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Is Canada really the promised land for Croats?

By  Mar 15, 2017

According to a reputable daily newspaper The Globe and Mail from Toronto, Canada deports thousands of people annually, however, data from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) do not reveal details of why some individuals are deported back to their homeland. The story of those thousands of unwelcome people contrasts with international perceptions of Canada's warm embrace of foreigners.

In most cases, the reason for deportation is ‘’non-compliance’’ with the basic entry requirements, whilst only 10 percent were returned to their home countries due to their criminal activities, which is the second most common justification.

The data from CBSA on Citizenship of removed persons in the period from 2012 to 2016 show that the most deported nation from Canada were Hungarians (6,942), followed by Mexicans (6,937) and the US citizens (5,666).

After Americans, the most unwanted nations were Chinese, Colombians, Indians, French, North Koreans and Croats who placed as the 9th on the CBSA’s TOP 10 list. According to the CBSA data, almost 1,282 Croatian citizens were deported from Canada in the period from 2012 to 2016.

Furthermore, the results of CBSA Unwelcome Index for the period from 2011 to 2015 show that citizens of Hungary were the most unwelcomed in Canada. ‘’ Most Hungarians removed during this period were Roma’’, explained Sean Rehaag, an associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto who specializes in immigration law.

Hungary was followed by Slovakia, Croatia and the Czech Republic, which the Canadian daily newspaper emphasizes as the countries with a significant Roma population. "There was a lot of discrimination and rights abuses affecting Roma in those countries during this period’’, said Janet Dench, executive director of the Canadian Council for Refugees.

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