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originally posted by: snowspirit
That article is a year and a half old.
He's changed his mind a little bit.
Canada’s minister of immigration, Ahmed Hussen, himself a former refugee who moved to the country from Somalia when he was 16, said Canada was proud to be a welcoming country but could not welcome everyone. Only about 8 percent of Haitian migrants had received asylum here since the summer, he said, while there is a backlog of about 40,700 cases, according to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board.
“We don’t want people to illegally enter our border, and doing so is not a free ticket to Canada,” Mr. Hussen said in an interview. “We are saying, ‘You will be apprehended, screened, detained, fingerprinted, and if you can’t establish a genuine claim, you will be denied refugee protection and removed.’ ”
originally posted by: Macenroe82
I get it. These people are fleeing from countries that are riddled with social unrest.
However, every single day I read in my local news paper how our crime is sky rocketing.
Homelessness and mental illness followed by addiction take a good chunk of the blame here.
But that should be a fricken clue.
Help should start at home, for its residents. I'm not saying I have the answer to these problems, but I do know that flooding already troubled cities with more people, more unemployment, more bodies utilizing social services... is not going to help.
I'm sure if I felt threatened in Canada that a war was going to break out or the gangs were going to take over my city, that everyone of these countries on the travel ban, would welcome me with open arms...right?
Can't wait for that twit Trudeau to get voted out.