Sexuality and integration: a case of gay Iranian refugees’ collective memories and integration practices in Canada
ABSTRACT During the past two decades, Canada has accepted hundreds of LGBT asylum seekers, including gay Iranian men. Sociologists of sexualities and migration have yet to study this group as immigrants whose sexualities play a central role in their social interactions, immigration, and integration practices. Taking integration as a category of practice and relying on … Continue reading Sexuality and integration: a case of gay Iranian refugees’ collective memories and integration practices in Canada
Age & Generation in Canada’s Migration Law, Policy, & Programming
by Christina Clark-Kazak, York University [RRN/CRS Policy Brief Submitted to the Government of Canada, December 2, 2016] Executive Summary Age and generation are central to forced migration experiences and processes for several reasons. First, different demographic profiles exist in different migration contexts, with age issues factoring into migration decisions and policymaking. Second, people at different … Continue reading Age & Generation in Canada’s Migration Law, Policy, & Programming
Refugee Health Care Cuts In Canada: System Level Costs, Risks and Responses
Executive summary When reforms to the Interim Federal Health (IFH) program were announced, health care providers raised a number of concerns about the significant reduction in access to health care services for most refugees and claimants. This research study documents how four key fears of health care providers have been realized since the cuts took … Continue reading Refugee Health Care Cuts In Canada: System Level Costs, Risks and Responses
“Settling Like a State: Acehnese Refugees in Vancouver”
In Canada, the phenomenon of urban refugees is largely an expression of state-managed practices, not spontaneous migration and settlement. This study focuses on the distinctly North American, and specifically Canadian, experiences of pre-meditated, state-planned, government-managed migration and settlement for urban refugees from the Aceh region of Indonesia to Vancouver, British Columbia in 2004. It explores … Continue reading “Settling Like a State: Acehnese Refugees in Vancouver”
“Hidden Homelessness in Greater Vancouver”
While homelessness is a growing problem in Greater Vancouver, immigrants are not yet a visible part of the region’s homeless. The over-representation of immigrants among the population considered at-risk suggests that immigrant homelessness remains hidden. Using census-based housing indicators, we examine the geographies of immigrants at-risk of homelessness to discern where ‘hidden’ homelessness might be … Continue reading “Hidden Homelessness in Greater Vancouver”
National Security and Canadian immigration: Deconstructing the discourse of trade-offs.
This essay offers an analysis of national security provisions in immigration law before and after 9/11 as well as the smart border initiative. Post 9/11 developments do not represent a sea change in immigration or border policies, but merely the latest chapter in a fitful history of grand gestures of humanitarianism, political expedience and racist … Continue reading National Security and Canadian immigration: Deconstructing the discourse of trade-offs.