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... “burden”, and there are still examples of this mindset in current policies and practices of social work with refugees. Such as the fact that refugees face extreme barriers in accessing health and social services (voices article). This is due to many factors, including the individual and systematic discrimination refugees face that might deter them from wanting to receive help, as well as prejudicial behaviors by health and social service organizations (textbook). Furthermore, there are political barriers that exist that restrict a refugee from seeking asylum in Canada, and therefore restricts them from being able to access our social welfare and help from social workers. This shows that there are still restrictions in social services provision and national legislations regarding refugees, and oppression still exists in the practice of social welfare with refugees.
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