Stricter Canada refugee rules to control bogus refugee claimants
Canada, 17th February: Canada is going to make tougher refugee rules in the nation to curb the increasing number of bogus refugee claimants.
The Conservative government has decided to overhaul its refugee process.
New bill for curbing fake refugee claims in Canada--Giving details about the new bill, Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney said it will help in control the overwhelming number of fake claims for seeking refugee status in the nation.
It has been named ‘Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act’. Out of the bogus refugee claims, majority are from the EU(European Union), he clarified.
So, tougher Canada refugee rules will help in preventing such things, Kenney maintained. Currently, Canada is witnessing a large number of unfounded refugee claimants especially from the EU.
According to reports, around 4,409 Hungarians made applications for Canada refugee status in the year 2011 as compared to nearly 2,300 refugee claims received from Hungarians in 2010.
The year 2009 received a total o f 2,440 Canada refugee claims. This proves the fact that Canada is the top nation for receiving asylum applications from Hungarians. Belgium is the second nation to receive maximum number of asylum applications. Official figures show the number of refugee applications to be 188. The US, France and Norway received 47, 33 and 33 refugee applications respectively.
Tougher asylum rules will do the needful in Canada—Kenney--And the only way the nation can control such claimants is by introducing the condition of a compulsory Canada visa, Kenney said. But, this could prove detrimental to the diplomatic and commercial interests of the nation, he affirmed. So, other tools are mandatory for restricting fake refugee claimants in Canada.
The new law will provide a final verdict to Canada immigration minister Kenney with regard to the nations that are safe and not safe. So, rejected claims of refugees hailing from nations named as safe will not be allowed to make an appeal to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board.
Currently, such refugees have the right to make an appeal to the board. The message sent by Canada is quite clear, clarified Kenney. The nation will provide access to a fair asylum process immediately and if anyone does not require protection of Canada, then he or she will be sent back home immediately.