The Ambassador to Canada, Orlando Viera-Blanco reported on the new special instruction issued by the Ministry of Immigration, Refuge and Citizenship in Canada (IRCC), about the change in the risk assessment before the expulsion of Venezuelans in a refugee situation.
“This decision represents another measure of humanitarian protection for Venezuelans who are under refugee processes in as much as that in the event of a final sentence of expulsion by a Federal Judge or immigration authority, a new instance of evaluation is opened to reconsider the case directly linked to the situation of crisis and deterioration that Venezuela is going through”, said Viera-Blanco.
Furthermore, the ambassador pointed out that the citizens of Venezuela may now have the right to request a risk assessment before expulsion (PRRA), if they received a final refusal from the Immigration and Refugee Commission of Canada or the Federal Court, or a final decision regarding a risk assessment before expulsion (PRRA) of the Canadian Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) dated August 20, 2018 or between this date and August 19, 2019. Before being expeled from Canada, the Border Services Agency of Canada will inform the citizens of Venezuela entitled to do so that they can request a Risk Assessment before Expulsion (PRRA).
Again, Canada offers protection and solution mechanisms to Venezuelans under refugee status, guaranteeing new instances of evaluation and permanence in this country, Viera-Blanco said.