So, Canada finally officially designated Hungary as a safe country. This means that Roma refugees seeking asylum in Canada can have their claims denied without any access to appeal. In short they can be sent “home” immediately with no recourse. This is terrible news for us, and I don’t believe only for those seeking refuge in Canada. I honestly don’t understand how Mr. Kennedy can deny the dangers facing Roma in Hungary – is he really so blinded by economic and political gains? Apparently so.
However, all of this strikes me as extremely hypocritical. Why? Well, according to the Government of Canada web page: