So Canada welcomes Syrian refugees in the amount of 10,000, the minister commented by stating “we plan on integrating those who have arrived and are currently working to bring in upwards of thousands. Originally the government pledged to bring in 25,000 refugees by 2015, that goal was later adjusted to 10,000 by the end of the year.
January 1st 2016, The Canadian Press reported that over 6,000 refugees had arrived under the Liberal commitment, in addition to the 1200 who’d been settled under the previous Conservative Government. Two weeks later the government announced that it reached a pretty significant milestone.
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum commended the many Canadians who have helped bring over the refugees.”Many people have worked day and night to bring these refugees to Canada – and Canadians have opened their communities and their hearts to welcome them,” McCallum also stated. “Canada continues to set an international example with its response to the worst refugee crisis of our time.”
Since coming into power, the Liberal government has worked tirelessly with the United Nations to help resettle refugees living in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Sponsors who will remain anonymous have pitched in as well as religious organizations and also cultural groups and local Canadians.
In parts of Germany on New Year’s Eve there were reports of sexual assault, protests took place and the questions were raised whether western countries can integrate mass newcomers. Germany has accepted over a million refugees, Canada again only plans to bring in about 25,000, with that being said they hope to not run into the problems that Germany currently deals with.
Canada is able to carefully screen refugees and only welcome “select” newcomers, while Germany on the other hand has more-so an open-door policy towards migrants fleeing through Europe. Let’s hope that they (Canada) make out well, on allowing others to enter, I think I speak for everyone when I say if things go wrong we (America) will be ready to point and say, I told you so…
Isaac J. Hall II