Refugee screen­ing process con­tains sev­eral steps

Metro Canada (Winnipeg) - - METRO NEWS - ToRSTaR NeWS SeR­VICe

Gov­ern­ment-spon­sored refugees nor­mally go through three lev­els of screen­ing: • Reg­is­ter­ing with the United Na­tions High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees. • Tell their story of how they es­caped and why. • Con­firm their iden­tity through doc­u­ments, bio­met­ric se­cu­rity screen­ing. • Be reg­is­tered in an au­to­mated and in­ter­con­nected sys­tem. • Red flag any cases of war crimes or crim­i­nal­ity. • UNHCR re-set­tle­ment list. • Triage refugees and se­lect 1 per cent who could be re­set­tled. • In­ter­view can­di­dates again. • Give pri­or­ity to the vul­ner­a­ble, in­clud­ing those with med­i­cal prob­lems, sin­gle moth­ers and chil­dren. • Sin­gle young men un­likely to make the cut. • In­ter­view with Cana­dian visa of­fi­cers. • In­ter­views with visa of­fi­cers in the Mid­dle east. • Con­firm story again. • Run names through data­bases of Cana­dian Border Ser­vices agency, Cana­dian Se­cu­rity In­tel­li­gence Ser­vice and RCMP.

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