Refugee advocates ‘shocked and dismayed’ over asylum changes in budget bill
Lawyers and advocates who work directly with refugees say they are dismayed by proposed changes to asylum laws included in the Liberals’ new budget bill, calling them a devastating attack on refugee rights in Canada.
The Trudeau government is proposing to prevent asylum seekers from making refugee claims in Canada if they have made similar claims in certain other countries, including the United States.
Border Security Minister Bill Blair said the measure aims to prevent “asylum-shopping.”
It all sounds good, until you realize it’s an election year and this is just another empty promise.
Sorry, but I can’t believe a word on any matter anyone connected to the Liberal Party says and that includes the CBC and the “Refugee advocates”.