Category Archives: Designated Countries of Origin

More Countries Listed As ‘Safe’ Designated Countries of Origin

As part of the effort to combat bogus asylum claims, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced on Thursday that two more countries have been designated as ‘safe’ countries from which asylum claims will be given an expedited treatment. CIC created the list of designated countries of origin (DCOs) in December 2012 to stem the tide of welfare seekers from European […]

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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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