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An UNconventional Take on Migration

40:12October 19, 2022

On this special episode, Chris and Scotty are joined by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) representatives in Canada (Rema Jamous Imseis), the United States (Matthew Reynolds), and Mexico (Giovanni Lepri) for a conversation on refugees in North America and how immigrants improve society in all three countries.

For more information on the report on refugees in Canada that is mentioned in this episode, please visit:

Cover photo credits: Wreford

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The mission of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute is to raise the level of knowledge of Canada in the United States, particularly within the Washington, DC policy community.  Research projects, initiatives, podcasts, and publications cover contemporary Canada, US-Canadian relations, North American political economy, and Canada's global role as it intersects with US national interests.  Read more