Removing UNHCR requirement will help Afghans seeking asylum

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has a huge backlog of applications. Requiring privately-sponsored Afghan refugees to first be approved by the agency is creating unnecessary barriers.

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Canada Bets on Immigration to Meet “Unique Juncture” in History

Canada remains deeply committed to refugee resettlement efforts and banks its post-pandemic recovery on increased immigration, as set out in the 2021-2023 immigration plan, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said during his presentation at the Metropolis Canada Conference.

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