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Canadian Immigration Overview
At first call, people were hesitant to open their homes to these young people who had witnessed such terrible things. After several appeals, a sufficient number of homes were found. For many, these young people were seen as a renewed hope, the first tangible result of many years of efforts to open Canada's doors to Jewish refugees.      more... »
Refugee
Someone who flees their country of origin because of a well-founded fear of persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a social or political group.