From the libtarded Ottawa Citizen, Thursday, Janualy 23, 2014, P.#A9:
MUSLIM GROUP TARGETED IN REFUGEE CRACKDOWN
i.e: “Dear Muslims: You are being targeted; now would be a good time to riot in Canada like you’ve never rioted before!”
-Your Liberal Enemedia Quisling Friends-
The federal government has dedicated more than $15 million over four years to stripping refugee status from those no longer deemed worthy of protection and planned to target members of the Muslim Brotherhood in particular.
According to a briefing note prepared for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney when he took on the portfolio last summer, the government planned to review the files of Egyptian nationals granted refugee status over their membership in the previously outlawed group “in light of the Arab spring.”
But by mid-July when Blaney took on the job, Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi had already been ousted from power and the group was later returned to its former status. HOW IS THAT A “BUT!”? DID THE TERRORISTS HERE SUDDENLY MAGICALLY STOP BEING TERRORISTS WHEN THEIR TERROR GROUP IN EGYPT WAS RE-CLASSIFIED AS A TERRORIST GROUP AGAIN, IDIOTS?!
While the government acknowledged at the time that “pursuing a cessation case solely on the grounds of changed country conditions would present legal risks,” it nonetheless planned to consider each file on a “case-by-case” basis — a task that was to be completed by the end of August.
It’s not clear if the government dropped the initiative when circumstances in Egypt changed, but the issue is raising questions about how the government might be applying status-stripping rules — rules that were “bolstered” by recent changes to the asylum system that allow for the automatic removal of permanent residency status if one’s refugee status is revoked.
WHY ON EARTH WOULD THE GOVERNMENT DROP THEIR RATIONAL ANTI-TERRORIST INITIATIVE TO STOP THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S TERRORIST MEMBERS FROM COMING HERE, JUST BECAUSE THE TERRORISTS GOT KICKED OUT OF POWER BACK HOME IN EGYPT?! WHAT SORT OF CRACKTARDED LIBERAL “LOGIC” COULD BE USED TO EVEN ASK SUCH AN INANE NON-QUESTION?! (LET’S FIND OUT!):
Sharry Aiken, an immigration law professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., recently raised concerns about the crackdown on refugees based on changing country conditions, noting the decision to target the Muslim Brotherhood — an idea first floated in May by then immigration minister Jason Kenney — was, in hindsight, a bit rash.
“There’s supposed to be a pretty high test for circumstances changing. It’s not just a new government or the end of the war. It’s supposed to be fundamental, lasting, durable changes,” she said. “Just because something has shifted overnight doesn’t mean that what you were afraid of yesterday is no longer a concern today.”
THAT’S RIGHT, SHARRY – CRIMINALS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF GETTING CAUGHT FOR THEIR CRIMES!
Bessma Momani, HEY SHE SOUNDS COMPLETELY NEUTRAL IN ALL THIS, TOO! (LOL – NOT)! a Middle East expert at the University of Waterloo, however, suggested the political situation in Egypt was relatively stable when the government started looking at the status of members of the Muslim Brotherhood. SURE, IF YOU DEFINE ‘STABILITY’ AS ‘THEOCRATIC TYRANNY!’ Today, she said, it’s far from it and not only members of the Muslim Brotherhood, but also Egyptian liberals, activists, journalists and other political opponents would likely have a case for seeking protection in Canada.
BUT LET’S JUST ASK OURSELVES THE MOST BASIC QUESITON FIRST: ARE EGYPTIAN LIBERALS CRIMINALS LIKE ALL THE OTHER KINDS OF LIBERALS IN THE WORLD?
Postmedia News recently reported that the Canada Border Services Agency had made stripping refugee status a priority and that it set a quota to refer 875 cessation/vacation cases to the Immigration and Refugee Board this year.
Refugee status can be ceased or vacated — in other words taken away — if an individual misrepresented facts in their application, if they were found to have returned to the country they claim was persecuting them or if the circumstances in their country of origin have changed.
The ministerial briefing note, however, suggests the agency had enough funding, $15.2 million, to initiate 1,512 cessation/vacation cases this year and 878 in “each fiscal year following.”
Figures obtained from the CBSA, however, suggest it’s far from meeting the quota, having referred just 120 applications to the IRB this fiscal year as of the end of December.
While cases are referred by the CBSA, they are ultimately adjudicated by independent, arm’s-length members of the IRB, a quasi-judicial body.
According to the briefing note, the CBSA is also scrutinizing the claims of 465 North Koreans who are believed to have obtained refugee status in Canada even though they already had status in South Korea.
THE PRINT VERSION ENDED HERE – “HOW STRANGE!”
“All of these individuals are believed to have misrepresented their status and the CBSA will pursue vacation of their refugee status if evidence of misrepresentation is found,” said the briefing note.
