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, Canadas 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
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