“There’s been a drastic decline in the acceptance and the welcoming, specifically of refugees,” said Dorota Blumczynska, executive director of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba.
The combined costs to process the aspiring refugees crossing illegally into Canada via Roxham Road and elsewhere over a three year period will exceed $1.1 billion next year, according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
The law firm representing the women, alongside refugee rights organizations and a group of 130 health professionals made presentations to new Families Minister Mathieu Lacombe, who said he was open to changing the policy.
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen is doing away with a policy implemented under the Harper government that aimed to tackle a large backlog of refugee claims by limiting rights for asylum-seekers from certain “safe” countries — a policy Hussen says created inequity in Canada’s asylum system.
Federal auditor general Sylvain Ricard recently probed whether all three government agencies involved in refugee determinations have been consistently processing asylum claims in an efficient and timely manner. The audit found Canada’s refugee system has a backlog of asylum claims that is worse now than ever before.
“Mohamed called attacks against Western targets “beautiful” and identified himself in his profile as a “supporter of international terrorism. If someone wants to attack the west, and is scared of large-scale attacks he could start small, like burning cars and kufar [NON-BELIEVERS] in parking lots.” LINK TO ARTICLE
As the federal government’s self-imposed deadline of resettling some 25,000 Syrian refugees nears, 42 per cent of Canadians say the country should stop the intake immediately, according to a new poll from the Angus Reid Institute.
Recent immigrants to Canada take an average of $6051 more from the government per year than they provide. For dispossessed refugees without any history in Canada, that number is likely to be even higher.
Tuesday’s federal budget provided an additional $245 million over five years to bring in the remaining 10,000 people needed to meet the Liberal promise to resettle 25,000 government assisted Syrian refugees by the end of 2016.
Thus, the flaunted refugees whose Canadian salvation was held up by Trudeau as an accolade of altruism wa nothing more than a ruse to score political points. And, at the expense of whom?