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Why Are So Many Hungarians Deported? A Look At Canada’s ‘Unwelcome Index’
The Globe and Mail
  • Sean Rehaag, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
Document Type
Media Mention
Publication Date
3-12-2017
Description
The U.S. government’s determined efforts to restrict immigration and the number of refugees entering the country has invited comparisons with Canada, heralded by some (including The Economist) as a last bastion of openness among Western countries. But Canada has its own apparatus for ejecting the unwelcome; the Canada Border Services Agency is charged with removing people who don’t meet entry requirements. To understand who Canada deports, and why, The Globe and Mail requested data from CBSA showing total removals by year, broken out by citizenship, the destination to which the person was sent and justifications for these removals. The data shows Canada removed Hungarian citizens in disproportionate numbers over the past few years. The story of those thousands of unwelcome people contrasts with international perceptions of Canada’s warm embrace of foreigners.
Citation Information
Sean Rehaag. "Why Are So Many Hungarians Deported? A Look At Canada’s ‘Unwelcome Index’" The Globe and Mail (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sean_rehaag/62/