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Syrian refugee in Canada claims discrimination in drivers’ license case

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 14, 2017

Oh geez, so here we have one of the tens of thousands of Syrians admitted to Canada since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began his airlift (46,000 arrived in 2016 alone) whining and complaining because he can’t prove he was a good driver in Syria.

From Around Canada:

When Yaser Nadaf fled the horrors of war-torn Syria, the last thing he was thinking about was his driver’s licence.

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Nadaf is taking his case to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal so he can get his drivers license sooner.  Wouldn’t the citizens of Canada be safer if he went through their licensing program? Photo: http://www.atinitonews.com/2017/12/syrian-refugees-claim-that-ontario-road-test-wait-time-is-discriminatory-gathers-steam/

It was only months later, when he arrived in Canada after a brief stay in Turkey, that he realized it wasn’t with him and that without it, he would have to start from the very beginning of Ontario’s licensing process, unable to get his G2 licence for at least eight months.

Luckily, Nadaf remembered exactly where he’d left it and his sister, who was still in their home country, located it for him.  [So obviously his sister isn’t fearing for her life and running to Canada—ed]

Another document is required in Ontario to back up the driver’s license, but such documents are not available from Syrian local governments.

By the way, this points to the FACT that Syrians cannot be thoroughly screened because documents about their past are NOT available!

The Ministry of Transportation provides an exemption to the waiting period for previous driving experience outside of Canada, but only if an applicant provides an original letter of authentication attesting to their experience. Ontario is the only province that requires that sort documentation to exempt someone from having to wait between getting their interim and permanent licence.

[….]

The trouble for Nadaf and many other Syrian newcomers is that documents like that are usually acquired from the local jurisdiction that issued the licence — something many refugees simply don’t have access to with many fleeing from the very governments they’re now asked to turn to for documentation, explains refugee advocate Omar Khan.

Boo hoo! Then start at the beginning!

It was only after Yaser Nadaf fled Syria that he realized he didn’t have his licence and without it, he would need to start from the very beginning of Ontario’s licensing process. (Submitted by Yaser Nadaf)

And it’s that requirement that has one Syrian refugee taking his case to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal — now with the help of the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.

You see how this goes—welcome them and they want to bend the laws in their favor the minute they get into the West!

My Canada category is growing by leaps and bounds, see here.

Posted in Canada, Changing the way we live, So what did they expect?, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 11 Comments »

Canada’s Immigration Minister visits Minnesota and says, please don’t come across our southern border!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 12, 2017

trudeau diversitySo Mr. Diversity is Beautiful, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is now worried about his southern border after he put out the “Welcome” sign with his big talk about how wonderful Canada is compared to the mean country run by a mean President—the US.

This event made me laugh, but there are a few things in the report about last week’s visit by “icon” Ahmed Hussen to Minnesota that I need to mention.

Here is the story at the Star Tribune.

By the way, I tweeted it when I first read it and it was popular on twitter (I’m trying to a better job with twitter and even if you aren’t on twitter yourself, you can see my tweets in the right hand sidebar of RRW).  I am @RefugeeWatcher.

Star Tribune:

Canada’s immigration minister, Ahmed Hussen, arrived in Minnesota just days after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand for now new travel restrictions for eight countries, including Somalia — the land a teenage Hussen fled with his family.

But even as he has come to symbolize for some the divergent immigration philosophies on either side of the U.S.-Canada border, Hussen shuns criticism of the Trump administration’s approach. In fact, he was in the Twin Cities this week in part to discourage a spike in asylum-seekers crossing into Canada this year that has tested the country’s famously welcoming attitude.

“We are huge fans of immigration, but we want people to immigrate through the regular channels,” he said.

Here is the first point I want to mention, this “regular channels” bit!

There is no regular channel for someone who is in the US illegally, possibly after failing an asylum bid, and who will soon be on one of those ICE deportation planes back to Africa.

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The “icon” Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen with supporters, family?

So who is Hussen kidding! Anyone who was smart enough to break into the US knows his only out is to take his (or her) chances by breaking into Canada.

There is no line for them to join to fill out legal paperwork.

