I have been involved in immigration for 18 years — first as a senior provincial official, and more recently, through my own licensed business. The recent increase in asylum seekers coming across the border is causing significant concern for me, my staff and my clients.
The processing time for business immigrants has increased by about 30 per cent under the current Liberal government and is rising. The promised reduction in family-class processing times has not materialized in the slightest and there are seemingly endless delays.
Our practice has roughly 200 clients at any one time, comprising students, business immigrants, family-category and skilled workers. We have a business immigrant from Iran, who is now in his sixth year of waiting; we have Filipino parents who applied five years ago; we have a skilled worker — who is now in the fourth year of waiting. Private refugees regularly have to wait half a decade, but more often than not, they are not accepted at all. Where is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s compassion for these people?
The anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats are the most popular political party in the Nordic country, according to a new poll.
The YouGov poll showed nearly a quarter – 23.9 per cent – of people said they would vote for the party if an election were held now, meaning its support is at nearly double the level of what it was during 2014’s general election.
Results put the Sweden Democrats ahead of the Social Democrats, who form the larger part of a coalition government under Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and well ahead of the Moderates. Support for those parties has fallen by nine and eight points, respectively, since 2014, YouGov found.
After an elderly woman was raped and robbed on her way back from church in October, the trial started in Düsseldorf on Thursday of the 19-year-old suspect.
The Spanish-Moroccan man is accused of rape, bodily harm and theft, and faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty, the Rheinische Post reports.
The 90-year-old victim had just lit a candle in the St. Lambertus Church in the old town of Düsseldorf on October 2nd, when the young man confronted her and shouted “money, money!”, according to the prosecution.
But when the woman did not have any money with her, the 19-year-old dragged her into the courtyard where he pulled down her leggings and raped her, before strangling her and pulling at her hair.
Zoltán Kovács, official spokesman for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, has responded to accusations of wrongdoing by “ivory tower” editors at The New York Times by saying that they “just don’t get” the European migrant crisis.
The newspaper’s editorial board claimed that Prime Minister Orbán was “playing the European Union for a patsy” on 13 March, urging the bloc’s central authorities to take action against his government.
“Never believe anything until it has been officially denied,” people use to say in days of the Soviet Union. Today, the same seems to be true for the European Union’s migrant policy. When German Chancellor Angela Merkel engineered the EU-Turkey deal on migrants, it was widely described by the European politicians and the media as a “breakthrough”. Merkel and other EU leaders agreed on offering a down payment of €3 billion to the regime of Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in return for its promises to “stem migrant flows”.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been warned public support is being “destroyed” by the fact her government has so far failed to deport half a million rejected asylum seekers.
Hans-Peter Friedrich, an MP for the Bavarian Christian Social Union, Mrs. Merkel’s sister party, said the German people were losing confidence in the government because so many asylum seekers were able to “dance around the state”.
Meanwhile, Rainer Wendt, head of the federal police trade union, warned: “There is a deportation prevention industry, which must be changed urgently.”
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale appears to have gone off his political rocker when it comes to dealing with asylum seekers from the U.S. crossing our border illegally.
Hyper-sensitive to criticism that the Trudeau government is doing nothing to secure Canada’s borders, Goodale told CTV’s Question Period Sunday: “I guess what the Conservatives are saying is maybe we should line up the RCMP at the border, they should all link arms and shoo people away, or maybe [use] fire hoses or whatever, to keep people from crossing at the border.”