Canada’s prime minister is refusing to increase the number of refugees admitted into the country, even with all the international backlash over Alan Kurdi, the boy who drowned after his makeshift boat capsized off the coast of Turkey while trying to escape to Canada.
On Wednesday night, news emerged that the toddler and his family had been refused entry into Canada, but the next day, relatives clarified that it was Alan’s aunt and uncle, plus their children, who were denied refugee status by Canadian authorities.
Alan, his younger brother, and their mother died while trying to flee from Turkey . Their father, Abdullah, survived. The family was forced from their home in Kobane, Syria, after intense fighting between the Islamic State and Kurdish militias.
GUEST: Justin Ling, VICE News