In a speech at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Hussen touted Canada’s measured approach, including a gradual increase in immigration planned over the next three years. [Their “measured approach” follows a free-for-all Syrian airlift to Canada that has the country now in an uproar (not enough jobs and too much welfare!)—ed].

He met with resettlement agency staff and other advocates, plugging a unique Canadian program in which private citizens and churches sponsor some refugees. Members of the local Somali community, where he enjoys rock star status, threw him a welcoming reception in Minneapolis.

“He is an icon,” said Mohamed Ahmed, a local community leader and Bush Foundation fellow. “People see him as an example of what is possible in the West.”

[….]

A recent rise in illegal border crossings into Canada has triggered pushback from conservative politicians there and concerns from border communities such as the Manitoba city of Emerson, unsettled and overwhelmed by the arrivals. In Manitoba, many of those arrivals have been Somalis who had unsuccessfully applied for asylum in the United States. Now, Hussen and some Canadian lawmakers are reaching out to immigrant communities to highlight that border crossers undergo rigorous screening and face deportation if their asylum claims fall short.

“We don’t want people uprooting their lives based on false information,” Hussen said. “Crossing the border irregularly is not a free ticket to Canada.”

Ahmed said word in the local Somali community remains that Canada offers a much gentler welcome to those arriving at its border with asylum claims. He spoke of a friend, a permanent resident who faced deportation after a criminal conviction, who crossed into Canada this year. Though he doesn’t know yet if he will be granted asylum, the friend reports receiving subsidized housing and free legal help, Ahmed said. [Sounds more like encouragement to come to Canada than discouragement to me!—ed]

[….]

Hussen also praised a Canadian refugee resettlement system in which, alongside the government’s program, private citizens and organizations commit to supporting refugees for a year. The country has found these refugees do better easing into Canadian life. Hussen said the United Kingdom and several Latin American countries are modeling new programs on the Canadian approach, though he hasn’t yet fielded inquiries from the United States.

More here.

I must set the record straight on this idea—-Canada’s private sponsorship program. I read a lot about Canada that I don’t post on and I can tell you their private sponsorship has had all sorts of problems recently.

Now, you are going to hear more about it here in the US because that Washington, DC Open Borders think tank—the Cato Institute—has been pushing this idea too. Cato is libertarian (I guess!) and has become the darling of the refugee industry which uses it to suggest that even ‘Rightwingers’ want refugee resettlement.

I would be all for a private sponsorship program for refugee resettlement if all of the middlemen contractors were given the boot and private groups and churches would take full responsibility for a family of refugees for a year or more—no federal or state taxpayer funding!  All charity would be privately donated time and money until the family was on its feet. Such a program would be naturally self-limiting in terms of numbers of refugees that private sponsors could manage.

But that is not what Cato has proposed, they want a system like Canada’s—both a private system and a government-funded and controlled system working side by side.  I talked to one of their people on this and was told they hoped that eventually the publicly funded program would be phased out and the private system put in place.

No it won’t!

There will be two systems with greater capacity for ever greater numbers of refugees!

If there was any will in Washington, Congress could trash the present system and install a private one. As I said, if there was any will!

See my Canada category here where over 200 posts are archived including a bunch about the exodus of American illegal aliens to Canada (some were leaving under Obama so don’t fall for the meme that it is all about that meany President Trump).

Addendum: I meant to throw this link in about how the wailing is underway in Minnesota as refugee numbers drop there due to Donald Trump’s slowdown of the refugee flow to America.

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Canada: Trying to deport thousands, but home countries won’t take them back

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 22, 2017

Although the story is headlined….

Canada Attempts To Deport Illegal Somali Immigrants

….the article makes the case that the Canadian government is not naming those countries, but obviously someone is naming the countries as we see in the headline and the last paragraph!

The United States is listed as one country not willing to take back its ‘citizens’ (probably for very good reasons!) who fled to Canada! 

From Shabelle News (a Mogadishu, Somalia news outfit):

Canada’s attempts to send up to 1,000 foreigners who are here illegally back to their home countries are being stymied by nations refusing to take them back, officials said Monday.

