Canada welcomes refugees

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events and/ or publicly available information. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

Anandu S Raj, MBA 2016-18, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

Donald Trump has banned immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa. The new US President has imposed a controversial 90-day ban on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. But on the contrary, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is extending a warm welcome, irrespective of cast creed or race.

Justin Trudeau has a message to all refugees and immigrants. “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith”-the Canadian president tweeted.The refugee protection program of Canada is indeed a great example that all countries can follow. It has two main parts: The Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program, for people seeking protection from outside Canada and the In-Canada Asylum Program for people making refugee protection claims from within Canada. Apart from this, the Canadian government also helps in the successful integration of all refugees.
Since 2015, Canadians have welcomed nearly 40000 refugees and they are expecting an increase in the inflow of refugees in 2017.Th is move is not only on humanitarian consideration but also aimed at higher economic growth through the contribution of refugees to the nation’s development. However, without any doubt, we can say that this great gesture by the Canadians towards the refugees is the truest exemplification of the idea, “Atithi Devo Bhava.”



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