The government has already saved more than $600 million since it cracked down a year ago on countries believed responsible for thousands of bogus refugee claims, Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced Wednesday.
Alexander said asylum claims from so-called “safe” countries have dropped by 87 per cent ever since the government created a list of nations deemed to be unlikely producers of refugees. Claims from Hungary, a country that previously produced the largest number of asylum claims, are down 97 per cent, while U.S. claims are down by 80 per cent.
Average wait times for a hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board, he said, are now about two months instead of 20 months and “truly unsafe countries” like Afghanistan, Congo, Egypt, Somalia and Syria are now listed among the top source countries for asylum claims in Canada.
“Due to our government’s reforms we have achieved great results in making the refugee system work for refugees and Canadian taxpayers,” he said during a news conference in Toronto marking the one year anniversary of the new asylum system.
“Because the system is no longer bogged down by claimants simply looking to take advantage of our generosity, Canada is able to offer protection to these genuine refugees much more quickly.”
Part of the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act which became law in June 2012, the so-called Designated Country of Origin (DCO) list makes it more difficult for claimants from countries that respect human rights and offer state protection, to obtain refugee status. There are currently 37 countries on the list, including most European nations, the United States, Japan, Mexico, Israel, New Zealand and Australia.
Asylum seekers from these countries now have their cases expedited, those who are denied refugee status have no right to appeal to the new Refugee Appeal Division and they are deported more quickly — now within 23 days.
Critics, however, say the list is unfair, creates access to justice issues and that some countries labelled as “safe” — like Mexico and Hungary — are in fact not for some people, including ethnic Roma, a group the government has repeatedly condemned for abusing Canada’s asylum system.
The government estimates the changes will result in savings of $1.6 billion over five years.
More than 1,000 letters arrived over several weeks in late 2012 and early 2013 at the offices of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and several other Conservative MPs, the vast majority of them complaining that the government was not representing the balanced and fair-minded views of Canadian citizens on the divisive Middle East issue.
More than 80 per cent of the correspondence expressed clear opposition to the Conservative government’s own vocal attempts to block the Palestinian bid for greater recognition at the UN.
The letters, released recently under the Access to Information Act, emerge just as Harper and a large delegation of Conservative MPs, cabinet ministers and Canadian business, religious and cultural leaders prepare to wrap up a week-long visit to Israel and Jordan.
Some of the writers — their identities were excised before the documents were released — expressed shame and anger, while others described themselves as Tory voters who would be voting differently in 2015 because of their stand.
Many expressed embarrassment for their country on the world stage because of the Conservatives’ stance — notably Baird’s November 2012 speech to the UN General Assembly that passionately opposed the Palestinian bid.
THE PRINT VERSION ENDED HERE – AGAIN: “HOW STRANGE!”
In all, the pages contained more than 1,030 letters, with more than 830 expressing condemnation of the government’s Middle East policy. More than 180 wrote in support of the government. (REPETITIVE, MUCH?)!
In one January 2013 letter, a writer expressed dismay at “the unconditional support given to Israel by the prime minister and his party. I believe this stance contradicts the opinions of the vast majority of Canadians.” (AGAIN: REPETITIVE, MUCH?)!
Another noted, “I know that courting the Jewish vote is important to you. But the Palestinians have had a tough time in the last half-century. Couldn’t you be a little nicer to them?”
SURE – WE HAVE TO BE NICE AND QUIT PICKING ON THE FAKESTINIAN LIARS, DISPARATE GROUPS OF EXILED SYRIAN ARABS FROM JORDAN AND DISPLACED ARABS FROM EGYPT, WHO NEVER HAD A STATE FOR THE THOUSAND YEARS THEY EXISTED UNDER ISLAMIC RULE, NEVER HAD A KING, NO MONUMENTS, NO COINS, NO DISTINCT LANGUAGE – NO STATE AT ALL IN ANY WAY, BECAUSE AFTER ALL THEY ARE SWARTHY SUB-HUMAN INFEROIR SAVAGES WHO JUST CAN’T HELP OBEYING THEIR MURDEROUS ANIMAL INSTINCTS! THESE ARE ALL TYPICAL RACIST LIBERAL LINES, NOT CONSERVATIVE ONES!
Many criticized the Harper government for refusing to publicly denounce Israel for building illegal settlements on Palestinian territory — something the prime minister pointedly told reporters travelling to Israel with him this week that he had no intention of doing. MAYBE BECAUSE JUDEA IS NOT ‘PALESTINIAN’ TERRITORY?
Indeed, the settlement issue was mentioned repeatedly in the more than 1,360 pages of correspondence that was reviewed by The Canadian Press.
On the day of Baird’s speech, then-Alberta Conservative MP Ted Menzies, who retired late last year, forwarded a series of letters from an angry constituent that he had been corresponding with.
“I no longer consider myself a PC voter at the federal level,” the writer told Menzies. “I will not be voting PC next election!!!”