Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Refugee Scam Alert

The article says it all.

Israeli refugees on the rise

They're on Canada's top-10 list as critics charge we're being `duped'

Jan 27, 2007 04:30 AM
Nicholas Keung

In a surprising twist, Israel has entered Canada's list of top-10 source countries for refugees, prompting concerns about alleged exploitation of the system by Jewish settlers from the former Soviet Union.

Israel, ranked 10th, is the only developed country in the top 10, according to the latest statistics from the Immigration and Refugee Board, with 507 individuals filing for refugee status in 2006.

That represents only 4 per cent of the total 12,805 claims filed.

But a representative of the Canadian Jewish community is urging Ottawa not to let Israeli asylum seekers abuse the refugee determination system, alleging most of the claimants are, in fact, economic migrants.

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