The depressing news we were all anticipating. Includes video.
“Immigration Minister Jason Kenney today named 27 countries he deems “safe” for the purposes of dealing with refugee claims in Canada.
One day before his omnibus refugee bill C-31 is to be implemented, Kenney on Friday listed 25 countries in the European Union, as well as Croatia and the United States, whose refugee claims have been deemed by the Canadian government as being largely unfounded or “bogus.” Romania and Bulgaria are not on the list.
Refugee claimants from the 27 countries will be fast-tracked with no right of appeal for a negative decision.
Hungary, which has generated a spike in claims from ethnic Roma, is on the list. Mexico is not on the list.”