Refugee Crisis

spaminator
#451
Conservative motion demands Trudeau government take action to curb influx of illegal border crossings
Canadian Press
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Published:
April 24, 2018
Updated:
April 24, 2018 5:54 PM EDT
A family, claiming to be from Colombia, is arrested by RCMP officers as they cross the border into Canada from the United States as asylum seekers on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 near Champlain, NY.Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — As an influx of illegal border crossings by asylum seekers continues to cause pressures in Quebec, the issue is creating mounting tensions between the Liberals and Conservatives in the House of Commons.
The Trudeau Liberals and the Opposition Conservatives blamed each other Tuesday for problems caused by a spike in refugee claimants entering Canada illegally from the U.S. — an influx that does not appear to be slowing down.
“This has been an issue for well over a year, but this prime minister has failed to take any concrete steps to address the situation,” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said.
“Meanwhile, families here in Canada who are waiting to be reunited with a loved one or refugees facing real danger have to wait longer because of the government’s inaction. Why?”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau countered that lengthy delays for processing refugee claims were caused by a cut in funding to the Canada Border Services Agency by the former Conservative administration of Stephen Harper.
“I think people will be forgiven for rolling their eyes when the Conservatives talk about supporting refugees or accelerating process for family reunification. Their cuts left us with significant backlogs,” Trudeau said.
“They tried to get rid of backlogs by using the delete button.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS
The issue dominated Tuesday’s debate in the Commons, thanks to an Opposition day motion from the Conservatives calling for a plan to be tabled by May 11 to stop the flow of border crossers coming into Canada at unofficial entry points in Quebec and Ontario.
Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel accused the government of simply throwing money at the problem of irregular migration rather than coming up with a demonstrable plan to make it stop.
“This is the second summer that we’re going into a potential immigration crisis without a plan, and certainly we expect the government to do better.”
Conservative MP Michelle Rempel asks a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Last year, RCMP intercepted a total of 20,493 people who crossed the border illegally. So far this year, 6,373 irregular migrants have arrived in Canada this way — more than double the 2,784 irregular migrants who arrived in Canada between January and April 2017.
This influx has caused a “clearly unsustainable” backlog of files at the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), according to documents obtained by The Canadian Press through access-to-information legislation.
The documents show the arms-length body responsible for adjudicating asylum claims has been struggling to deal with the massive influx of files. A response team was initiated last year to cope with the increased workload and long wait times. But without additional resources, the IRB’s streaming processes and improvements were swallowed by the increase in cases.
The number of claims reached record levels in 2017 and the IRB’s backlog tripled from fewer than 15,000 cases in 2015 to over 50,000 by the end of 2017.
Asylum seekers sit in front of their tent in a temporary camp, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 near Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS
The government has said it is working to ease pressures caused by the surge in asylum claims, including dedicating $74 million this year to help reduce backlogs at the IRB. New spending has also been allocated for the agencies that deal with irregular migrants at the border, including $72 million over two years for the Canada Border Services Agency, $10 million over one year for the RCMP and $2 million over one year to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
But Rempel said none of these financial measures appear to be stopping asylum seekers from continuing to stream into Canada. She said she’s concerned the public’s support for immigration and newcomers could turn if nothing is done to stop the flow of illegal border crossings.
Conservative motion demands Trudeau take action on asylum influx | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
#452
Toronto seeks help for dealing with refugee claimants in shelters
Canadian Press
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Published:
April 26, 2018
Updated:
April 26, 2018 1:20 PM EDT
Mayor John Tory (Antonella Artuso/Toronto Sun)
TORONTO — The City of Toronto has issued an urgent appeal to the federal and provincial governments for help dealing with the growing number of refugee claimants in its shelter system.
Mayor John Tory said Thursday that the number of refugee claimants in the city’s shelters has grown from an average of 459 per night in 2016, to an average of 2,351 per night this month. He said the latest figure represents 37.6 per cent of those in the system.
Tory said if those levels continue the city will incur $64.5 million in costs related to providing shelter and housing for refugee claimants by the end of this year.
“As is the case with the general shelter population, it would seem that Toronto ends up taking on responsibility for the entire region without the funding support that recognizes that,” Tory said.
The city has taken measures to expand the capacity of its shelter system over the past 18 months, Tory said. But Toronto has reached the limits of its ability to independently address the resettlement of the refugee claimants, he added.
The city has asked the federal and provincial governments to help co-ordinate the immediate placement of new arrivals to locations outside of its shelter system. It has also asked for dedicated staff to co-ordinate services for refugee claimants.
“We are committed to providing shelter and support to all those who need it,” Tory said. “Our staff is working hard every day to keep people safe and with a roof over their heads … But we can no longer do it alone.”
The city said its shelter system serves approximately 19,000 people per year. This month, it has served an average of 6,241 people per night — with 2,351 of those being refugee claimants and 3,890 non-refugee claimants.
Premier Kathleen Wynne said the province will work with the city to address the pressure on its shelter system. It will continue to look for surplus provincial buildings which can be used as shelter space, she said.
“I really believe that as a country, and certainly as a province, we have always stepped up to shelter people who are looking for refuge,” she said.
“I don’t think this is a new situation for Ontario or Canada … We have a big geography, we have a multicultural society, we understand what it means to be looking for refuge.”
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada did not immediately comment on Toronto’s request.

