Conservatives are urging the Trudeau government to remove bureaucratic obstacles for Afghans wanting to flee the Taliban. The Conservative MP for Jasraj Singh Hallan claims that Canada has neglected its moral duty to assist those who assisted Canada in its military mission in Afghanistan and are now being persecuted by the Taliban. Trudeau’s administration had proposed a plan to settle 40,000 Afghans and implement various measures through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). According to government statistics, around 15,000 Afghan nationals have applied through this program to come to Canada. IRCC, however, could only process and approve 10,725 applications and bring about 7,000 Afghans to Canada.
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