Canada's Refugee System Politicized And Unfair

Published: Wednesday, 08/17/2005 12:00 am EDT

All asylum seekers who are citizens of the United States lose out in Canada because regardless of the amount of documentation, Canada never has and never will grant asylum to a U.S. citizen. (Re "Asylum Seekers Lose Out" Embassy Aug. 10) As a failed Convention Refugee claimant, I can testify that the government of Canada would rather violate the Immigration Act of Canada and the 1951 UN Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees than grant Convention Refugee Status to a U.S. citizen. The whole human rights process in Canada is politicized, and is a shameful commentary on Canada's lack of sovereignty and complete obedience to the U.S. government.

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