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Increasing Number Of Refugees Walking Across Canadian Border

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Family members from Somalia are helped into Canada by RCMP officers along the U.S.-Canada border near Hemmingford, Que., on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. A number of refugee claimants are braving the elements to illicitly enter Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson


Every day, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrest people who cross the U.S.-Canada border illegally.

Last Saturday, the Mounties arrested a Syrian family of three in Hemmingford, Que., a town just north of the border with the state of New York, after they crossed to apply for refugee status.

Four days later, the RCMP arrested a woman and a baby who had crossed in deep snow from New ...

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Spanish Lifeguard Is Founder Of A Group That Saves Thousands Of Refugees


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When Spanish lifeguard Oscar Camps traveled to the Greek Island of Lesbos to help rescue migrants from drowning in September 2015, he was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the crisis—hundreds of men, women and children desperately throwing themselves onto barely seaworthy boats to escape from Turkey to Greece.

“When we got to Lesbos we realized that no one was there,” Camps told NBC Latino, “there were no volunteer organizations or governmental institutions, and people were drowning. So we had to start working fast. And on our first day, we rescued people with almost no gear—swim fins and a neoprene wetsuit.”

Since then, two islands in the ...

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Latina To Serve As Interim President Of The Hartford Foundation For Public Giving

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Yvette Meléndez

Special to CTLatinoNews.com

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving announced today the appointment of Yvette Meléndez as interim president, effective March 20, 2017.  This follows the planned retirement of Linda J. Kelly who has served the Foundation as president for over 11 years.  Ms. Meléndez will serve as interim until a new president is named, and will take a leave of absence from the board during this time.  She is not a candidate for the position.

“We cannot thank Linda enough for her long and very successful leadership of the Foundation – our endowment, our impact in the community and our reputation are all very strong and we ...

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