Hurricane could prompt Canada to suspend deportations of failed asylum seekers

Asylum seekers at Big O Aug. 3, 2017
Asylum seekers take a walk outside a day after the Olympic Stadium was opened as a temporary shelter. Thousands of people, many of them Haitian nationals, have been streaming over the U.S. border into Quebec in recent week.

Canada could indefinitely suspend deportations to Haiti and other countries devastated by Hurricane Irma, due to federal provisions that halt removals to nations that are deemed too dangerous because of conflict or disaster.


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