Refugee System isn't for Those Only Seeking Better Economic Life

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By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

Would-be Canadians need more than just a desire for a better economic future if they expect to be granted refugee status in this country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said November 23.

Trudeau, speaking at an event in Charlottetown, pointed to the case of 6,300 Haitians who have crossed illegally into Canada from the U.S. in recent months to request asylum. Statistics released this week show that of the 298 Haitian cases that had been heard by the end of October, only 29 were granted protection.

"Refugee status means that you have nowhere to go, you can not be protected by your home state," the prime minister said. "It's not just a question of, 'I'm looking for an economic future, so I want to come to Canada."'

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http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/refugee-system-isn-t-for-those-only-seeking-better-economic-life-trudeau-1.3691351

DEEMBER 2017

Vol. 12 - No. 5










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