July 15, 1987 |
Canadian military and police officials Tuesday ordered an ocean search for a freighter believed to be trying to smuggle at least 160 women and children into Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police issued a "marine alert" for a ship identified as the Winged Eagle, with Gibraltar registry. However, navy, coast guard and air-sea rescue units found no trace of the vessel.
January 14, 1989 |
Up from Miami to catch their first glimpse of snow, the Fajardo family took a brief detour over the Rainbow Bridge here a few weeks ago and entered into a strange void from which they may never return--the Twilight Zone of American immigration law. Although all four of the Cuban immigrants are technically illegal aliens, they had been allowed to stay and even work in the United States because the Castro government would not take them back. But, U.S.
March 31, 1989 |
A Cuban family stranded in Canada by immigration problems since December will not be allowed to return to its home in Miami while the family's application for asylum is pending, federal officials said Thursday. Benedict Ferro, district director of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, said that he has denied a request for humanitarian parole for Carlos Fajardo, his wife, Bermaida Zamora-Powers, and her two children, Yoradlys Diaz and Yoandys Diaz.
August 12, 1987 |
Arguing that illegal aliens are abusing Canada's traditionally liberal immigration policy, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney called Parliament into an emergency session Tuesday to pass legislation that would seriously restrict the ability of immigrants to win political and religious refugee status.