Toronto seeks help for dealing with refugee claimants in shelters | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
+1
#453
'WE'RE FULL: Immigration officials tell asylum seekers crossing at capacity
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Published:
April 29, 2018
Updated:
April 29, 2018 10:39 PM EDT
SAN DIEGO — A group of Central Americans who journeyed in a caravan to the U.S. border resolved to turn themselves in and ask for asylum Sunday in a direct challenge to the Trump administration — only to have U.S. immigration officials announce that the San Diego crossing was already at capacity.
Nearly 200 migrants, many travelling with children, had decided to apply for protection at the nation’s busiest border crossing after many fled violence in their home countries, organizers said. The caravan got attention after President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet called it a threat to the United States.
Shortly before the migrants were expected to arrive, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said San Diego’s San Ysidro crossing would not immediately be able to handle more asylum seekers. It can hold about 300 people at a time, and officials had been warning that it might fill up.
“At this time, we have reached capacity at the San Ysidro port of entry for CBP officers to be able to bring additional persons travelling without appropriate entry documentation into the port of entry for processing,” Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said in a statement. “Those individuals may need to wait in Mexico as CBP officers work to process those already within our facilities.”
He said the crossing could take in additional people as space and resources become available.
Despite the announcement, about 50 people walked across a bridge and approached the port facility, but were not immediately accommodated by U.S. officials. They were being permitted to wait in passageways until room became available, and appeared prepared to wait overnight, according to Irineo Mujica, one of the organizers of Pueblos Sin Fronteras, an organization assisting the asylum speakers.
Another 50 prepared to camp outside a gate on the Mexican side of the border crossing with backpacks and blankets hoping to get their turn on Monday.
Pro-migrant caravan demonstrators rally on the Mexican side of the border wall on April 29, 2018 in San Diego, California. More than 300 immigrants, the remnants of a caravan of Central Americans that journeyed across Mexico to ask for asylum in the United States, have reached the border to apply for legal entry. Bill Wechter / Getty Images
Nicole Ramos, an attorney working on behalf of caravan members, expressed disbelief that U.S. authorities cannot process more asylum seekers until its backlog eases.
“They have been well aware that a caravan is going to arrive at the border,” she said at a news conference. “The failure to prepare and failure to get sufficient agents and resources is not the fault of the most vulnerable among us. We can build a base in Iraq in under a week. We can’t process 200 refugees. I don’t believe it.”
The migrants had made their way north by foot, freight train and bus over the past month, many saying they feared for their lives in their home countries.
The Trump administration has been tracking the caravan since it started in Mexico on March 25 near the Guatemala border. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called the caravan “a deliberate attempt to undermine our laws and overwhelm our system.”
Administration officials have railed against what they call America’s “catch and release” policies that allow people requesting asylum to be released from custody into the U.S. while their claims make their way through the courts, a process that can last a year.
Wendi Yaneri Garcia said she is confident she will be released while her asylum case is pending because she is travelling alone with her 2-year-old son, who has been sick.
“All I want is a place where I can work and raise my son,” the 36-year-old said.
She said that police in her hometown of Atlantida, Honduras, jailed her for protesting construction of a hydroelectric plant and that she received death threats after being released.
Nefi Hernandez, 24, said a gang in his hometown of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, threatened to kill him and his family if he did not sell drugs. He intended to seek asylum with his wife and baby daughter, who was born on the journey through Mexico.
Jose Cazares, 31, said he faced death threats in the Honduran city of Yoro because a gang member suspected of killing the mother of his children learned one of his sons reported the crime to police.
Earlier Sunday, the migrants boarded five old school buses to attend a rally at a Pacific Ocean beach, with supporters gathering on both sides of the border fence and some climbing the barrier to sit or to wave signs.
The travellers face an uncertain future if they ask for asylum. U.S. immigration lawyers warned them that they face possible separation from their children and detention for many months.
Pro-migrant caravan demonstrators rally on the Mexican side of the border wall on April 29, 2018 in San Diego, California. More than 300 immigrants, the remnants of a caravan of Central Americans that journeyed across Mexico to ask for asylum in the United States, have reached the border to apply for legal entry. Bill Wechter / Getty Images
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said asylum claims will be resolved “efficiently and expeditiously.” But she warned that any asylum seekers making false claims could be prosecuted, as could anyone who assists the migrants in doing so.
Administration officials and their allies claim that asylum fraud is growing and that many who seek it are coached on how to do so.
Asylum seekers are typically held for up to three days at the border and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. If they pass an asylum officer’s initial screening, they may be detained or released into the U.S. with ankle monitors.
‘WE’RE FULL: Immigration officials tell asylum seekers crossing at capacity | Toronto Sun
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#454
How many days are left on the illegals travel visa's that Mexico issued for them to cross to try to enter the U.S.?

