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Fact or fiction: 10 myths about border crossers

Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 9:06 AM | By Maureen Silcoff

Throughout the summer people have continued to cross into Canada from the USA. They are nationals of Syria, Yemen, Eritrea and other places. As refugee claimants, they seek Canada’s protection from persecution. They also trigger political rhetoric.

Let’s explore 10 of the most common assertions, with a view to understanding whether they are indeed fact, or mere fiction.

1. Is it illegal to cross into Canada at a place other than a port of entry? Fiction. The Safe Third Country Agreement prevents most refugee claimants from...