Visa restrictions 'unfriendly': Czech consul general
The problem you have is that there is always the opportunity for a humanitarian/charitable program to be abused if that system allows for such. That is basically what's happening here.
Read an interesting comment from a Czech gvt official this morning. The comment admonished the Cdn gvt for requiring visas from Czech visitors and suggested that if a Czech citizen felt persecuted in their own nation, they would easily be able to relocate somewhere within the EU.
Fair enough, but the big question is; Why are they travelling to Canada and claiming refugee status?... There must be a reason to come to Canada and not stay in the Czech-friendly EU.
Yes it is, BUREAUCRATICALLY speaking. If they are criminals, I'm sure there's lot of old leaky boats around that we could load up with these fellas, shove them off and to hell with the bureaucracy.
What are the refugee benefits of which you speak? May I ask you? The USa just gives welfare benefits I believe, possibly not. Money if kids are involved food if not. I may have to look ours up!!! lol!!