From CBC News:
“I really argue the government [should] give them a chance to be heard, at least. To hear their story, at least.”
The 2 sisters, ages 18 and 20, are Yemeni citizens who were born in the United Arab Emirates and had lived their whole lives there. They were about to be deported from the UAE to Yemen, where they’ve never been, when they came to the US in November last year.
When the first travel ban was announced, they tried to legally immigrate to Canada but were denied entry. So they took a taxi close to the border and walked across.
Once in Canada, they were arrested and spent two days in detention and were given a Refugee Protection Claimant Document form. They are still waiting on their legal status in Canada with the help of the Catholic Centre for Immigrants.