Federal changes to refugee laws don't over well with these Toronto advocates

Metro Morning

Canada's minister for border security is tightening refugee laws to stop what he calls "asylum-shopping". Asylum seekers who have made claims in other countries - like the United States - would no longer be guaranteed a refugee hearing in Canada. Refugee advocates say that undermines an asylum-seeker's most basic right - to ask for protection. Helton Achaye is a former refugee. Today, he's the settlement manager at Matthew House - a shelter for refugees. Sarah Boyd practices refugee and immigration lawy with Jackman and Associates.

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