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Somali ‘refugee’ Abdulahi Hasan Sharif fled to “welcoming” Canada and is one the US doesn’t want back! He is all yours Justine!  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-attacks-abdulahi-sharif-hasan-attempted-murder-border-crossing-united-states-1.4330527

International and domestic laws in most countries require governments to allow their own citizens entry.

“But some countries are refusing to provide travel documents to their citizens or are just outright refusing to take them back,” Scott Bardsley, spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, told AFP.

[….]

According to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the current backlog of foreign nationals facing deportation from Canada tops 15,000.

[….]

The removal list includes rejected refugee claimants and persons deemed inadmissible because of a criminal background or because they pose a national security threat.

[….]

China, India, the United States, Nigeria, Haiti, Pakistan, Mexico, Somalia, Cuba and Jamaica are the top countries of origin on Canada’s deportation list.

Go here for my Canada category.

Posted in Canada, Changing the way we live, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, Who is going where | Tagged: , , | 10 Comments »

Canadian meatpacker wants a piece of Montana too!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 16, 2017

“Having this in my backyard ruins everything about why we moved out here in the first place.” 

(Stacy Hermiller a neighbor to the proposed site)

In my previous post I told you about the Trump Administration deal with China to supply Montana beef to China.  To facilitate the deal, a Chinese company will build a huge feedlot and slaughter plant in the state—to hell with destroying the environment and disrupting the cultural make-up of Montana with migrant/refugee labor!

Now, we see that a Canadian company is one step ahead of the Chinese and trying to get its piece of Montana too!

From the Great Falls Tribune (hat tip: Caroline):

A prominent Albertan livestock production and animal nutrition corporation filed an application within Cascade County to develop Montana’s largest slaughterhouse and meat processing plant on the outskirts of Great Falls.

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In a highly controversial move, Obama’s US State Department opened a refugee office in Missoula two years ago. Learn about the controversy here:  https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/?s=Missoula+Montana

If approved and constructed as described within a Special Use Permit (SUP) application filed with the Cascade County Planning Division, the proposed “Madison Food Park” complex could employ up to 3,000 people, exporting thousands of tons of meat to consumer markets throughout North America.

“The scope and scale of the proposed Madison Food Park (MFP) property and project will include, when complete, a state-of-the-art, robotically controlled, environmentally friendly, multi-species food processing plant for cattle, pigs and chickens and the related further processing facilities for beef, pork and poultry,” a Friesen Foods response to the special use application states.

[….]

Pie-in-the-sky” proposals for mass employment generating business enterprises are not uncommon, with varying degrees of reliability, but the prospects for the development of a Madison Food Park seem fairly reliable. [There is no doubt that they will be importing laborers—ed]

The Friesen family of businesses have been operating in Alberta for the past two decades. From a livestock production enterprise, the corporation has expanded to include meat processing and animal nutrition divisions.

 

Not mentioned in that article or this subsequent one ,where citizens are voicing concerns about their neighborhood near Great Falls, is the impact on the community from cheap migrant labor.

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Worried neighbors concerned about environmental impact need also to ask—who is going to supply the thousands of workers needed?

Just ask any town that has seen what BIG MEAT, BIG CHICKEN OR BIG YOGURT has done, and is doing, to break up community cohesiveness. See Amarillo, TX, St. Cloud, MN, Greeley and Ft. Morgan, CO and Twin Falls, ID to name just a few. (Search RRW for each of those cities.)

Did all of these globalist food companies get together at Davos and listen to Mr. Chobani Yogurt? Hire more refugees!

Open a food processing company in America and the US State Department, at taxpayers’ expense, will provide you with cheap and compliant refugee labor and others with worker visas (and eventually the R’s will cave and grant amnesty to additional migrants)! American taxpayers will educate their kids and supplement their wages with healthcare/welfare/food stamps etc.  When citizens complain, get the do-gooders to call them racists and haters.  What a business model!

According to this story at Montana Public Radio, there isn’t enough beef being produced in Montana to justify this big plant, so how does that jive with the subsequent Chinese deal?  Will they be competing? Photo above is from Montana Public Radio.

By the way, the tiny town of Nickerson, Nebraska killed a plan  last year to open a chicken processing plant there. The citizens were concerned about the impact on the environment, but also raised the issue of refugee labor overrunning the town. 

