2.A Refugees: From Eligibility to Arrival
A.1 Who is Eligible to be sponsored?
Why is this area important?
Actors need to consider who qualifies for resettlement under a community sponsorship of refugees program.
Considerations may include:
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(i) What criteria must applicants generally meet to be eligible for refugee resettlement? (ii) How is “refugee” interpreted under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees? (iii) Are there any other criteria outside those established in the Refugee Convention that will make individuals eligible to be privately sponsored? (iv) Where do refugees need to be physically located in order to be eligible for sponsorship? (v) Must individuals in a family independently meet the eligibility criteria for refugee resettlement or is status derivative? (vi) What other defining criteria may be used to determine refugees’ eligibility for community sponsorship?
Michael Casasola, “The Indochinese Refugee Movement and the Subsequent Evolution of UNHCR and Canadian Resettlement Selection Policies and Practices” (Refuge, 2016)
Robert C. Batarseh, “Inside/Outside the Circle: From the Indochinese Designated Class to Contemporary Group Processing” (Refuge, 2016)