Canadian Parliament to consider upping the refugee numbers to Canada

What I found most interesting about this short news story is that in Canada the Parliament actually votes on the number of refugees.  In the US, the President sends a “determination letter” to Congress, but Congress doesn’t vote.  It is merely a courtesy gesture.

OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Jason Kenney on Monday proposed expanding Canada’s refugee program starting with the resettlement of 2,500 more people living in refugee camps and urban slums.

Canada would welcome as many as 14,500 refugees annually, or 2,500 more annually, once the proposal is passed by parliament.


Countries with refugee resettlement programs, including Canada, resettle about 100,000 refugees from abroad each year.

New readers should know that the US’s share of 100,000 refugees is 70,000-80,000.

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