Visa imposition worries refugee advocates

One of the five countries affected expresses ‘disappointment and dismay.'

Jake Wright, the Hill Times
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney speaks at a press conference earlier this month. He announced Sept. 11 the imposition of visas on Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Namibia, Botswana, and Swaziland.
Kristen Shane
Published: Wednesday, 09/26/2012 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 12/12/2012 9:15 am EST

Some people who work with refugees say the government’s recent decision to impose visas on citizens of five countries could end up hurting legitimate refugees for whom the move could mean less access to seek refuge.

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