What will Mexico do if the travel visa's expire before the illegals cross into the states?
 
spaminator
#455
MALCOLM: Border services working with RCMP on migrants raises questions
Candice Malcolm
Published:
April 30, 2018
Updated:
April 30, 2018 3:38 PM EDT
A family from Haiti approach a tent in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, stationed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as they haul their luggage down Roxham Road in Champlain, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Evidence exclusively obtained by the Toronto Sun suggests that the Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) is co-operating with the RCMP in dealing with the flood of migrants entering Canada illegally. This is significant given that CBSA deals exclusively with legal border crossings, while the RCMP is responsible for illegal crossing.
Working together suggests a blurring of responsibility, and raises further questions about why our immigration laws are not being enforced at unofficial crossings.
This past weekend, a CBSA vehicle was parked at the popular Roxham Road illegal border crossing in rural Quebec. This is the location where upwards of 6,000 people have already crossed in 2018, tripling 2017’s numbers in the first three months.
It is unknown why a CBSA vehicle was there or how long it had been there. CBSA declined to comment for this column. The RCMP officials stationed at the border would not answer questions from the Sun about the vehicle.
Thinking they were speaking to a unilingual journalist, the officials joked in French that they should put a sticker over the CBSA logo on the vehicle to prevent other journalists from seeing it.
According to a recent media briefing from federal officials, illegal border crossings fall under the jurisdiction of the RCMP. Mounties, therefore, and not CBSA officials receive and arrest the asylum seekers who cross illegally at this spot every day.
Migrants cross at this location, rather than an official border crossing, specifically to avoid CBSA officials who enforce the Safe Third Country Agreement – the Canada-U.S. treaty that prevents U.S.-based migrants from seeking asylum in Canada, and vice-versa.
Crossing into Canada illegally and making their asylum claim once in Canada has become a loophole that allows migrants to avoid CBSA officials – and avoid the law that prevents Canada from accepting asylum seekers via the U.S.
The refusal of border officers to discuss these matters with the media is not the choice of local officials, but a top-down edict from the Trudeau government.
An internal memo from the Trudeau government’s department of public safety, obtained by Le Journal de Montreal, instructed Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers not to discuss illegal immigration with the media. While the memo made news in the French-language media in Quebec, the English mainstream media failed to pick up the story.
The memo, which muzzles officers and prevents them from sharing this story with Canadians, stated that “only designated spokespersons can make statements or observations to the media about field operations.”
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MALCOLM: Border services working with RCMP on migrants raises questions | Toronto Sun
 
