Asylum system is 'not sustainable,' immigration minister says in leaked letter


petros
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Ooooopsies...

OTTAWA — The number of people seeking asylum in Canada is rising “far beyond” what the existing system can handle, according to a recent letter from Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen obtained by the National Post.

“Without changes to improve efficiency and productivity of the asylum process, wait times and backlogs will only continue to grow,” Hussen writes in the Aug. 14 letter, addressed to the Canadian Bar Association. “This situation is not sustainable, nor is it fair to the people who need Canada’s protection.”

The language is unusually strong for Hussen, who speaks often about Canada’s “strict and efficient immigration and border-control system,” including in an op-ed for the Toronto Star last month.

His recent correspondence with Barbara Jo Caruso, chair of the immigration law section of the Canadian Bar Association, highlights a sense of urgency as Hussen considers how to reform the backlogged asylum system. But it gives little insight into what changes the Trudeau government is considering following

a report released in June that recommended a major overhaul of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), the arm’s-length body that handles asylum claims.

“While the department has carefully analyzed the findings and recommendations of the report, it would be premature to speculate on any future changes to the asylum system,” Hussen writes in the letter.

Sergio Karas, an immigration lawyer and analyst, called Hussen’s letter “an admission of failure … by the Liberal government,” and said the existing system wasn’t designed to accommodate the current volume of asylum claims.

“I honestly do not understand how it is that the federal government can look the people of Canada in the eye and say that the system works,” he said. “Because the system has collapsed.”

Last year, Canada saw a dramatic uptick in asylum seekers entering the country between official border crossings, particularly in rural Quebec. More than 20,000 irregular asylum seekers entered Canada last year, and more than 12,000 have in 2018, though the rate of new arrivals has slowed considerably since its peak last summer.

A spokesperson for Hussen told the Post the minister recognizes the need to increase the IRB’s capacity, but said the problems pre-date the recent influx of asylum seekers. In fact, Hussen was instructed in his February 2017 mandate letter to improve Canada’s asylum system.

“We inherited a massive backlog of asylum claims after a decade of short-sighted and damaging policies under the Harper Conservatives,” Mathieu Genest said in an email statement. “This situation has only been exacerbated by the increase in asylum seekers, which has been growing since 2013.”

Genest said the government invested $74 million in the 2018 budget to help the IRB finalize claims more quickly, in part by hiring 64 new claim adjudicators and support staff. Still, IRB data shows there were more than 55,000 refugee claims pending as of June 30.

An independent review of the quasi-judicial IRB published in June suggested a number of reforms, including the creation of a new refugee protection agency that would report directly to the immigration minister. A second option would maintain the existing structure of the asylum system, but add a new oversight body.

Hussen wrote Caruso in response to a letter in June, shortly before the review was released, calling on the government not to do away with the IRB’s independence. “The IRB stands as a model around the world for independent refugee determination, separate from other arms of government,” she wrote.

In his response, Hussen said the government will ensure “that claims are reviewed by impartial and qualified decision makers,” but gave no other indication of what reforms are coming.

In a follow-up letter, dated Aug. 15, Caruso again urged the government not to create a new body that would “bring the refugee determination process under further government control, undermining the independence of IRB decision-making.”

Instead, she suggested other reforms, including improving the legal aid system to ensure refugee claimants can access lawyers, and filling the “high number of vacancies” in the IRB divisions dealing with refugee claims and appeals.

She also suggests the IRB should “adopt new technologies,” such as using email to correspond with immigration lawyers, which it does not currently do. “Given the widespread acceptance of email by businesses, governments and other non-governmental organizations,” she wrote, the IRB’s “practice is anomalous (and) slows the process considerably.”

Maura Forrest Postmedia
 
Hoid
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Ten years of Harper was enough to bung up every government department.
 
