Quickie Link [1]: Gay Refugees Not Always Welcome, Even in Canada [2]

By : vanrozenheim on Feb 24, 2008 - 09:52 PM
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(Canada) - Toronto refugee lawyer El-Farouk Khaki recalls an incident in which one of his clients, seeking refugee status in Canada as a Gay man, was told by a member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) that if he could be more discreet in his home country of Kenya, he would be just fine. With no appeal division and one-member panels, a great deal of a claimant's chance of being granted refugee status has to do with that single IRB member who hears their case.

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