Another asylum seeker to test Canadian refugee policy
Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 5, 2010
Update November 9th: Chinese man had US passport, here.
Canada is in the midst of soul-searching over how to handle all the asylum seekers arriving in Canada these days. Here is the latest and most novel entry so far (forget those mundane human trafficking ships)!
Old man turns into young man (CBC News) on flight, thanks to Drudge (be sure to see photos):
A young Asian male has been intercepted by authorities in Vancouver after boarding a flight from Hong Kong disguised as an elderly white man, officials say.
Canada Border Services Agency officers boarded the Air Canada plane after it landed Oct. 29 and took the man into custody, the agency said in a statement issued by its Pacific region.
The man quickly made a claim for refugee protection after his arrest, the agency said.
A CBSA official said he would appear before an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing.
His name, the date of his hearing and his reason for seeking refugee status have not been made public.
About two weeks ago we told you about an American actor and his wife, running from the law in the US, asking for asylum in Canada, here.
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