Introduction of visas for Czechs an effective move
The introduction of visas for citizens of Czech Republic is being appreciated by Canadian offices as an extremely well thought and effective step and they want it to remain the same for some time now.
Spokesperson for the Canadian Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Nicholas Fortier, said that Canada is not even thinking over revising the decision of visas requirement. Fortier said that the step has already marked its effectiveness with the number of asylum seekers from Czech having decreased to just three in the past one month, which earlier was 155 in just two weeks prior to the introduction of visas in mid-July.
On the 14th of July, Canada reintroduced visa requirement for citizens of Czech Republic in response to the continuously rising number of immigrants from that country, for causes officials did not felt genuine.
The point that Czech Romanies put forward to support their claims is that they face discrimination in Czech Republic. But many experts argue that it is the desire for better life in Canada that motivates the move. Meanwhile, the Czech Government has demanded that visas requirement should be removed by Canada immediately. Representatives of Czech Republic say that they are constantly negotiating with the Canadian government over the issue.