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Centennial Building: Asylum Seekers and Students Return

centennial building: Hundreds more are currently being housed in another student residence. ; But with less than a month before students return ahead of the school year, time is running out for refugee claimants who have yet to find a more permanent home, according to National Observer. The Aug. 9 deadline has been the focus of political discussions in recent weeks, with the Ontario government saying the province will face a crisis without federal support. Fifty four-bedroom dormitories at Centennial College now serve as temporary homes for 344 asylum seekers, including 96 families. For some of the asylum seekers staying at the Centennial building, that date ushers in a new wave of uncertainty. They sold their belongings and took their two-year-old daughter to Orlando, Fla., they said. But they say anything is better than what they left behind.A Nigerian couple, who asked not to be named for fear of retribution, said they fled their home in March after receiving threats from the militant group Boko Haram. ( As reported in the news.