Rights of Non-Citizens in Canada

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Every nation’s success comes from its people, including immigrants that reside in the state with a temporary visa to work. These individuals are crucial to many aspects of a nation, and are often faced with forms of discrimination by the people of the nation and in many cases, the government. These diaspora refugees and immigrants seek asylum in western countries so they can fulfill their personal goals and live a comfortable life. That dream is often challenged due to immigrant’s rights not being protected, the article “Advancing the Rights of Non-Citizens in Canada: A Human Rights Approach to Migrant Rights” authored by Tanya Basok and Emily Carasco goes into depth about the fights and avocations these individuals have to go through during the transition into western countries. The authors attempt to educate the reader on victims pertaining to diasporas and refugee seekers, although does not give to much background information on the topic and the problems these individuals face. This review seeks to summarize and critique the quality of the author’s article. The main issue these immigrants face is many forms of discrimination. Due to these individuals being from outside the citizen’s respective community and having different characteristics, they are often alienated from the rest of society. Alienation is an emotional factor that could have extreme negative effects, on top of alienation the government does not protect them with the same human rights given to citizens of the nation. Immigrants have multiple acts such as the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Universal Declaration of Human Rights on their side but many governments do not enforce them. Citizenship includes rights, responsibilities and freedoms, such as in Canada The charter of Rights and Freedoms protects all individuals and enforces the rule of law. The charter should apply to all

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