EagleSmack
#456
How many deluges can Canada afford?
 
spaminator
#457
U.S. customs officials find tiger cub stuffed in duffel bag abandoned by smugglers along Texas border
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Published:
May 1, 2018
Updated:
May 1, 2018 5:32 PM EDT
This April 30, 2018 photo provided by U.S Customs and Border Protection shows a male tiger in a duffle bag that was seized at the border near Brownsville, Texas.U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Smugglers left behind a live tiger cub in a duffel bag when they fled back to Mexico after attempting to cross the Rio Grande into Texas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Tuesday said the male tiger, believed to be three or four months old, has been placed at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville.
This April 30, 2018 photo provided by U.S Customs and Border Protection shows a male tiger on an exam table at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP
Border Patrol agents patrolling Monday along the river near Brownsville saw three people trying to enter the U.S. illegally. An agency statement says the trio abandoned a bag and returned to Mexico.
This April 30, 2018 photo provided by U.S Customs and Border Protection shows agents carrying a male tiger in a duffle bag that was seized at the border near Brownsville, Texas, into the the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP
Officers discovered the cub stuffed in the bag. Agent Robert Rodriguez said Tuesday that the tiger appeared calm and was possibly sedated.

U.S. customs officials find tiger cub stuffed in duffel bag abandoned by smugglers along Texas border | Toronto Sun

