Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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A new policy from Canada's border-security agency is drawing concern over its perceived "criminalization" of asylum seekers.

The C-B-S-A is requiring officers working with detained migrants to wear defensive gear, including "soft body armour" and steel-toed boots.

The policy is contained in a briefing note obtained by The Canadian Press through access-to-information law.

A group of doctors, lawyers, legal scholars and human rights groups is urging Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to cancel the policy. (7)


(US-Immigration-Enforcement) (Audio: 42)

Officials in the Trump administration are defending the government's planned crackdown on immigrants who have been ordered to leave the country.

Raids were expected to begin today, although New York's mayor says they may have already begun in his city.

Acting Immigration Services director Ken Cuccinelli (koo-chih-NEHL'-ee) says it's odd to see all the attention being placed on what he calls regular actions by ICE agents.

He tells A-B-C News that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are just doing their jobs. (7)



Flights are arriving and departing again at the New Orleans airport as Barry moves north away from the city.

Louis Armstrong International says in a statement this morning that most airlines are returning to normal operations, although it's advising travellers to arrive early.

Barry's winds have weakened slightly, but the risks associated with the storm -- including flooding and tornadoes -- are sparking new concerns.

The system is expected to move over Arkansas overnight and into Monday. (7)


(Ont-Legis-Security) (Audio: 45)

The Ontario legislature will introduce airport-style security next year, becoming one of the last provinces to start making all visitors pass through metal detectors. …

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