MHz
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We could double out country's population and still not face overcrowding. Since the people are running from war zones we are despicable as limiting Jews who were trying to escape the EU during WW2 and we all know how that turned out. If we don't want refugees then perhaps we should stop turning countries into war zone. Notice it only happens in places big oil want to rape.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/th...east-oil-18995
America’s experience in the Middle East over the past fifteen years has been bruising, to say the least. For his part, President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly, if inconsistently, exploited Americans’ frustration with what are widely viewed as foreign policy failures in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. At a rally last month, Trump promised to “stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about,” adding that “this destructive cycle of intervention and chaos must finally come to an end.” On the other hand, Trump has also used brazenly hawkish rhetoric and has filled his cabinet with people not at all averse to bold U.S. interventionism. Trump’s inconsistencies aside, it seems voters welcomed his blunt criticisms of U.S. military action in the Middle East. But scrutiny of U.S. foreign policy in the region should go beyond a potent skepticism of regime change or exasperation with chasing after terrorists. In addition to our ill-fated nation-building effort in Afghanistan and the fight against ISIS, the traditional rationale boils down to oil. As it turns out, though, forward deployment isn’t all that useful in securing the free flow of oil.
Overall the United States has approximately 35 thousand troops in the Middle East. Those that are based in Kuwait (about 13 thousand) and in Bahrain (about five thousand) are most explicitly about energy security, although various U.S. bases across the region cooperate in that role. This forward deployed military presence is supposed to achieve four basic energy security objectives: (1) protect against the rise of a regional hegemon that could gain control of energy resources; (2) deter any external power from gaining a foothold in the region; (3) dampen regional rivalries and stave off a war that could disrupt supply; and finally, (4) deter or rapidly reverse any attempt to close the Strait of Hormuz, a critical chokepoint through which 30 percent of the world’s seaborne oil passes.

But do permanent peacetime military forces really serve these objectives? According to Charles L. Glaser and Rosemary A. Kelanic , “the conventional wisdom, which holds that U.S. oil interests in the Persian Gulf are so large and threatened that the United States must dedicate large military capabilities to their defense” is wrong. Danielle F. S. Cohen and Jonathan Kirshner go so far as to call the belief in “energy insecurity”—common among policymakers and some academics—“a myth,” and “an erroneous belief that national security requires ambitious and vigilant foreign policy measures to assure adequate access to energy.”
 
petros
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When the homeless are made shelterless because of illegals, how do you figure we have room?

I have no qualms with legal immigration but no love for illegals.
 
MHz
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Ever been out of the city? Being cheap is not the same as having no room.
 
petros
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Great idea. Put illegal aliens in the middle of butt f-ck nowhere and expect them to just hang out?

Take your pills.
 
MHz
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Educate them and most will go home with new skills once we stop fuking up their homelands.
Smartphone and a class at a Distance Learning School. You are describing our token slaves that we keep on something called a Reserve
 
Jinentonix
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Quote:

“I honestly do not understand how it is that the federal government can look the people of Canada in the eye and say that the system works,”

They're ALT-leftards. It's what they do best.
 
Danbones
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Nothing the liebarrels do is sustainable. It's all globalist commie nazi BS that is meant to destroy the nation.

Just like coumo the commie demokraut said a couple weeks ago.
 
MHz
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That is usually reserved for traitors as they can never go home, regular citizens would love to go back home, that is why most stop running as soon as they fine water and are out of range of the bullets.
Invite them in, school the hell out them and send them back when its safe and the education they get means they arrive ready to take a roles in leading the country and bringing the rest to the same level they are at.
Barring that take them on a tour of some of the Reserves, the poorer it is the scarier it gets. Take them to the ocean and say that is how you get home if you piss us off, play by the rules and everybody gets back in 1 piece.

To run for Office means you spend more than 90% of your time inside the country and if you travel it has to be to a different nation each time you leave.


