Point: Canada's Refugee Policy is a Dangerously Permeable System

Cassola, Adele
January 2017
Canadian Points of View: Refugee Policy;2017, p2
The article presents an argument for reforming Canada's refugee policy. The author argues that the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) is expensive and inept, and prevents Canada from focusing on those in most need of assistance. Incidents of immigrants granted refugee status regardless of background, documentation, and legitimacy of claims are presented. Canadian acceptance of refugees arriving from safe third countries where they may have sought asylum are also explored.


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