Category Archives: Refugee Appeal Division (RAD)

Eight More Countries Considered “Safe” By Canada’s Refugee System

As part of an effort to reduce the number of bogus asylum claims made in Canada, the federal government has added eight countries to its list of designated countries of origin, which are those it considers as having strong protection of human rights, and from which genuine refugees are unlikely to originate. Asylum claimants from the now 35 designated countries […]

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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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Canadian Government to Implement New Refugee Rules on December 15th

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced on Friday that new rules to clamp down on abuse of Canada’s refugee program will come into force on December 15th. The new rules are a reaction to an increase in bogus asylum claims that have seen tens of thousands of individuals from comparatively safe countries apply for refugee status in Canada and typically […]

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