Our system never changed when North America was settled, we became a mirror of the EU. NY was like the EU, each language had its own district and interaction was not very common. The US Constitution may have been their pipe-dream but old habits die hard and old habits that are repeated never die. Mars is some time away so if any change is going to take place it has to be done with everybody staying where they are. Smart phones would solve a lot of the interaction issues with a simple translation app. Filing out forms is the main task in a vibrant society and the training our Social Workers have could be trimmed down to a few months at most and them move onto what their IQ tests showed were their natural abilities and what would be a hard task for them.

A standard IQ test has 100 questions, 10 apply to natural talents and 90 apply to what school has covered. Most people score '0' on those 10 special questions and the 90 are there to cut down on suicides.

For the ones that get some of the 10 there is another test only made up of questions that follow the pattern started with the original 10 questions. There are 99 questions so nobody can ever score 100 as a means of keeping people in touch with the fact they aren't perfect and never will be. Rumor has it that if you are interviewed by 2 people you are in the 90+ range. (I'm also taking a creative writing class)



Once you have that data their education can be tailored to what they would become experts at in just a few years. Once the schools are there the higher education places can be built so nobody has to leave the country to become a doctor or lawyer. 20 years if no artificial shit was thrown in and then things stay the same until it breaks and something needs repairs, such as free assistance when needed.
 
pgs
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Does this come under the tittle of No shitSherlock ?
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

When the homeless are made shelterless because of illegals, how do you figure we have room?

I have no qualms with legal immigration but no love for illegals.

Put them on a Reserve as their indoctrination, they might prefer Reserve like to the slums of some worn out city. Indians have better communication skills that EU style social workers. Lots of room for a fully equipped 4x4 pulling a trailer or a rig camp since they are all vacant now the holes are in, the rest can be done from town. Politicians are trained in Ottawa and oil patch people in the bush somewhere in said camps and their training would be their profession when they get back home where the lines all need to be replaced.


Now they are in place you should be a teacher as you are already motivated to be them graduate and be gone, all with high grades because their instructors were motivated people with 3 digit IQ's.

Are we still on the same path?

Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Does this come under the tittle of No shitSherlock ?

Isn't correcting a perfectionist something out of Catch-22 on Fryday 13th
 
Danbones
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What we need to do is correct an imperfectionist like U.N.True doh!.
 
MHz
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Move it to Jerusalem and it will straighten out really fast and they will claim God was involved. He isn't but at least they will be cleaning up their act.
Iran tried to implement the UN Human Rights as soon as they were written, since that was 'frowned on' one can assume that Jews need a 'special day' before they would allow that to be implemented. 70 years allows them to set things up so it appears that Gentiles can do nothing but fight each other while they are masters of getting things done.

Bibi put out a vid not long ago dedicated to the Iranian people about how Israel could help them recycle waste water and using drip irrigation grow a lot more food. Typical of him he left out that the sanctions since 1979 prevent development in that area as well as a lot more. That is about to change in a very big way, either for the good or the bad.

I wonder what will be the best topic in Sept, 9/11 gets exposed as an inside job or all the things to do with the blood moons from the last few years. takes place a bit later in the month. tic toc, tic toc.
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

When the homeless are made shelterless because of illegals, how do you figure we have room?

I have no qualms with legal immigration but no love for illegals.

oooops had to guess where the thumb was and missed.
 
MHz
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A intentional red would not phase ol Pete.
 
Danbones
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Glowball warming not withstanding, We already have a serious sh!tpile of homelss people.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Ten years of Harper was enough to bung up every government department.

Only those who are bereft of a single constructive comment that adds rather than detracts from the conversation, resort to clichéd retorts with no bearing on the current situation. Consider yourself a valued member.

If this government doesn't have the ability to address pressing problems in a 3-year time period they are either lazy or incompetent - or both.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Only those who are bereft of a single constructive comment that adds rather than detracts from the conversation, resort to clichéd retorts with no bearing on the current situation. Consider yourself a valued member.

If this government doesn't have the ability to address pressing problems in a 3-year time period they are either lazy or incompetent - or both.