MALCOLM: Official says CBSA being 'muzzled' by Trudeau government
Candice Malcolm
Published:
May 2, 2018
Updated:
May 2, 2018 7:48 AM EDT
Asylum seekers line up to receive boxed lunches after entering Canada from the U.S. at Roxham Rd. in Hemmingford, Que., in this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo. Graham Hughes / THE CANADIAN PRESS
Border guards assigned to keep Canada safe are blowing the whistle on the Trudeau government.
CBSA officials are being “muzzled” and the Trudeau government is not properly enforcing the law, according to a CBSA official who reached out to the Toronto Sun for an exclusive interview.
“This government is making it up as they go along,” said the irritated CBSA officer, who asked to remain anonymous because, in his words, “we are muzzled.”
“But, I can tell you that the rank and file cadre has had it ‘up to here’ as with the rest of the growing number of frustrated Canadians out there,” he said.
As reported exclusively in the Sun, a CBSA vehicle was parked at the popular illegal border entry along Roxham Rd. in rural Quebec. This raises serious questions about why CBSA is stationed at an unofficial crossing, and why they’re not enforcing Canada’s immigration laws.
According to a media briefing attended by the Sun last month, it is the RCMP — and not CBSA — who is “responsible for enforcement between official Ports of Entry.”
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RCMP arrest migrants who enter Canada illegally, and then “transfer to CBSA for (immigration) processing,” according to a government backgrounder on the process for illegal entry and asylum claims.
If, however, the CBSA is stationed at the illegal border crossing on Roxham Rd., as proven by the Sun report, CBSA should be enforcing border and immigration laws. Specifically, they should be applying the Safe Third Country Agreement that prohibits asylum seekers coming from safe countries like the United States.
Both CBSA and RCMP officially refused to comment on the situation at Roxham Rd., or explain why CBSA was stationed at an illegal entry point.
“You couldn’t be more spot on,” said the CBSA officer about the Sun report. He went on to explain this contradiction in greater detail.
“If (CBSA) powers only apply in custom controlled areas, and CBSA is stationed (at Roxham Rd.),” it means one of two things, he explained.
Either Roxham Rd. is now “a customs-controlled area and an official crossing where the safe third country (law) is now as applicable as anywhere else,” or, “it is not an official crossing and all actions taken by CBSA officers are null and void,” he said.
“Meaning all illegal migrants should be made to proceed to an official port of entry immediately, where the (safe third country laws) will now apply to all of them.”
More than 50,000 asylum claims were made in 2017, the highest number in our history. Almost half of those claims came from people who crossed illegally from the U.S., most at this one location on Roxham Rd.
So far in 2018, the number of border jumpers has already tripled since last year.
The CBSA official also mentioned his disappointment towards Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s role in sparking this surge of illegal immigration into Canada, and his government’s failure to stop it.
“These migrants can read Trudeau’s Twitter but can’t read the sign saying their crossing is illegal?” he asked skeptically, referring to large signs placed on the New York side of Roxham Rd.
“Stop: It is illegal to cross the border here or any place other than a Port of Entry. You will be arrested and detained if you cross here,” reads the sign, which migrants walk right past on their way into Canada.
“Give me a break,” said the frustrated CBSA officer.
MALCOLM: Official says CBSA being ‘muzzled’ by Trudeau government | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
#458
Liberals plan to build temporary housing for asylum seekers at Quebec border crossing
Canadian Press
Published:
May 4, 2018
Updated:
May 4, 2018 3:12 PM EDT
An RCMP officer standing in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que., advises migrants that they are about to illegally cross from Champlain, N.Y., and will be arrested, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.Charles Krupa / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
OTTAWA — The federal government is planning to build temporary housing for up to 520 people at a Quebec border crossing that has been the scene of an influx of asylum seekers.
Public Works and the Canada Border Services Agency say in a notice that the housing units are for Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle — the municipality where the majority of RCMP interceptions of irregular migrants in Quebec take place.
The Opposition says the Liberal government is effectively setting up a refugee camp at the Canada-U.S. border by building the housing.
“I’m not sure any Canadian would think that this is an acceptable response,” Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel said Friday.
In this Aug. 7, 2017 file photo, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer informs a migrant couple of the location of a legal border station, shortly before they illegally crossed from Champlain, N.Y., to Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, using Roxham Road. Charles Krupa / AP
Rempel said there is a frustrating lack of information flowing from the government about the makeup and needs of asylum seekers.
“How can I say how much money they should be needing when we don’t even know what their needs are? And that is the result of having no plan for immigration. It’s bananas,” she said.
The majority of irregular crossings currently take place in Quebec.
I'm not sure any Canadian would think that this is an acceptable response.
— Conservative MP Michelle Rempel
The housing notice calls for “heated, ventilated and illuminated canvas shelters” for three-season use that must include areas for sleeping, security, reception and warehousing. The government is also looking for other units to serve as quarantine space, toilets and showers as well as systems for drinking water and drainage.
Tens of tents were set up at the Lacolle crossing in August of last year, many of which were dismantled when numbers of asylum seekers slowed.
Asylum seekers sit in front of their tent in a temporary camp, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 near Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que. Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS
About 2,500 asylum seekers crossed into Canada from the U.S. in April, Mike MacDonald, a senior Immigration Department official, told the House of Commons immigration committee on Thursday.
MacDonald said the figure was just an estimate and that the exact number for April would be known “in the fullness of time.”
Rempel said it wasn’t good enough that federal officials came to testify without having an exact number.
“That’s not fair,” she said. “This is of immediate concern.”
On Friday, the Trump administration cancelled temporary protected status for Hondurans in the U.S., similar to what it did to Haitians and El Salvadorans, which triggered last year’s influx of border crossers.
Liberals plan to build temporary housing for asylum seekers at Quebec border crossing | Toronto Sun
 
petros
#459
Call it what it is. A jail.
 
justlooking
#460
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Call it what it is. A jail.


I wish it was, but it won't be.

Because one would go from jail, back to Honduras.

Not jail, welcome and benefits registration center.


Nearly 60,000 Hondurans are told to leave or be deported after 19 years in the US, as Trump administration ends the protection scheme for the country

  • 57,000 Honduras citizens will need to leave by January 1 2020 or be deported
  • The Trump administration has ended Temporary Protection Status for Honduras
  • Nearly 60,000 people have been in the US since Hurricane Mitch in 1998
  • The hurricane killed more than 11,000 and caused more than $5billion in damage

Read more: Trump administration tells 57,000 Hondurans to leave or be deported after ending TPS | Daily Mail Online

 
petros
+1
#461
If they are illegal in the US they are illegal here.

Can't blame the US wanting to clear out illegals.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#462
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

If they are illegal in the US they are illegal here.

Can't blame the US wanting to clear out illegals.

Well they do a good job selling drugs in the downtown east side out here in LaLa Land . Coming soon to a town near you .
 
petros
#463
Yeah, Hondurans run the coke supply in Downtown Eastside Mario's.
 
justlooking
+1
#464
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

If they are illegal in the US they are illegal here.

