Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Privately sponsored refugees fare better in the short term, research says

From Canada-

Internal Citizenship and Immigration data suggest privately sponsored refugees have a leg up.

Refugees under the government program are referred to Canada for resettlement by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), which prioritizes them on the basis of need. They are typically the most vulnerable, having come from the most desperate situations.

Privately sponsored refugees are most often brought over by Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAH) such as a humanitarian group or a church. The St. Peter’s Church, which sponsored the Debro family, is part of the Anglican Diocese of B.C., which is a SAH. Refugees can also be sponsored by a constituent group – a group of five or more Canadian citizens or permanent residents, or a community sponsor.

Privately sponsored refugees often have family links in the country of resettlement.

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