See my complete archive on how Meatpackers are changing America, one town at a time!  My Montana archive is ever-growing, here.

And, don’t miss Canada planning to welcome a million migrants to the country over next couple of years, so why don’t they keep their polluting meat plant on their side of the border? All those low-skilled refugees (the new younger replacement Canadians!) will need some place to work!

Posted in Canada, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Community destabilization, Legal immigration and jobs, Pockets of Resistance, Refugee Resettlement Program, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , | 3 Comments »

Canadian Libs too funny! Want to persuade asylum seekers from US to stay away

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 10, 2017

Calling it “irregular migration,” Canadian members of Parliament are coming to the US to try to stem the flow of US excess aliens from moving north into Canada.

The funny part (besides the fact that they can’t even use the word “illegal”) is that it was only a few days ago we reported that Canada was boosting dramatically its immigration numbers over the next three years because Canadians were getting just too old! Why don’t these Haitians fit the bill?

LOL! on that point did you see that Poland is taking a different route to change their demographic make-up with a campaign to their own Polish people called “breed like rabbits!”

Back to Canada where apparently Canadians of European ethnicity don’t want to breed like rabbits and others don’t want illegal aliens crossing their southern border ‘irregularly’ either.  Check out one of the MPs coming to America to try to turn back the flow!

 

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Haitian-born Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg will be travelling to New York next week to try to persuade other Haitians to not come to Canada.  Why can’t these new Haitians be part of  welcoming Canada’s one million by 2020!

 

From CBC News:

Members of Parliament are planning trips to the U.S. in the coming weeks to try to stem a potential new flow of asylum seekers to Canada.

Haitians who have been living in the U.S. under temporary protected status since the 2010 earthquake are facing potential deportation in the new year unless the U.S. Department of Homeland Security renews their status by Nov. 22, which it is not expected to do.

“We don’t know what the U.S. will do to remove those people so we are doing messaging and using social media,” said Emmanuel Dubourg, Liberal member of Parliament for the Bourassa riding in Quebec.

Dubourg said he and two other MPs will be going to the U.S. in the next two weeks to try to dissuade asylum seekers from Haiti, Africa, Central America and elsewhere from trying their luck in Canada in the same way that thousands of others have in the past year: by walking across the U.S.-Canada border at unofficial crossing points and applying for asylum once they get to Canada.

The RCMP has intercepted more than 15,000 asylum seekers crossing illegally between official ports of entry since January, the bulk of them in Quebec during the months of July through September.

“The main reason is to tell them we have a robust immigration law and that they should use the right channels to come to Canada instead of crossing in between the borders,” Dubourg said of his planned trip.

More here for your second (rabbits were first) laugh of the day!  Another Canadian MP making the trip is from Argentina.

I’m sure the Haitians know very well that the “robust” immigration law in Canada is anything but “robust” and fast enough for them.

BTW, do you think the Open Borders Libs make a point of trying to get the word “robust” inserted in to everything they say, or are they just so accustomed to parroting each other that it flows from their lips without thought.

To learn more about Temporary Protected Status (a robust temporary refugee program that is anything but temporary) by clicking here.

Posted in Canada, Changing the way we live, Colonization, Haiti, Immigration fraud, Laugh of the day!, Other Immigration, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 6 Comments »

Canada falling for the aging population scam, will admit 1 million immigrants by 2020

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 5, 2017

The idea that in order for growth (why is that a good thing?) to continue, an aging population in western countries must be replaced by younger, mostly Muslim migrants, is what has destroyed France, Germany, Belgium etc.

 

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Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s first Somali immigration minister with the boy wonder.

 

Now Canada is falling for it. 

Does anyone really think that the migrants from the Middle East and Africa are going to work hard, pay taxes, and lovingly pay to care for us in nursing homes in the west in a couple of decades?  I don’t.

You probably saw the news already.  It is from last week.

From CBC News:

Canada will welcome nearly one million immigrants over the next three years, according to the multi-year strategy tabled by the Liberal government today in what it calls “the most ambitious immigration levels in recent history.”

