Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
Canada has pledged $26.9 million for the acceptance of 4,000 more refugees from the Americas
Justin Trudeau, Canada's Prime Minister, vowed at the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles to allocate another $26.9 million to migration and protection projects in the Western Hemisphere and North America.
The minister also vowed to expand Canada's ability to accept 4,000 more refugees from those two regions by 2028. Canada also offered assistance to Venezuelan refugees and financial aid to combat human trafficking during the summit.
Trudeau also announced additional measures to address the irregular migration problem, including:
support for the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection,
efforts to increase francophone immigration awareness in the workplace, and
the arrival of more than 50,000 agricultural workers from Mexico, Guatemala, and the Caribbean
The new funding will be applied to improving integration and border management, protecting the rights of migrants and host communities, advancing gender equality, and combating human trafficking.
According to the White House, the Biden administration will resettle 20,000 refugees from the Americas over the next two years, which is three times more than the current resettlement rate.