Thursday, August 12, 2010

Canada's Latest Illegal Immigrant Problem

Well, things are getting interesting out there. Either that or I have been ignoring the news cycle for awhile. Take your pick. Anyway, back to the subject at hand. A ship landed in Victoria harbour the other day with a bonus load of Tamil "refugees". Apparently they are fleeing the country of Sri Lanka after they lost their civil war. That's right, they are coming to Canada which has, apparently, the largest population of Tamils outside of Sri Lanka.

Here's the news story from the National Post, as a warning to Canada.

Ship heading to B.C. with Tamil refugees is just the beginning: expert

David Carrigg and Susan Lazaruk, Postmedia News · Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010

VANCOUVER — Up to 500 Tamil refugees are expected to arrive in British Columbia waters within the next few days. And an international expert fears more may be on the way.

Canadian Tamil Congress spokeswoman Manjula Selvarajah said those on board the MV Sun Sea are fleeing Sri Lanka after the end of a war of independence between the Tamil Tigers army and the Sri Lankan government.

The Tamil Tigers are considered a terrorist organization by Canada and its members are banned from entering the country.

“We know from authorities there are possibly 200 people, including women and children, onboard. We’re preparing for them this weekend,” Ms. Selvarajah said.

Rohan Gunaratna, who heads the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism in Singapore, said there were Tamil Tiger leaders among the group that arrived on the Ocean Lady and even more onboard the MV Sun Sea.

“The ship carries not just refugees, but is staffed by a Tamil Tiger crew,” said Mr. Gunaratna, who has studied the Tamil Tigers and their 25-year war, since 1984. The Tamils lost their fight for an independent homeland in Sri Lanka’s north in May 2009.

“Canadian laws are exceptionally weak when it comes to terrorism. Canada’s response to the Ocean Lady determined the MVSun Sea’s voyage because it was a weak response,” said Mr. Gunaratna, adding sources have told him there are two more ships carrying a mix of Tamil Tigers and refugees coming to B.C.

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We have an immigration problem here in Canada. These queue jumpers get in, get housing, sometimes welfare, and a leisurely period to have their claim processed. It's been happening more and more often. The immigration policies of the Liberal governments is starting to come back and haunt us. In fact it took a Conservative government to label the LTTE, Tamil Tigers, a terrorist organization.

Then there was the incident last year where the Toronto Tamils staged a huge protest that shut down the Gardener Expressway. Why do they come here? Well we are a soft touch apparently. Personally I think that any ships carrying large numbers of refugees like this should be shipped back. I know it sounds wrong, even to me. Where do we draw the line? I have known a few political refugees in my time. Most of them were legitimate. I think part of the issue is that these people run here, and get handed everything on a silver platter.

Part of the process is the Immigration Hearings. Why do they take so long to get heard and resolved? I think that this is something that the Conservative government should take an extremely close look on and attempt to fix.

Oh and for grins and giggles, read the comments. Rather illuminating.

1 comment:

    and read
    The Effects of Mass Immigration on Canadian Living Standards and Society
    by the Fraser Institute