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Anna Mehler Paperny

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Sep 25 2017

Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry to Canada

TORONTO Chelsea Manning was turned back at the Canadian-U.S. border because she was convicted of espionage for passing information to Wikileaks, the former U.S. intelligence analyst said on Monday.

Sep 10 2017

Canada deported hundreds to war-torn countries: government data

TORONTO Canada has deported hundreds of people to countries designated too dangerous for civilians, with more than half of those people being sent back to Iraq, according to government data obtained by Reuters.

Aug 17 2017

Canada sees 'unsustainable' spike in asylum seekers at U.S. border

TORONTO/MONTREAL The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Thursday, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration's immigration crackdown head north.

Aug 11 2017

Asylum seekers at Canada border tents unfazed by delays, uncertainty

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. Asylum seekers, mainly from Haiti, clambering over a gully from upstate New York into Canada on Friday were undeterred by the prospect of days in border tents, months of uncertainty and signs of a right-wing backlash in Quebec.

Aug 11 2017

Asylum seekers at Canada border unfazed by tents, months of uncertainty

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. Asylum seekers, mainly from Haiti, clambering over a gully from upstate New York into Canada on Friday were undeterred by the prospect of days in border tents, months of uncertainty and signs of a right-wing backlash in Quebec.

Aug 10 2017

Quebec border camp swells with asylum seekers from U.S., many Haitian

SAINT-BERNARD-DE-LACOLLE, Quebec Dozens of army tents dotted the Canadian border on Thursday to house hundreds of asylum seekers, many from Haiti, streaming into the country from upstate New York to file refugee claims.

Aug 03 2017

Canada’s jailhouse secret: Legally innocent prisoners are dying

TORONTO Nearly 270 people have died in Canadian provincial jails over the past five years. Two-thirds of them were legally innocent. | Video

Jul 13 2017

Canada judge rejects U.S. widow's bid to freeze ex-Guantanamo detainee's assets

A judge in Ontario on Thursday rejected a bid by a U.S. soldier's widow and an injured veteran to freeze the assets of a Canadian citizen who last week received C$10.5 million ($8.24 million) in a settlement with the Canadian government over its role in his decade-long detention at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay.

Jul 13 2017

Canada judge rejects U.S. widow's bid to freeze ex-Guantanamo detainee's assets

A judge in Ontario on Thursday rejected a bid by a U.S. soldier's widow and an injured veteran to freeze the assets of a Canadian citizen who last week received C$10.5 million ($8.24 million) in a settlement with the Canadian government over its role in his decade-long detention at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay.

Jul 06 2017

El Salvadoran asylum seeker takes Canada to court over refugee law

TORONTO An El Salvadoran woman and her two daughters are challenging a Canadian refugee law that bars their entry by land, the first time a court has heard a legal objection to the law with a real-life case at its center.

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