Refugee advocates 'shocked and dismayed' over asylum changes in budget bill https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/refugee-asylum-federal-budget-1.5091397 Lawyers and advocates who work directly with refugees say they are dismayed by proposed changes to asylum laws included in the Liberals' new budget bill, calling them a devastating attack on refugee rights in Canada. The Trudeau government is proposing to prevent asylum seekers from making refugee claims in Canada if they have made similar claims in certain other countries, including the United States. ...... The new provision in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act — which was tucked into the 392-page omnibus budget bill tabled Monday evening — introduces a new ground of ineligibility for refugee protection. If refugees have made claims in certain countries, they soon may not be allowed to in Canada https://globalnews.ca/news/5144633/canada-refugee-claim-rules/ The Liberal government is taking steps to stem the tide of asylum seekers who have been crossing into Canada from the U.S. at unofficial border crossings. Tucked into this year’s 392-page omnibus budget bill, which arrived in the House of Commons this evening, is a provision that would prevent anyone who has made a refugee claim in certain other countries from making another claim in Canada.