New Asylum Regs Hamper Canadian Program

NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports on a proposed change in United States' asylum regulations that would make it harder for refugees to move to Canada, and then the United States, and vice-versa. The United States wants the regulation to help control the flow of immigrants, and thus potential terrorists, across the border. Canada wants it to help curb the tide of immigrants who go there for the generous social and medical benefits. Opponents of the regulation say it will merely cause more asylum-seekers to find illegal ways to cross the border.



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