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The number of economic migrants, family reunifications and refugees will climb to 310,000 in 2018, up from 300,000 this year. That number will rise to 330,000 in 2019 then 340,000 in 2020.

The targets for economic migrants, refugees and family members was tabled in the House of Commons Wednesday afternoon.

Hussen said the new targets will bring Canada’s immigration to nearly one per cent of the population by 2020, which will help offset an aging demographic. He called it a historic and responsible plan and “the most ambitious” in recent history.

“Our government believes that newcomers play a vital role in our society,” Hussen said. “Five million Canadians are set to retire by 2035 and we have fewer people working to support seniors and retirees.”

So they think that there will be enough workers to support Canadian citizen seniors and the new impoverished migrants on welfare too!

Continue reading here.

Trump migration…..

If they are looking for so many immigrants why has Trudeau been squawking about all those ‘refugees’ flooding in to Canada from the US.  Don’t they count toward the 300,000 for 2017?

See my Canada category here.  What happens when Canada is overloaded?  You guessed it, there will be migration southward!

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Canada: Somali refugee terrorist in custody

Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 3, 2017

“We know that Canada’s strength comes from our diversity!”

(Prime Minister Trudeau)

Lost in the horrific news from Nevada, is this story from Canada where another Somali refugee (a known wolf!) uses a car and a knife to ‘thank’ the country that ‘welcomed’ him and gave him shelter.

(See Somali slasher story from Ohio, here)

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Abdulahi Hasan Sharif tells Canadians what he thinks about their generous “welcome!”

I’ve reported previously that there are breakthroughs coming in the media—CNN actually used the word REFUGEE in a crawler this morning regarding this case.  I know you are probably thinking, so what is the big deal?  Ten years ago the word would be Somali “man” or Somali “immigrant” as the R-word was rarely, if ever, mentioned.

From The Star:

Police and politicians urged Canadians to be vigilant, but called for calm and unity in the wake of a terrorist attack in Edmonton that injured five and led to the arrest of a 30-year-old suspect who had previously been investigated for espousing extremist views.

It is the second major terrorist attack in Canada this year, following January’s shooting at a mosque in Quebec City that killed six and injured 19.

CBC News identified the Edmonton suspect on Sunday as Abdulahi Hasan Sharif. Police and federal officials would only confirm that the man in custody is a 30-year-old refugee from Somalia and had been interviewed by the RCMP’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Team in 2015. But RCMP Assistant Commissioner Marlin Degrand said there had been insufficient evidence to charge him or issue a peace bond at the time and he was not considered a national security threat.

Justin Trudeau:

“We cannot — and will not — let violent extremism take root in our communities. We know that Canada’s strength comes from our diversity, and we will not be cowed by those who seek to divide us or promote fear,” he said.

See my complete Canada category by clicking here. If you don’t know, Canada has a huge Somali population.

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Trudeau’s ticking time bomb: Trump immigration policy

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 27, 2017

“Canada is presented as the best way out of this complicated situation”

Abdullah Kiatamba, executive director of African Immigrant Services (MN)

 

This story is more along the lines of what we reported here two days ago.

I was delighted to learn that the Trump Administration is seriously considering letting Temporary Protected Status lapse for countries other than Haiti.

Readers should know that TPS is a farce.

Once granted, the US simply continues to extend it and extend it—Salvadorans, for example, have had the right to live and work here for decades as TPS would be renewed every couple of years (no matter who was in the White House!).

But, things have changed and those “temporary” legal (and some illegal) migrants are now eyeing Canada! 

And there, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made ‘welcoming the stranger’ a primary hallmark of his leadership.

So, here they come!

From the Winnepeg Free Press (emphasis is mine):

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The Libs are worried! The 2019 federal election will be here before you know it! Trudeau said Canada loves diversity so come on up! And, thousands are taking his word for it.

OTTAWA — Manitoba could face hundreds more African asylum seekers crossing from the United States as that country winds down a temporary-stay program. It’s unclear whether Ottawa is doing anything to stem the flow.

“Canada is presented as the best way out of this complicated situation,” Abdullah Kiatamba, executive director of African Immigrant Services — a Minnesota-based non-profit organization — said.

