As China continues its security crackdown on Hong Kong, Canada says Hong Kongers are welcome here.
Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said today that the government will make it easier for Hong Kong students and graduates to come to Canada, and will expedite processes and waive fees for Canadians and Canadian permanent residents who are currently in Hong Kong to come back.
Mr. Mendicino said the Canadian government was concerned by China’s removal of four pro-democracy advocates from Hong Kong’s legislature.
The Canadian government is not yet making any changes that it would it easier for Hong Kongers to claim asylum in Canada.
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