3 children detained at O’ Hare Airport by immigration agents

Three children who are American citizens were held by immigration agents for several hours at O'Hare International Airport on Thursday after arriving from Mexico with a relative, who reportedly mentioned because the adult they were traveling with was "considered inadmissible" to Enter the United States with the three children under 9, 10 and 13 years. Mention is made that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers detained minors as a way of hooking in order to detain their parents who are said to be not American citizens and reside in the country illegally. Activists rushed to O’Hare trying to ask questions about why the children had been arrested. At the airport it became known that Representative Jan Schakowsky ...

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Canadians can now expect to have their information collected at the border

The announcement was made on Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security, any legal citizen from Canada can now expect at the time of crossing the northern border to have their information collected, this will include things like complete name, date of birth and gender. This comes as part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan, the agreement came to be in 2011 and was made together by President Barack Obama and then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to help approach issues that have to do with security and economic competitiveness. This means that both the American and Canadian government will be working together, not just at the border, but beyond the border to help enhance the security and accelerate the flow ...

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Mayor of Chicago denies ICE access to CPD files

With the announcement that raid on illegal immigrants would start this past Sunday, Chicago mayor announced that the Chicago Police Department would not be allowing access to ICE agents, the police’s department’s databases. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the city of Chicago will protect all of its families. She will halt any police involvement with Immigration and Custom Services, and are not allowed to lend any assistance or cooperate with them in the raids. Mayor Lightfoot also mentions that the Chicago Police Department “will not team up with ICE to detain any residents”, she announced this after a meeting with business leaders and immigration advocates at the Lurie Children’s Hospital. Lightfoot points out that the police has ...

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Man throws himself from Niagara Falls and lives

A Canadian man going through a difficult moment in his life or as official said it “in a crisis”, tried to commit suicides by throwing himself over Niagara Falls in the early hours on Tuesday. Police officers say that the man was seen jumping to the river around 4 A.M. and was then pulled by the strong currents that would eventually sweep him over Horseshoe Falls, the largest part of the world-renowned falls. Some speculate that the only reason this man survived the falls was due to the high levels of water in those days. According to some research the levels of water flowing in on Tuesday where twice as much as the normal amount that is registered. Hence ...

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Canada Day is a time celebrate and have fun

Canada Day is the national holiday celebrated on July 1st; this year Canada will be celebrating its 152nd birthday. During this day many celebrations will occur across the whole country. This day is marked to commemorate the anniversary of July 1st of 1867, when the three separate colonies of Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia united to form to become one domain. This would later make way in the future for when it would gain its independence. That came to be in 1982 when the Canada passed the constitution act and helped it gain its independence from British parliament. As mentioned before there will be various celebrations across the country to commemorate the day, some of these being out events ...

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Maintain a healthier lifestyle

Sometimes we feel that 24 hours isn’t enough for all our daily activities. Finding a balance is not easy, today with work, family and other obligations that we must meet, they take most of our time. But we often forget the most important thing is our own care and health. Daily life is heavy, tiresome and we do not always take the time to take care of ourselves. The most common thing is to neglect our diet as well as our sleeping routine. In many cases we can spend hours without eating, follow diets that are not good for us, or eat junk food for the convenience of not cooking. Who here finds it easier to buy a pizza ...

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Bill 21: Prohibits the use of religious symbols for public servants in the work area.

In the province of Quebec, Canada, this past Sunday a bill was passed banning public worker the use of religious symbols in the work area. This is said to affect various professions such as judges, teachers, police officers. Some of these symbols being the kippah, hijab and turbans. Various people have shown their disagreement with the bill, saying it targets religious minorities and makes it harder for them to integrate into society. Others state that it unfairly targets Muslim women, who are often seen wearing hijabs. Various women working as teacher have shared their discontent with this decision, as they say that their religion has never interfered in their work, even more they state that in this case any symbol ...

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Canada jobless rate decreases

Canada has suffered from high unemployment rates and an economic slowdown in past years, employer would find it hard to fill up spots for job vacancies. Thus, Canada's economy had been suffering for the past 40 years. But the recent arrival of immigrants in Canada, have upped the performance on the labor market in recent years. It has created an impact on the labor force as well and created big gains for the economy. Even considering the number of immigrants that arrive in Canada every year. This increase in immigrants is most likely due to in part by the country’s strong job creating run, which has encouraged companies to hire more people who find themselves at the margins ...

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Trump proposes new tarrifs on Mexican goods as means to fix immigration problem

Through his Twitter account, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, informed that he will implement new tariffs for Mexico. All this happens while the countries of Canada, Mexico and the United States are still discussing the new deal for free trade. But this announcement leaves little room for a peaceful settlement. The new tariff facility that will be made in all products imported from Mexico to the United States, will start on June 10 with 5%, in July it will increase to 10% and so on until it reaches a permanent level of 25%. Trump's new threat comes in response to the situation of illegal migrants who have reached the country's southern border. Trump mentioned in ...

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Illegal Crossing Increases in the US-Canada Border

In recent months there have been reports of an increase of illegal crossings in the US-Canada border. In the past years, numbers have shown how there is a significant growth on the crossing of illegal immigrants going from Canada to the US: Illegal Crossings 2016 – 2283 2017 – 3027 2018 – 4816 In 2018 of those 4,816 cases only 22% were apprehended after entering into US soil, only to try and go further south by means of taxi, bus or hitchhiking. In just a recent case that was documented a couple of days ago, 3 individuals of Mexican nationality, flew in to Canada and from there proceeded to cross to the US illegally, where they were later met by a hired ...

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