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The Budapest Times: Canada won’t force Roma to return to Hungary: Balog

“There will be no mass return of Hungarian Roma once Canada implements stricter immigration rules, Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog told state news agency MTI on Monday. He was speaking as Canada’s Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney visited the country ahead of the implementation, expected this year, of a new Canadian immigration act designed to tighten the rules against bogus asylum claims and people smugglers.

The proposed changes, now being debated in the Canadian Senate, would see the elaboration of a list of “safe countries” (designated countries of origin, in government parlance) categorised as unlikely to produce legitimate asylum-seekers. No decisions have been officially made concerning which countries will appear on the list, Citizenship and Immigration Canada government department officer Remi Lariviere told The Budapest Times, but the process is anticipated to take place by December with countries assessed on criteria that include the number of claims that have been rejected, abandoned or withdrawn to date.”

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