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True North Field Report: Initial background checks for illegal border crossers can take less than two hours

The initial screening process of asylum seekers illegally entering Canada can take less than two hours, according to migrants staying at the Toronto Plaza Hotel in North York.

The initial screening process of asylum seekers illegally entering Canada can take less than two hours, according to migrants staying at the Toronto Plaza Hotel in North York.

“It was more than an hour, and they treat us fine,” says an African woman outside of the hotel.

“They asked different questions, take your passport … search your bag, search your body. Women search women, men search men.”

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