Cap on refugee sponsorships means Syrians in Canada remain separated from family members

Two years after welcoming 48,000 Syrians into Canada, Ottawa is faced with the “echo effect” — a surge in demand to sponsor the resettled refugees’ family members.

  • Sharkibark

    Gosh whodathunkit?

    • Blacksmith

      Well, well, well your just raccissst!

    • Alain

      Went through much the same for my wife from Japan where we were married. Also had to prove she had a clean bill of health and no police record. To be honest we thought it all pretty normal and common sense until we started learning about this kind of rubbish: allowing them in without any of those requirements and even providing free housing, free health and dental care along with welfare.

      • Sharkibark

        Oh yes, I forgot about the medical and police check… expensive import my hubby was but worth every penny. 😉

      • A Hamilton Guy

        You weren’t a muzzie! They are so peaceful that any doubts you have are are racist.
        ps. Glad your wife got here! All the best.

  • Gary

    When Trudeau said he’d bring in 25,000 . I knew that each refugee brings in up to 14 relatives even if they aren’t related because there is MONEY in it and Liberal votes.
    Toronto has a crisis for homeless people the die on the street at a new high for deaths per year. But Justin told John Tory and other Mayors that there will be about $60 billion coming for the cities.

  • tom_billesley

    Only one wife? It’s an attack on islam.

    • John Boy

      Don’t worry, they usually use multiple IDs to claim benefits multiple times under various names.

      • Surele Surele

        there will be ‘aunts’ and ‘sisters’ and ‘nieces’

    • No there are 3 in the photo and a bacha boy.

  • Brett McS

    Is that Syrians or “Syrians”?

  • Muslim immigration, the gift that keeps on taking.

  • Exile1981

    Not like we all didn’t know they would use family re-unification rules to expand the 40k to 400k.

    • Blacksmith

      That is probably on the low side, since they are all inbred.

  • Liberal Progressive

    Don’t worry there is the public “official” policy and then there is the real policy.

    We Liberals aren’t racists so we won’t let the legal limits stop us from our plans.

    • Marvin

      Rules are for other people, not Liberals.

  • favill

    So, does that mean that the guy in the pic can’t bring in his other three wives and sixteen kids?

  • ismiselemeas

    Much like the Lebanese they’ll all be back in the Middle East with Canadian passports before the next Ramadamadingdong.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      Hopefully back to stay!

  • ontario john

    Sure let them all in! EVERYTHING IS FREE HERE!

  • Charlamange Rock

    Disappointed, Canada where is your compassion? Forget the petty much longer line ups at overcrowded hospitals (which may close soon because of new drug resistant diseases from refugees)! You must take the higher taxes as a percentage of the immigrants will never work, so smile at the new entitled class. Diversity, but not greater take home pay is Canada’s strength.

    • k1962

      Good one. I actually lol.

  • Jay Harper

    I’ll bet nobody saw that coming.

  • WalterBannon

    send them all back

  • k1962

    I guess they could always GO HOME.