Category Archives: Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act

Canadian Immigration Department Creates New Rules To Fight Refugee Fraud

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) last week released a list of 27 countries whose nationals will have their asylum claims expedited. The new rules were created to fight a growing problem of bogus asylum claims by nationals of European member-state countries, particularly Hungary. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has reported thousands of Hungarian Roma arriving in Canada in recent […]

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Health Workers Associations Lobby against Cuts to Refugee Health Care

Health workers groups held several rallies across Canadian cities yesterday to protest government cuts to health care programs for refugees. As part of its deficit reduction program, the federal government is cutting medical services providedĀ at no cost to refugees through theĀ Interim Federal Health Program, limiting free services to emergency health care and treatment of chronic conditions that pose a public […]

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Refugee Law, Bill C-31, Set to Pass Today

Bill C-31, a proposed set of laws to reform Canada’s refugee system, is expected to pass the House of Commons today. The bill would give the Department of Citizenship and Immigration the discretion to create a list of ‘safe’ democratic countries with a reputation of respecting human rights, and the authority to reject refugee claims by individuals from those countries […]

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Can. Immigration Minister Proposes New Bill to Toughen Canadian Refugee Admittance

Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has proposed a new bill “Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act”, that would toughen rules for asylum seekers coming to Canada. The new bill would reduce the time taken to assess a standard refugee application from 1000 to 45 days. This would reduce the incidence of immigration authorities being unsuccessful in deporting asylum seekers applying under false […]

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