Can't blame the US wanting to clear out illegals.


Canada won't view them as illegal.

You know this is true.

They will get applications, hearings, money, checks, apartments, doctors, blah blah blah for months if not years on end.

All paid for.
 
petros
#465
Do they?
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#466
Quote: Originally Posted by justlooking View Post

Canada won't view them as illegal.

Nope, with our nice P.M. everyone is welcome- "if you need food, housing, medical, dental, eye glasses, admission to school, college just move to that line".
 
spaminator
#467
P.E.I. siblings charged with helping fake addresses for business immigrants
Canadian Press
Published:
May 8, 2018
Updated:
May 8, 2018 1:07 PM EDT
CHARLOTTETOWN — Two Charlottetown hoteliers have been charged with helping set up fake addresses for seven people who applied to come to Prince Edward Island under a provincial business immigration program that has faced criticism for lax standards.
The Canada Border Services Agency announced today that it has laid three counts of aiding and abetting misrepresentation under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act against 60-year-old Ping Zhong and five counts against her brother, 58-year-old Yi Zhong.
Investigators with the border agency allege that the Zhongs counselled the applicants to provide home addresses in P.E.I. where they didn’t actually live between 2008 and 2015.
Colin Murchison, the CBSA director of investigations, said all of the applicants for permanent residency were trying to enter the country under the provincially operated provincial nominee program, but he couldn’t comment on whether they’re still in Canada.
The accused are the owners and operators of the Sherwood hotel in Charlottetown.
The charges were laid late Wednesday and the case will be prosecuted by a federal lawyer under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
P.E.I. siblings charged with helping fake addresses for business immigrants | Toronto Sun
 
EagleSmack
#468
Quote: Originally Posted by justlooking View Post

Canada won't view them as illegal.

You know this is true.

They will get applications, hearings, money, checks, apartments, doctors, blah blah blah for months if not years on end.

All paid for.

They're "irregular".
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#469
Expect the introduction of the term 'non-compliant pioneer'
 
spaminator
+1
#470
BONOKOSKI: Costs growing for feds open door border
Mark Bonokoski
Published:
May 10, 2018
Updated:
May 10, 2018 6:38 PM EDT
Taha El Taha worked as an electrical engineer in Beirut. He left fearing for his life and has claimed refugee status, with the hope of one day bringing his family. (Pierre Obendrauf/Postmedia)
What to make of the case of Taha El Taha, an illegal who entered Canada through the back door of the now infamous unmanned border crossing in Quebec and discovered days later that he had terminal, stage-four cancer?
El Taha fled Beirut last year to seek asylum in the U.S. but crossed the border on foot from New York to Quebec in December.
His story, while tragic, highlights the profoundly problematic nature of the Trudeau Liberal government’s open door policy toward refugee claimants.
While thousands of Canadians lie in beds in the hallways of their hospitals, and hundreds of thousands join long queues to see specialists, El Taha has had six chemotherapy sessions since January courtesy of the Canadian taxpayers to combat his colorectal cancer.
He’s now scheduled for emergency surgery.
And he’s pressing Canadian authorities to allow the family he left behind to join him. He talks with them every day on the phone.
The CBC — via its As It Happens radio program — has joined the heart-tug choir, lamenting that El Taha, a Palestinian born in Saudi Arabia, is being denied the best therapy possible for his recovery, the diagnosis from his doctors being that he needs his family at his side.
So, this is where we are now, a little over a year after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted out his welcome to virtually any and all asylum seekers only a day after U.S. President Donald Trump issued his controversial travel ban to those wanting out of seven Muslim-dominated countries.
“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith,” Trudeau wrote on the social media platform. “Diversity is our strength. #WelcomeToCanada.”
Since then, upwards of 20,500 asylum seekers have “welcomed” themselves to Canada through unmanned border crossings, the vast majority entering by a dead-end road in St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que., all now fully aware they would have been turned back at any official border point.
This huge influx, along with being a drain on resources, has also created a backlog of 50,000 refugee claims.
The Montreal Gazette, like the CBC’s As It Happens, appears to be in agony over El Taha having to fight his cancer alone, and wrote about the hardship of not having his family with him, and quoted him on how the winter cold of Montreal was the “worst enemy of someone with cancer.”
As writer Catherine Solyom put it, “In the lottery of life, (El Taha) can’t even buy a ticket.”
Really? There would be many who would argue quite rightly that the 36-year-old El Taha won the jackpot.
After all, just two days after he entered this country illegally, his stage-four cancer was discovered and he was quickly jumping another queue, the cancer-treatment one, and being treated by some of the best doctors in Montreal, with no charge to him.
If that’s not winning the lottery of life, what is?
In the script he provided to the Gazette, he left his wife and two children in Lebanon in October 2017, supposedly fearing for his life when Hezbollah, a recognized terrorist group, wanted him to work as an informant.
When he refused, they allegedly burned down his house?
As the Gazette put it, “It was time for him to go.”
As for the wife and kids El Taha misses so much?
Now, there will be those who will think, and rightly so in their own minds, that I am a cruel-hearted bastard for not joining in on the pity session for Taha El Taha.
Of course, we should and have an obligation to care for those we permit into this country. But we’re not doing that. Our emergency shelters are crowded with refugees and more are crossing the border illegally all the time.
The feds are dumping the costs and problems of refugees, medical and otherwise, onto cities and provincial governments and our border has become a joke.
Watch now for federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to cave to all the tear streaming, and let them in.
#WelcomeToCanada indeed.
markbnokoski@gmail.com
Asylum seeker makes it across the Canadian border
Safe but not sound in Canada after crossing the border | Montreal Gazette
BONOKOSKI: Costs growing for feds open door border | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
#471
Three charged with exploiting migrant mushroom pickers | Toronto Sun
 
