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Integrating child, youth and young adult refugees into learning systems and supporting their educational achievement is a provincial responsibility, but a national concern. (Devin Avery/Unsplash)

Canadian governments urgently need to collaborate to support refugee students

Governmental co-operation is needed to accompany refugees through Canadian systems: from arrival, through education paths and into employment.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marc Miller recently expressed alarm over asylum claims by international students at private colleges. (Shutterstock)

Setting the record straight on refugee claims by international students

Recent comments about international students in Canada significantly abusing the asylum system are misleading and obscure the context needed to understand a complex issue.
Hanadi Alashi points to Palestinian family members in a photo at her home in Ottawa on Dec. 1, 2023. Alashi is one of many Canadians who have applied for family members to come to Canada under a special extended family visa program created in response to the conflict in Gaza. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Asylum seekers from Gaza and Sudan face prejudiced policies and bureaucratic hurdles

Refugee programs in Canada have always been politicized, but more so in recent years, evidenced in discrepancies between programs for refugees from Gaza and Sudan and those from Ukraine.
Workers demolish the temporary installation for refugee claimants at Roxham Road in September 2023 in St. Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que. Since then, refugee claims have increased. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canada needs a national strategy for homeless refugee claimants

We know how to reduce homelessness and uphold our responsibilities to those seeking asylum and protection. Now all we need is the political will.
Immigration Minister Andrew Giles and Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neil. Mick Tsikas/AAP

The consequences of the government’s new migration legislation could be dire – for individuals and for Australia

The government has failed in its attempt to ram unprecedented changes to the migration act through parliament. The laws, now being reviewed by a senate committee, could be disastrous.

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