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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

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Canada granting asylum to U.S. border crossers at higher rates - data

TORONTO Asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, new data shows, as authorities accept claims from people who say they feared being deported by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.

19 Oct 2017

Exclusive: New data shows race disparities in Canada's bail system

TORONTO Black people in Canada’s most populous province spent longer behind bars awaiting trial than white people charged with many of the same categories of crimes in each of the past five years, according to data obtained by Reuters.

16 Oct 2017

Big drop in asylum seekers illegally crossing into Canada in September

TORONTO The number of asylum seekers walking across the U.S. border into Canada illegally dropped by more than two-thirds in September from August, government data showed on Monday, as officials seek to dispel myths around the country's refugee system.

26 Sep 2017

Uber says it will pull out of Canada's Quebec province

TORONTO Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday it will stop operating in the Canadian province of Quebec next month, pulling out to avoid following tough new regulations announced last week.

26 Sep 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.

10 Sep 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.

17 Aug 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.

11 Aug 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.

11 Aug 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.

03 Aug 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

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