Gay men will be included among Syrian refugees in addition to women, children, families

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Gay men will be included among Syrian refugees in addition to women, children, families

"The federal government will include gay men among the Syrian refugees it brings into Canada as part of a plan that puts the focus on accepting women, children and families. The Citizen has learned that while the Liberal government, because of potential security concerns, will not accept lone males — at least during the first wave of migrants — this approach will come with an important caveat. The government is sensitive to the fact that gay men escaping violence in the region could be persecuted, so they will be permitted to come to Canada."

 

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  • "Gay men will be included among Syrian refugees in addition to women, children, families", National Post, November 23, 2015.
  • Canadian immigration policies
  • Family immigration
  • Family reunification
  • Migration management
  • Refugee