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2012-03-01.CanadasPresentImmigrationFrameworkRefugees.doc

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Department
Social Science
Course
SOSC 1130
Professor
Alina Marquez
Semester
Winter

Description
2012-03-01 Canada’s Present Immigration Framework Vis-à-vis Refugees Introduction - Global Apartheid and Increasing Restrictions to the Refugee Determination Process • Goods and services flow freely over borders due to globalization, but individuals do not • Economic efficiency, individual self-sufficiency, and security are the requirements to cross borders • Humanitarian migration does not figure prominently in recent Canadian framework • Refugee situations, each one treated individually • Government has become more restrictive to those seeking asylum Three examples • Safe third country agreement o Bi-lateral agreement with U.S. o December 5, 2002 o Implemented in 2004 o Refugee claimants come to north America have to make a claim in U.S. or Canada, the first country they reach. E.g. if people seeking refugee from Mexico, have to settle in U.S. because it’s what they reach first o Allows U.S. and Canada to handle refugee claims in organized manor and share the humanitarian responsibility o Legislation continuously debated, eliminated temporarily (see website, or wiki) • Bill c-4 (c-41): Anti-Smuggling o Introduced to parliament in 2010 (originally called bill
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