Why we can’t remove a foreign criminal

Sanity prevailed this week, as Chief Justice Paul S. Crampton of the Federal Court overturned earlier decisions to release a violent refugee back onto our streets.

The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) had, on at least seven previous occasions, ruled to release hardened criminal and Rwandan refugee Jacob Damiany Lunyamila, despite a long list of disturbing criminal convictions.

Lunyamila arrived in Canada — without documentation — in 1994, and was granted refugee status in 1996.

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  • ontario john

    Maybe the poor immigrant can get a job in Trudeau’s cabinet. He should at least get the Order of Canada for his contribution to diversity. And I see Trudeau is blowing money all over the world again. He has committed twenty million dollars to killing unborn babies around the planet. Don’t bother complaining to him, he is on another selfie tour.

  • Spatchcocked

    Otto Nupponen the “judge” who lets these bums walk is a piece of work…..who appoints these schmucks anyway….
    He’s Obamaesque in his indifference to the safety of the general public.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      Han on paska.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      He must be 3 bricks short of a load.

  • The word “undocumented” is extremely misleading and a misnomer in most cases. It is extremely rare today for anyone to be completely “undocumented”, unless it is deliberate. Even back in the ’80’s, when I worked with some of the poorest and illiterate refugees escaping civil war, it was rare to find anyone completely “undocumented”. I think you’d have to go back to the turn of the 19th Century for a widespread phenomenon like that among immigrants and refugees.

    For example, my father immigrated from Italy to Canada in the early 1900’s. Back in those days they called them “WOPs” — although considered a denigrating term today, the fact is “WOP” was simply an acronym for “WithOut Papers”. But even way back then I think my father at least had his Baptismal Certificate — he was never truly “undocumented”. And I doubt if any of these so-called “refugees” today are really undocumented — maybe they can’t get passports because their Governments are in chaos, but they will at least have some sort of local documentation.

    Unless they deliberately got rid of all their documents, or in the extremely rare circumstance that their homes took a direct hit from a bomb and absolutely everything inside was incinerated, including everybody’s wallets and purses. An extremely improbable circumstance, imo.

  • WalterBannon

    Toronto sun is unreadable. Its scroll bar does not scroll, only forwards you to spam site.

  • This is the same country where unelected judges make up new laws.

    What does one mean criminals cannot be deported?

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops

    The Immigration and Refugee board is clearly not fit for purpose. Probably stuffed with Muslims.

    • Canadian Born

      If our government is stuffed with Muslims, then the Immigration and Refugee board surely is. Shame on this government.