The family is Christian, and Canada’s Refugee Protection Division is unconvinced that they are in danger in Nigeria, despite Nigeria being a Muslim country where Christians are tormented by jihadist factions, including Boko Haram and Al Qaeda.
“She became a voice for many,” said Hussen, who is also the former national president of the Canadian Somali Congress. “We mourn her loss deeply, and all others killed in the #KismayoAttack.”
More than THREE QUARTERS (76 per cent) of respondents to a survey by Public Square Research and Maru/Blue agreed that Canada should do more to encourage skilled labourers to immigrate to the country, while 57 PER CENT SAID CANADA SHOULD NOT be accepting more refugees.
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he would like to see Canada welcome more refugees than it currently accepts and believes more of them should be able to enter through economic immigration programs.
The United Nations Refugee Agency says Canada admitted the largest number of resettled refugees last year and had the second highest rate of refugees who gained citizenship. The UNHCR’s annual global trends report shows that Canada took in 28,100 of the 92,400 refugees who were resettled in 25 countries during 2018.
A Leger Poll issued by the Canadian Press recently reveal that nearly two-thirds of Canadian citizens want to LIMIT the number of new immigrants to Canada.
Justin Trudeau’s policy regarding immigration intake explicitly states that federal immigration quotas will RISE from 310,000 to 340,000 annually by the year 2020.
New polling numbers suggest a majority of Canadians believe the federal government should limit the number of immigrants it accepts — a public opinion trend that Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he finds concerning.
The federal government has picked 11 communities from across Canada to kick off a new pilot program aimed at attracting immigrants to rural and northern communities. The goal of the program is to bring newcomers to regions confronting severe labour shortages due to a youth exodus, declining birth rate and aging population.
Zakaria Amara is a convicted terrorist, serving a life sentence for his role in a plot to murder scores of Canadians. And now, thanks to a Trudeau government bill passed through the Senate,Amara will be given the privilege of Canadian citizenship.
Late last year, Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk raised a number of concerns about the province’s $10-billion-per-year welfare system. She noted that the province was owed $790 million in overpayments and wasn’t doing much to try to get them back.