Thursday, March 31, 2016

Canada backtracks on backpedaling on refugees

Apparently there was much soiling of shorts in the offices of the Hon. John McCallum, Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (in that order) when news leaked out of the Canuck government's quiet wind-down of its ill-conceived and ill-received plan to bring in more 1000s of Muslim "refugees". See "Canuck government backpedals on admitting Syrian refugees", WWW 26/3/16.

Not wanting to be seen to be caving to the likes of Marine Le Pen, or -- heaven forbid -- listening to Canadian public opinion, Mr. McCallum announced today that his department will now process all applications for Syrians received as of March 31st, with an eye towards welcoming another 10,000 to Canada by the end of this year or early 2017. "We can’t go on to infinity, but we are doing the best we can to meet the demand," he told Canadian Press, speaking from Germany where he is studying Angela Merkel's successful policies of Willkommenskultur.

Mr. McCallum said the government remains committed to refugees, but has to manage the system in a responsible way. He said the increased number of Syrians will see this year’s admissions jump even higher than the maximum 18,000 privately sponsored refugees Canada had intended to accept. However, the roughly 10,000 applications for Syrians that will now be processed will not count against the global cap on applications, which means that Canada won't accept any fewer "refugees" from places like Afghanistan, Sudan, Libya, Morocco, etc etc ad nauseam.

Mr. McCallum also said his department will do its best to ensure processing the Syrian cases won’t mean further delays for refugees from "elsewhere". Only European Christians will be required to wait at the back of the line.

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