Justin Trudeau to review Syrian refugee commitment in cabinet meeting

As part of cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will review how Canada will keep its commitment to resettle 25-thousand refugees from Syria.

The Liberal plan has so far focused on the logistics of getting some of them here before year’s end, but also on where to house them.

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It’s expected refugees will be chosen from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, and Canada’s representative at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees says U-N staff are trying to keep expectations realistic.

Unlike usual procedures, where refugee cases are processed individually, this program will likely involve the batching together of groups and the simplification of paperwork.

For example, the Canadian government could accept that no one under 18 is likely a major security risk and lessen the requirement to conduct detailed reviews of those files.

There are 4.2 million people registered as refugees from the Syrian conflict, and the United Nations wants to resettle about a third.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.ctvnews.ca

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