Roma in firing line as Canada moves to end abuses

Parliament of Canada in Ottawa

The “Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act” has passed the vote in the country’s House of Commons and is heading to the Senate, where its likely passage could put a stop to Hungarian Roma flocking to Canada and claiming refugee status.
Though the legislation does not say it in so many words, it is designed to repel the waves of Roma seeking asylum and then often cheating the system by returning to Hungary while still receiving aid in Canadian dollars.
The other intention is to equalise the visa status of European countries as differences make it difficult for Canada to reach a free trade deal with the EU.

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