Since 1990, the U.S. has granted temporary protected status (TPS) to citizens of countries people can’t return to due to war, pandemic or natural disasters. In recent years, the U.S. has offered citizens of 13 countries short-term work permits and shielded them — unless they have criminal convictions — from deportation due to problems in their home countries.

But the U.S. seems to be winding that program down.

Meanwhile, thousands of people are crossing irregularly into Canada. They avoid border stations that can send them back to the U.S. and instead wander into Canada through fields — something that would be normally be illegal, but is allowed under international law for people claiming asylum.

[….]

“A good number of people have said that Canada is one option, perhaps the best option,” Kiatamba said, adding he knows about 10 people who have crossed into Manitoba.

[….]

Earlier this week, Reuters news service reported unnamed government sources said the Liberals are worried about an onslaught of Central Americans claiming asylum next fall if the U.S. drops them off the TPS list.

The report did not say which provinces the government would expect people to enter and claim asylum.

It claimed Ottawa is particularly worried about an uptick in arrivals a year before the 2019 federal election.

I bet it is! Hey, we could call it Trump’s revenge!

Continue reading here.  There is a good discussion about various temporary ‘refugees’ from TPS-designated countries and when we (the US) might cut them loose.

See my Canada category here.

I’ve written about TPS over the years, go here to learn more.  One time when George W. Bush extended TPS for Salvadorans I found an article about why he did that—it was about remittances and how Salvadorans in the US send money “home” and thus prop up the economy there with dollars lost to the US economy.

Posted in Africa, Asylum seekers, Canada, Community destabilization, Haiti, Immigration fraud, So what did they expect?, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 4 Comments »

Too funny! Now Trudeau tones down his welcome to refugees!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 25, 2017

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We are so cool and so smart!

I thought I was done posting for the day (see previous 3 posts), but could not resist this ‘oopsy’ moment!

He wanted to stick it to Trump! And, earn an ‘attaboy’ from his hero—Obama!

From the UK Telegraph (and lots and lots of other media sources):

Justin Trudeau has sought to tone down the warm welcome he promised to migrants, after arrivals at the Canadian border hit 250 a day, leaving immigration officials struggling to cope with the influx.

The Canadian prime minister tweeted shortly after President Donald Trump announced the halt of the US refugee programme that Canada would still be a haven.

“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada,” he said.

 

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They are all yours Justin, all yours!

Much more here.

Three quarters of a million likes! Three quarters of a million people on twitter who don’t know squat!

HA! HA! HA!

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Syrians struggling with basic needs in Edmonton, Canada

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 22, 2017

In his zeal to show what a caring humanitarian he is, the boy prime minister of Canada literally airlifted tens of thousands of Syrians to Canada in the year after being elected.

His reckless impulse is now resulting in story after story about how the Syrians are not faring well.

From CBCNews (emphasis mine):

More than a year after arriving on Canadian soil, thousands of Syrian refugees are still struggling to make ends meet and provide for their families.

Alberta welcomed nearly over 5,100 refugees between Nov. 26, 2015 and March 2017, with 2,100 settling in Edmonton.

A report prepared by city staff and presented to the community and public services committee Monday shows the biggest challenges are in health, housing and employment.  [So what else is there besides those three biggies?—ed]

“It’s just the demand is so high,” Ricki Justice, with the Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, told the committee.

Justice said refugees dealing with complex trauma from the Syrian war are having a tough time accessing psychological services.

“Six-week wait times to see a counsellor,” she said.

Catholic Social Services, a group responsible for settling the government-assisted refugees in Alberta, has held a series of forums since the first refugees arrived last year. In May 2017, it compiled the information delivered in the report.

Lots of children per family—demography will be the death of Canada (after Europe):

The province came out with an affordable housing strategy earlier in the summer and Huque hopes some of it will address the need for larger units for bigger families.

“I don’t think it was expected the sizes of some of these families,” he said. “Six, seven, eight people are just not going to fit into a two- or three-bedroom unit.”

He said moving to a bigger place is beyond many refugees’ means. They end up relying on food banks and other charities.

More here.

See my Canada category here.

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