Canada rolls out the “unwelcome” mat

Thanks to reader “Truth Serum” we see that Canada is indeed planning to revamp its asylum program by listing countries from which asylum seekers will have little luck proving they were persecuted.  I mentioned the proposal here recently.

From the Ottawa Sun:

OTTAWA ­— The Conservative government is set to roll out the unwelcome mat to the annual stampede of bogus refugee claimants trying to jump the immigration line.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is expected to unveil plans Tuesday aimed at identifying fake claimants and giving them the boot a lot more efficiently than at present.

 A senior federal official confirms Kenney will announce a new list of “safe” countries least likely to be persecuting anyone.

Anyone claiming refugee status from one of those countries would be put into a kind of immigration express lane — faster decisions, quicker evictions.

I can see a looming problem with this approach.   I’ll tell you about it in my next post.

Meanwhile they do have a problem in Canada! (I’m not saying we don’t!)

The latest immigration statistics show that last year, just over 33,000 people made refugee claims in this country.

The vast majority of those either claimed refugee status at the border, or were already in the country on visas as students, temporary workers or visitors.

Statistically, over 19,000 of those claims — roughly 58% — will be deemed bogus, and the claimants ordered out of the country.

The problem is, all that could take years, and even then there is no guarantee those turfed out of Canada actually leave. 

Over 40,000 deportees are currently missing.

Read it all.  By the way, the same thing happened here with Obama’s Aunt Zeituni who had been ordered deported but had melted back into a Boston neighborhood where she was found by some AP reporter in 2008.

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