Refugee Policy Reform

Blog, Healthcare & Welfare, Les Routledge

This editorial from Calgary is worth a read.  With the changes, the government appears to be killing a fly with a sledgehammer. It should consider cutting back benefits only to those from designated countries of origin — who might only …

Tackling “bogus refugees”

Blog, Immigration, Marco Navarro-Genie

The new rules will make it harder for “bogus refugees,” applicants who are really economic migrants coming from “safe countries,” to entangle themselves in the Canadian legal system for decades while consuming precious services costing billions to Canadian taxpayers.

Abusing Canada’s Generosity and Ignoring Genuine Refugees: An Analysis of Current and Still-needed Reforms to Canada’s Refugee and Immigration System

Publication, Trade, James Bissett

EU countries long ago introduced prescreening processes to sort out frivolous claims, and they have accelerated procedures for dealing with claimants who originate from countries that are safe for refugees. Many countries reduced welfare benefits and other services for asylum seekers, and others do not permit asylum seekers to work. These methods were implemented so that fraudulent claimants who were really migrants did not overwhelm their asylum systems.