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Canadian conservative Government is set to enforce a strict immigration law for the asylum seekers that may force the failed refugee claimants to consider other possible options such as neighboring USA. In past, Canada has been very kind to the asylum seeker, as it is known for the world’s most flexible asylum policies.
The Canadian Government is expected to clamp down on the thousands of hidden asylum seekers, whose applications have been denied by the Canadian immigration authorities.
Meanwhile, Canada has surfeit about 42,000 asylum pending cases and more than 124,000 refuges have already been tracked down for the banishment.
The Government is set to spend $540 million on ‘balanced refugee reform’ to speed up the current asylum application review system.
With the launch of new application review program, the asylum application shall be reviewed within 90 days or even less for the applicants of some particular countries, however all the appeals related cases will be processed within further 120 days.
The abortive asylum applicants will be sent to their home countries instantly. The new law is expected to put into action at the end of June this year.
Acceding to the analysts, the new Canadian law on asylum may raise concerns for the United State of America (USA)’s immigration authorities.
Immigration analysts believe that Canada’s new policy towards asylum seekers is expected to felt in US.
The new stricter regulation will displace thousands of asylum seekers; consequently, it will compel asylums to go to other place, while USA is boarders with Canada, it could push a new wave of Canadian rejected refugees towards USA.
“If you deprive a large number of people of asylum options, they’re going to look for the next place to go, in large numbers so it is utterly incomprehensible to not figure out that come June-July 2012, when the new rules kick in, there will be a drive to seek sanctuary somewhere else, such as the largest neighbor in North America,” An immigration policy analyst and attorney in Canada asserted.
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