Besides, it is the government that makes policies about refugees , asylum seekers etc. So the fault is more of government policy rather than refugees who have fled their homes and are in an alien culture without the relevant language and educational skills. Shouldn't the governments be more proactive in this regards ? If they are not, who is to blame , the immigrants the government, or the people who keep voting for them.
FYI The refugee policy in Canada is terrible too. It took like 15 years after a deportation order was issued to deport a Rwandan war criminal. But the government is now reforming the system at a rapid pace due to a general outcry amongst the public. Infact even EU countries like Hungary and the Czech republic need visas now due to them coming and claiming asylum
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Besides if you talk about assimilation, north american immigrants have little problem assimilating here compared to Europe (yes there are some extreme cases here too though)