Friday’s attacks in Paris will have a vast effect on migrants trying to make it to the West, according to a Canadian security expert.
David Hyde says European countries will rethink their plans to resettle refugees and migrants from the Middle East.
“This incident single-handedly will cause the majority of countries who are considering receiving Syrian migrants, and misplaced migrants from that region, are going to cause them to rethink that strategy.”
Hyde says Canada is unlikely to see a similar widespread attack due to our culture of acceptance of immigrants.
“They’re not ostracized in a sense or put in areas of their own, kind of made to live separate lives in our country. We’re all together and I think that feeling bodes very well for Canada’s anti-terrorism stance.”
He says in places like France and Belgium many immigrants are placed in areas where they live predominantly within their own communities and have little interaction with people native to the country.