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By Allison O’Reilly

Tens of thousands of asylum seekers claiming refugee status in Canada are currently in legal limbo.

According to CTV News, refugee claimants rose from 14,000 in 2014 to just over 23,600 in 2016.

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada acknowledges that they are struggling with the massive backlog of asylum seekers, with refugees being forced to wait almost 6 months on average for their court hearings.


By Patricia Petit Liang

A CBC News investigation has discovered that Edmonton police have been disproportionately stopping and questioning Indigenous people and black people on the street.

According to CBC News, Indigenous women were 10 times more likely to be stopped by police than white women, while black people were 5 times more likely than white people to be stopped in 2016.

Members of the Edmonton Black Lives Matter chapter and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women and Progress Alberta are calling for an end to the police's racist practices.


By Patricia Petit Liang

The bodies of 24 migrants were found on the shores of Libya on Tuesday.

According to Reuters, the death toll is expected to increase as more flimsy boats transport migrants across international waters.

Italian-led rescue operations were fortunately able to save more than 5000 people earlier this week.