What a joke! So the government wants to bribe failed refugee claimants to voluntarily return home with a one-way plane ticket and up to $2,000 to help them re-establish themselves in their homelands. Do you think anyone will seriously take them up on that? For that to work they're going to have to offer more money than that.
And apparently other countries have similar incentives in place.
At least 20 other countries, mostly in Europe, offer similar programs. England gives failed refugee applicants up to $6,000 to leave.Spain attempted this before too as it's once lauded immigration system spiralled out of control amid worsening economic conditions.
I wouldn't say this money being offered is an incentive for failed refugee claimants to willingly excuse themselves from Canada but more so an enticement for future would-be asylum seekers to try their luck with the Canadian asylum system as it makes it less risky to do so. If you're successful in your bid then you get Canadian citizenship. If you fail you get a plane ticket home and a possible $2,000 to help cover costs. How can you go wrong?
Let's see this for what it really is. This is another work around solution to the real problem which is the Singh decision yet the government has shown no inclination at addressing this fact. As long as the government lets the Singh decision stand unchallenged any attempt to fix Canada's dysfunctional asylum system will be frustrated.