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Newly arrived refugee children learn how to skate from Ottawa Senators staff in Ottawa in March 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

What Joe Biden can learn from Canada’s private refugee sponsorship program

Joe Biden’s efforts to increase refugee resettlement could boost the number of stakeholders actively involved. But Canada’s experiences with private sponsorship contain lessons for the U.S.
Kimberly Gwen Polman, a Canadian national, reads a letter at camp Roj in Syria. Polman came to the Islamic State’s caliphate to join her new husband, a man she knew only from online. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Canadian women who joined ISIS should be repatriated, investigated and rehabilitated

Canada needs a better framework to understand and analyze the participation of women who marry ISIS soldiers — and find ways to hold them accountable
Mehran Karimi Nasseri sits among his belongings in a 2004 photograph taken at Charles de Gaulle Airport, where he lived for nearly 18 years. Eric Fougere/VIP Images/Corbis via Getty Images

How some people can end up living at airports for months – even years – at a time

Some do so of their own accord, using airport amenities to meet their basic needs. Others, however, would rather be anywhere else – and find themselves at the mercy of bureaucratic wrangling.
As part of the citizenship process, new Canadians are required to reflect a knowledge of Canadian history and politics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadian citizenship study guide should tell the truth about racism

The current Canadian citizenship guide needs to be updated to more accurately reflect the truths about Canada’s past and present.

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