided to the Commons committee on immigration. Everyone ordered removed from Canada is entitled to due process before the law, said Scott Bardsley, press secretary for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. But while the Canada Border Services Agency makes every effort to remove as many ineligible asylum claimants as possible, the vast majority of irregular border crossers are not 'removal ready,' Bardsley added. Once individuals have exhausted all legal avenues of appeal/due process, they are expected to respect our laws and leave Canada or be removed. ( As reported in the news.