OTTAWA — A person from Ghana who misplaced all his fingers to frostbite after crossing irregularly into Manitoba — and whose story centered consideration on the border — is pleading with MPs to not go new refugee guidelines within the authorities’s price range invoice.
Seidu Mohammed tells MPs on the finance committee that the foundations, if handed, wouldn’t assist asylum seekers and should put them in additional hazard.
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Mohammed crossed into Manitoba in December 2016 by way of a snow-covered area, avoiding official border checkpoints to make an finally profitable refugee declare in Canada after being rejected for asylum in america.
The Liberals have tabled adjustments to the refugee regulation to stop asylum-seekers from making refugee claims in Canada if they’ve made comparable claims in sure nations, together with america.
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Mohammed says if these guidelines utilized to him, he would have been despatched again to america, the place he would have been locked up.
He says he would have probably been deported again to Ghana, more likely to face torture or loss of life if the proposed new refugee regulation had been in place when he arrived in Canada.