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March 23, 2010

Remarks made by Immigration Minister seen to prejudice Immigration Officers

An article published in yesterday’s Toronto Star outlines the case of Zaneta Dunova, a Roma refugee who went to Federal Court on Monday with her lawyer, Max Berger. Berger claims that Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s “public criticisms” regarding “’bogus’ refugee claims by Czech Roma” have negatively influenced officers who make decisions on who should be deported.

As proof of this prejudice, Berger offered statistics that show the high percentage of Czech refugees that were granted status prior to these comments made by Kenney.

Click here to read the full article from the Toronto Star.

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