How to protect genuine refugees

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In a recent interview with a media outlet German Chancellor Angela Merkel was forced to comment on an uncomfortable fact- refugee seekers taking vacations in the countries they claimed were ‘dangerous’. After all at the time of making their asylum claims, these travellers swore they faced certain death or torture if they returned to those bad neighborhoods.

“Taking holidays in the country in which you are being persecuted is not on,” declared Chancellor Merkel adding that it could be a reason to re-examine an asylum case.

Re-examine? These asylum claimants should be instantly stripped of any refugee status given that they obviously lied on their application.

But that is not what will happen, the ‘refugee’ will tearfully state that he risked his life to check on an ailing mother or his wife and children whose lives are in imminent danger. Fact, 74 percent of all asylum seekers in Germany are male, the females and children are in the danger zones.

Here in Canada Haitian asylum seekers as well as others from around the world living in the US on expired or soon-be-expired visas are streaming in claiming their lives are in danger if they are deported back to their country of origin. A large number are even claiming they feared for their lives in ‘Trump’s America’ after realizing that many Canadians want to hear and believe that so badly.

In the case of the Haitians, over 50,000 of them were granted protected status in the US following the 2010 earthquake. They knew fully well that once things in Haiti improved it would be time to go back home. Well, that time has come. The UN has concluded that things have improved and the place is safe, so when US Homeland Security going by facts on the ground stated that their protected status would not be renewed next January, they decided to stream to Canada and blame it on Trump’s immigration policies, the irony is that Canada ended the program in July 2016.

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