Number of asylum claims drops dramatically after Ottawa releases list of ‘safe’ count


Goober
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Number of asylum claims drops dramatically after Ottawa releases list of ‘safe’ countries | National Post

Little more than six months after the government first unveiled a list of so-called “safe” countries considered to be unlikely producers of refugees, the number of asylum claims has dropped dramatically.

In total, Canada received half as many asylum claims in the first half of this year as it did during the same period last year — 4,558 compared to 10,375.

Between January and June of this year, Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) received just 104 claims from Hungary — once the chief producer of asylum seekers, many of them Roma, and a particular concern for the federal government which has argued many of them are illegitimate and merely abusing the system.

During the same period last year, Canada received 13 times as many claims from Hungary — 1,389 of them to be exact.

The complete list of safe countries

• Austria
• Belgium
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• The Netherlands
• Poland
• Portugal
• Slovak Republic
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
• United States of America
• United Kingdom
 
Walter
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Very racist list; mainly white countries.
 
Goober
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Oh Walter- They are democracies.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Very racist list; mainly white countries.

Forgot to say it's Obammy's fault.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Very racist list; mainly white countries.

Not to hear your fellow Klansmen tell it. Hell, I've heard it on this board, how the U.S. and the UK are being overrun by us mud people.
 
hunboldt
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Not to hear your fellow Klansmen tell it. Hell, I've heard it on this board, how the U.S. and the UK are being overrun by us mud people.

Be very careful, That is the most astute statement he's made all month. Now he will ask "why?" and remark you.
 
tay
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Roma family returns to Canada after Conservatives' deportation order reversed


When Georgia Brouwer, 11, hugged her friend Viktoria (Lulu) Pusuma, 8, goodbye at Toronto Pearson International Airport in 2014, neither of the girls wanted the moment to end.

"We wouldn't let go of each other and it was really sad," Georgia said of their farewell two years ago. But her dad, Andrew Brouwer, also the Pusumas' lawyer, promised his daughter he'd keep fighting for the family until they came home.

On Thursday, the family — deported from Canada in 2014 — did just that, returning to the country that was their sanctuary for nearly three years.

"This is freedom's smell!" Lulu's mother, Timea, exclaimed, stepping outside the airport for the first time after their return.

Among those the family thanked for their return were Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, community refugee support organization Romero House and Toronto's west-end Windermere United Church, whose walls gave them sanctuary for so much of their time in Toronto.

In 2009, the Roma activist couple Jozsef Pusuma and Timea Daroczi and their daughter, Lulu, fled from Hungary, a country where they say they were the targets of violence. The family found refuge in local Toronto churches until December 2014, when they received the heartbreaking news that they could no longer stay in Canada.

The family was unable to secure refugee status, despite reports by international human rights organizations such as Amnesty International that documented abuse against Roma at the hands of Hungarian authorities.

At the time, the Canadian government had been working to stem the flow of what it called "bogus" refugee claims, with then immigration minister Jason Kenney dismissing the claims of those from EU countries such as Hungary and the Czech Republic — even travelling to Hungary to discourage Roma from travelling to Canada.

Roma family returns to Canada after Conservatives' deportation order reversed - Toronto - CBC News
 
Angstrom
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Not to hear your fellow Klansmen tell it. Hell, I've heard it on this board, how the U.S. and the UK are being overrun by us mud people.

We have always done very well without you. It's odd how most of the best countries are from white DNA origins. Very intriguing indeed.

Someone might even be able to prove something with it as a fact.
 

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