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Canada Asylum System

As of Saturday, December 15, Canada’s Asylum immigration system will change. Minister Jason Kenney has been very concerned in recent years about how Canada’s immigration system runs and preventing immigration fraud.

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The changes being made in the immigration system are to prevent fraudulent asylum claims. Often, people who apply for asylum status in Canada eventually revoke their own claims or simply abandon them. This is not to say that they don’t necessarily have valid asylum claims, but the trend is disturbing and Citizenship and Immigration Canada is trying to prevent the system from being overloaded with these kinds of claims.

In an effort to prevent unfounded claims Citizenship and Immigration Canada, under the administration of Minister Jason Kenney, has released a list of Designated Countries of Origen. Immigrants from these countries attempting to claim asylum status in Canada will undergo more scrupulous examination:

Austria Germany Netherlands
Belgium Greece Poland
Croatia Hungary Portugal
Cyprus Ireland Slovak Republic
Czech Republic Italy Slovenia
Denmark Latvia Spain
Estonia Lithuania Sweden
Finland Luxembourg United Kingdom
France Malta United States of America

This is not to say that immigrants filing for refugee status from these countries will be simply turned away, but rather this new system is designed to speed up all processes. Legitimate claims will be granted asylum faster than before and illegitimate claims will be removed more promptly.

The designation of countries is not based upon an arbitrary decision, but rather through statistical trends. If a significant majority of the claims from a particular country is either rejected, withdrawn or abandoned within a 12 month span of time that country will be designated.

Also considered in the designation process is whether or not the country has an independent judicial system and whether or not the people of that country have basic and democratic rights.

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