Similarities in Nigerian Asylum Claims Based on Sexual Orientation Have Legal Aid Ontario Asking Questions
60-70% of Nigerian asylum claims made in Ontario since April cited persecution based on sexual orientation
Nigerian asylum seekers in Canada are making so many similar claims based on sexual orientation that Legal Aid Ontario is worried some claims may be fabricated.
Jawad Kassab, who leads the refugee and immigration program at Legal Aid Ontario, said the agency has identified an "unusual" pattern in sexual orientation claims filed by Nigerian refugee seekers this year.
Elash, Anita; Swain, Diana; Carman, Tara; and Rehaag, Sean.
"Similarities in Nigerian Asylum Claims Based on Sexual Orientation Have Legal Aid Ontario Asking Questions."
(08 November 2017):