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POLICY - CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION
A Honduran family heads into the town of La Técnica, Guatemala, which lies across the Usumacinta River from Mexico. Nearly 500,000 Central Americans flee to Mexico every year. Tito Herrera photograph courtesy of the UNHCR

Time to implement Canada’s resettlement policies for Central Americans fleeing violence

Canada has an opportunity to do its part by demonstrating leadership on this continent in helping people in its own backyard.
Canadians need to be much more vigilant about anti-immigrant and racist dog-whistling in the public sphere.
Raza Bashir Tarar, the new High Commissioner to Canada, says more can be done on bilateral trade, and that sometimes means 'getting out of the way’ of businesses.
As the country convulses in political crisis, millions of Venezuelans are fleeing to communities in neighbouring countries, which have been generous but are approaching a breaking point.
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As a democratic society, we should be debating this issue. But the talk should be about safely welcoming and successfully integrating these newcomers, not whether Canada should welcome them at all.
While the U.S. allows Indigenous peoples from Canada to freely cross south, Canada doesn’t do the same for those from the U.S. crossing north. This has caused unnecessary delays and problems at the border.
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Despite the government's review, NDP critic Jenny Kwan says ‘those gaps are still very much there.’
The challenge is wooing people to rural Canada in an era of urbanization and declining populations.
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