New Visa requirement for Mexico impacts children

The Globe and Mail is reporting that a number of children, registered to attend a summer camp in Ontario, are now being turned away, due to the new regulations requiring visas for Mexicans.

From today’s G&M story (July 20/09):

“The government introduced (the) restrictions in response to the burgeoning number of refugee claims made by Mexicans who show up on Canadian soil. Citizenship and Immigration Canada said this week the number of claims has tripled to more than 9,400 since 2005.

(Camp Director) Mr. Diamond said the families who’ve sent their children to Camp Manitou pay nearly $5,000 for the privilege, so they are not your typical refugee claimants”.

Refugee claimants as campers. Who knew?

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