As Liberals decide how to bring 25,000 Syrians to Canada, the choice is also who to accept

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As Liberals decide how to bring 25,000 Syrians to Canada, the choice is also who to accept

"Somewhere right now, in a refugee camp in Amman or a rental apartment in Beirut or on a street in Istanbul, sits a Syrian hoping to be among the 25,000 people resettled to Canada, possibly by the end of the year. United Nations staff working with the Canadian government to figure out who will be on the planes or ships dispatched to the region in the coming weeks say they are trying to keep expectations realistic. “Rumours are already going in the refugee populations that there’s a large program, that Canadians are coming,” said Furio De Angelis, the Canadian representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.“We have to explain, present it as it is, an extraordinary effort but not everyone is eligible."

 

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  • Levitz, Stephanie. "As Liberals decide how to bring 25,000 Syrians to Canada, the choice is also who to accept", National Post, November 12, 2015. 
  • Discretionary power
  • Immigrant
  • Immigration policies
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  • Refugee
  • Securitization
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