Canada must toughen up our immigration and refugee system to keep Canadians safe.
A disturbing new report from Vice News reveals that Edmonton terror attack suspect Abdulahi Hasan Sharif had been ordered deported from the United States back to Somalia in 2011. Here’s part of the Vice report:
“On July 15, 2011, U.S. border agents transferred Sharif to ICE custody. He was then held in an immigration jail in San Diego, California. On September 22, 2011, an immigration judge ordered Sharif to be removed back to Somalia.”
Additionally, “An official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told VICE News that, to their knowledge, this Sharif is “the same person” alleged to have perpetrated the Edmonton attack over the weekend. Homeland Security spells Sharif’s name slightly different than the man arrested in Edmonton over the weekend: Abdullahi, instead of Abdulahi; and Hassan, instead of Hasan.”
This means Sharif was in the U.S. illegally, and common sense would dictate that he should never have been allowed in Canada. Unfortunately, he was allowed into Canada in 2012, and according to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, achieved refugee status. He was then investigated in 2015 for making extremist and even “genocidal” statements that showed him to have an ideology consistent with Islamist terrorism.
Canada must toughen our immigration and refugee system
Hasan entered Canada under the Harper government, showing that border security and the refugee and immigration system was already too weak back then. Clearly, we need far better information-sharing (Canadian officials should have known Sharif was supposed to have been deported from the U.S.), border agents need far more resources, and there must be zero tolerance for illegal border crossings. Entering our country should be seen as a privilege, not a right.
Yet, even though the system was clearly not tough enough under Harper, Trudeau has made it far weaker, and thus has put Canadians at even greater potential risk. We are now at the point where Canada is seen as a place where anyone can just cross illegally and skip ahead in line to get taxpayer money. That seems to be just how Trudeau wants it, since it lets him virtue-signal on the world stage and look like a hero to his globalist buddies.
Canadians must demand that political leaders of all stripes set aside virtue-signalling and political correctness, and demand that the safety and security of Canadians is finally taken seriously. We must remain a welcoming nation, but that welcome must be on our terms, and we must know exactly who is coming into our country.
The elites want to hide their many failures behind political correctness, deception, and manipulation. We need to push back and spread the truth.
That’s why I write.
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