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Security Threats: Security and Border

security threats: Border Security Minister Bill Blair says officials screen all asylum-seekers at the border and that there is no security problem, according to Toronto Star. Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo All those in the queue had already been screened once at the border to see whether they posed clear security threats. Internal government documents obtained by lawyer Richard Kurland under the federal access-to-information law show that as of Feb. 28, 2018, there were 11,745 asylum-seekers waiting for second security screenings, up from 1,683 just two years earlier an increase of about 700 per cent. Overall, 41 per cent of the backlog cases were refugee claimants who are already in Canada but who have not been security screened, Canada Border Services Agency officials wrote in a presentation outlining why things were so backed up, and who was stuck in it. Article Continued Below Border Security Minister Bill Blair said officials check all asylum-seekers at the border and stressed there is no security threat to Canadians. The Toronto Star first reported the details, which lit a political fire in the House of Commons' daily question period. ( As reported in the news.