Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Canadian asylum woes

And the Canadians think they are treating their failed asylum seekers badly?
The Toronto Star article talks about the plight of one woman from Zimbabwe who was denied asylum in Canada but because of the tenuous situation in Zimbabwe, she will not be sent back until the socio-political situation improves. Wow. I guess she's lucky that she is not in the U.S. She's upset because she is in legal limbo -- not a permanent resident, questionable access to health care and she has to pay $150 each year to renew her work permit.
What would her situation be like in the U.S., if, for example, she was denied asylum, but had TPS (Temporary Protected Status)? like many Haitians, and Liberians (although that will expire in the fall of 2007).

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