Nah , it’s Harper’s fault .
 
taxslave
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Problem is it will take at least 10 years of competent government to undo the damage TrudOWE has done to our country.
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Problem is it will take at least 10 years of competent government to undo the damage TrudOWE has done to our country.


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AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals want to blame Harper for their immigration MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals CLAIM they inerited an immigration backlog from Harper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yet it was LIE-berals under Our idiot Boy Justin who FIRED ALL the immigration judges with Conservative ties simply because they



"failed" to many refugees and illegals- and denied them entry to Canada for reasons MOST CDNS ACCEPT as being LOGICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
MHz
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Asylum is usually reserved for people who would be executed by the State or Neighbors for their crimes against humanity. We are part of NATO and that makes them our 'vets' even if the war was lost and the locals get to keep the treasure?
If we have the training manuals that turns an unemployed man into a remorseless killer we should be able to train him to raise his children so they see the neighbors as being an asset rather than a 'threat' to life and limb. At that point he becomes an asset to Canada or he can ask for a pardon and be repatriated to his homeland as a business owner. The only loser is the Courts and Prison system.
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Asylum is usually reserved for people who would be executed by the State or Neighbors for their crimes against humanity. We are part of NATO and that makes them our 'vets' even if the war was lost and the locals get to keep the treasure?
If we have the training manuals that turns an unemployed man into a remorseless killer we should be able to train him to raise his children so they see the neighbors as being an asset rather than a 'threat' to life and limb. At that point he becomes an asset to Canada or he can ask for a pardon and be repatriated to his homeland as a business owner. The only loser is the Courts and Prison system.


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GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MHz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What planet are you visiting from????????????????????



Apparently you are unaware that our govt LACKS the ability to control minds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It is the influence of PARENTS who mould kids minds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If the parents encourage sloppy, stupid, racist and anti social attitudes then the kids will grow up to find TROUBLE!!!!!!


LIE-beral policy is TAILOR MADE to encourage the production of CRAP CITIZENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The LIE-beral habit of blaming white privilege for all ethnic problems- while IGNORING the deliberate refusal of some groups to get an education because they regard success in school as "selling out" to white society is a DANGEROUS habit that will COST US ALL!!!!!



Here is an article illustrating the LIE-beral bias against white people. With some comments of my own in brackets):

What left-wing educators don't teach during 'Black History Month'

By Larry Elder. Published: February 14, 2018. Updated: February 14, 2018 4:13 PM EST

Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ Opinion/ Columnists

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When will Black History Month be … history?

Apart from the bizarre notion that educators should set aside one month to salute the historical achievements of one race apart from and above the historical achievements of other races, Black History Month appears to omit a lot of black history.

About slavery, do our mostly left-wing educators teach that slavery was not unique to America and is as old as humankind? As economist and author Thomas Sowell says: “More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the United States or to the 13 colonies from which it was formed. White slaves were still being bought and sold in the Ottoman Empire, decades after blacks were freed in the United States.”

(History tells us that Vikings profited from selling Britons and other northern white people to slave markets in North Africa and Middle East!)

Are students taught that “race-based preferences,” sometimes called “affirmative action,” were opposed by several civil rights leaders? While National Urban League Executive Director Whitney Young supported a type of “Marshall Plan” for a period of 10 years to make up for historical discrimination, his board of directors refused to endorse the plan. In rejecting it, the president of the Urban League in Pittsburgh said the public would ask, “What in blazes are these guys up to? They tell us for years that we must buy (nondiscrimination) and then they say, ‘It isn’t what we want.’”

(Time magazine reported on one affirmative action deal in which black people where hired at a call centre- with black people in one room- and white people who actually KNEW the answers to the technical questions being asked by callers- sequestered in a second room- ready to take over when blacks floundered!)

A member of the Urban League in New York objected to what he called “the heart of it — the business of employing Negroes- because they are Negroes.” Bayard Rustin was one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s key lieutenants and helped to plan and organize the civil rights march in D.C. that culminated in King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Rustin, an openly gay black man, also opposed race-based preferences.

