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28 january 2013

Canada's billboards in Miskolc, Hungary warn refugee claimants of swift deportation

The Canadian government is using a billboard campaign to warn would-be refugee claimants in Hungary that those with unfounded claims "will be deported faster".

The billboards in the city of Miskolc appear to be an attempt to discourage Roma from seeking asylum in Canada.

The Toronto Star newspaper quotes one Hungarian news article saying the mayor of Miskolc was outraged because he feels Canada expects his city to take back failed refugees.

According to an October, 2012 press release from the office of the Immigration Minister Jason Kenney: "Hungary has been the largest source country for asylum claims filed in Canada for the past three years, and approximately 40 percent of these claimants have come from the region around Miskolc."


More information:
Toronto Star - "Roma refugees: Canadian billboards in Hungary warn of deportation" (includes photo) - here
News Release - Minister Jason Kenney Meets with Roma Leaders in Hungary - here

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