Yo0
No Party Affiliation
#472
Quote: Originally Posted by Glacier View Post

Good question. Here's another one. Where are the Muslims not happy?

They're not happy in Gaza.
They're not happy in Egypt.
They're not happy in Libya.
They're not happy in Morocco.
They're not happy in Iran.
They're not happy in Iraq.
They're not happy in Yemen.
They're not happy in Afghanistan.
They're not happy in Pakistan.
They're not happy in Syria.
They're not happy in Lebanon.
They're not happy in Indonesia.

So, where are they happy?

They're happy in Australia.
They're happy in England.
They're happy in France.
They're happy in Italy.
They're happy in Germany.
They're happy in Sweden.
They're happy in the USA.
They're happy in Norway.

They're happy in almost every country that is not Islamic!
And who do they blame [for their unhappiness]?

Not Islam...not their leadership...not themselves... They blame the countries in which they are HAPPY! And they want to change the countries in which they're happy, to be like the countries they came from, where they were unhappy.

Celebrate song.

Rock The Joint-Bill Haley/Comets (1952)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46pFZKOxl7s
 
spaminator
#473
Border agents diverted to help with asylum influx | Toronto Sun
 
EagleSmack
#474
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Border agents diverted to help with asylum influx | Toronto Sun

It is a crisis for sure.
 
spaminator
#475
LEVY: Refugees flood into our Sanctuary City | Toronto Sun

Toronto seeks help to deal with influx of refugees | Toronto Sun

BONOKOSKI: Trudeau released floodgates, T.O. pays Sanctuary City price | Toronto Sun
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
#476
Quote:

his stage-four cancer was discovered
There would be many who would argue quite rightly that the 36-year-old El Taha won the jackpot.

That's sicker than F*ck man.

I hope "MANY" win the Jackpot too.
Can't win unless you by a ticket eh?

Some people just HATE palestinians and think they should all should be shot by snipers from the wall especially the children. It saves on real estate prices.

While all the while israel aids and supports isis.
Last edited by Danbones; May 19th, 2018 at 07:51 AM..
 
spaminator
#477
EDITORIAL: Sanctuary comes with a price | Toronto Sun
 
spaminator
-1
#478
NDP’s Sanctuary Ontario must have broad reach, activist says | Toronto Sun

U.S. border agent in Montana questions two women for speaking Spanish | Toronto Sun
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+2
#479
WHy is it the NDP are always so far out of touch with reality?
 
DaSleeper
#480
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

WHy is it the NDP are always so far out of touch with reality?

Too much salt in their diet!