Liberal Party move to stem surge in asylum seekers a sham – new measure will stop just fraction of claimants

Liberals move to stem surge in asylum seekers – but new measure will stop just fraction of claimants

The Liberal government is taking steps to stop so-called ‘asylum shopping’, but the new provision may turn away only a fraction of the total number of migrants entering Canada outside of legal border crossing points.

Included in the budget implementation bill is a proposed change that would make refugees ineligible to make a claim if they have already done so in another country that the federal government considers ‘safe’ for migrants, and that shares intelligence with Canada. Those so-called ‘Five Eyes’ security partner countries are the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

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