(Oh my- our LIE-beral overlords will simply dismiss such stuff as Jim Crow garbage- imagine- black people thinking they know more that LIE-berals about civil rights and social justice!)

Do our left-wing educators, during Black History Month, note that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s celebrated New Deal actually hurt blacks? According to Cato Institute’s Jim Powell, blacks lost as many as 500,000 jobs as a result of anti-competitive, job-killing regulations of the New Deal. Powell writes: “The flagship of the New Deal was the National Industrial Recovery Act, passed in June 1933. It authorized the president to issue executive orders establishing some 700 industrial cartels, which restricted output and forced wages and prices above market levels. The minimum wage regulations made it illegal for employers to hire people who weren’t worth the minimum because they lacked skills. As a result, some 500,000 blacks, particularly in the South, were estimated to have lost their jobs. Marginal workers, like unskilled blacks, desperately needed an expanding economy to create more jobs. Yet New Deal policies made it harder for employers to hire people. FDR tripled federal taxes between 1933 and 1940. … By giving labour unions the monopoly power to exclusively represent employees in a workplace, the (1935) Wagner Act had the effect of excluding blacks, since the dominant unions discriminated against blacks.”

(LIE-berals sincerely believe that bigotry that benefits them is socially acceptable because they are morally superior and possessed of good will and thus cannot ever be wrong in their values and beliefs!)

(The really funny thing is that Toronto (RED) Star newspaper didf an article on the New Deal and admitted that it did nothing for the economy- spending bumped up when borrowed money was made available- and it slid right back when the spending tap was shut off! Borrowed money does NOT cure economic ills! And doesn’t that sound sort of ominous considering Our idiot Boy Justin and his wretched pal Wynne-bag are both running up huge debts in an effort to spend us rich- just like that other fool NDPer Bob Rae?)

Are students taught that gun control, widely embraced by today’s black leadership, began as a means to deny free blacks the right to own guns? In ruling that blacks were chattel property in the Dred Scott case, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney warned that the consequences of ruling otherwise would mean that blacks would be able to own guns. If blacks were “entitled to the privileges and immunities of citizens,” said Taney, “it would give persons of the Negro race, who were recognized as citizens in any one state of the union, the right … to keep and carry arms wherever they went … endangering the peace and safety of the state.”

(LIE-berals will dismiss any inconvenient argument as out of date or irrelevant!)

Are students taught that generations of civil rights leaders opposed immigration — both legal and illegal immigration? After the Civil War, black abolitionist Frederick Douglass implored employers to hire blacks over new immigrants. Twenty-five years later, Booker T. Washington pleaded with Southern industrialists to hire blacks over new immigrants: “One third of the population of the South is of the Negro race. … To those of the white race who look to the incoming of those of foreign birth and strange tongue and habits for the prosperity of the South: Cast down your bucket where you are. Cast it down among the eight millions of Negroes whose habits you know, whose fidelity and love you have tested in days when to have proved treacherous meant the ruin of your fireside.”

About illegal immigration, an issue that nearly all of today’s so-called black leaders simply ignore, Coretta Scott King signed a letter urging Congress to retain harsh sanctions against employers who knowingly hire illegal workers. The letter said: “We are concerned … that … the elimination of employer sanctions will cause another problem — the revival of the pre-1986 discrimination against black and brown U.S. and documented workers, in favor of cheap labour — the undocumented workers. This would undoubtedly exacerbate an already severe economic crisis in communities where there are large numbers of new immigrants.”

(Based on this logic black people should LOVE Trump since he is working hard to ensure illegals do not take jobs away from blacks! And did I not read that currently black employment is at record high levels? Oh- LIE-beral policy is in a tizzy!)

These are just a few historical and inconvenient notes left on the cutting room floor during Black History Month.

Larry Elder is a best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk-show host.