According to UNHCR’s latest Global Trends Report there were more than 340,000 new asylum seekers in 2018, the majority of which came from Venezuela. Here in Canada, only a small percentage of individuals have claimed asylum in the country in recent years.
Who are they? Where do they come from? Why have they left their countries of origin? Are they “illegals?” Are they “jumping the queue?”
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