GUNTER: Liberals to facilitate immigration to Canada

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The Trudeau Liberals plan to eliminate almost every reason the immigration department uses to exclude applicants, the Toronto sun has learned.


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The Trudeau administration’s goal since 2020 has been to increase the influx of immigrants and refugees from Canada by nearly a third to 400,000 a year.

How they plan to achieve this high level is outlined in an internal preliminary document sent to immigration and refugee judges, documents that have been shared exclusively with the Sun.

In an email sent to staff and judges on September 20, Richard Wex, appointed by the Liberals as chairman and chief executive officer of the Canada Immigration and Refugee Board, laid out a massive expansion of the reasons immigrants can enter and stay in Canada.

Under the new guidelines, contained in a document marked “Draft” and covered by the attorney-client privilege, civil service officials conducting an initial assessment of immigration and refugee applications, as well as immigration and refugee judges Hearing appeals from officers’ decisions, they are instructed to accept any applicant who has an “intersectional” claim.


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Intersectionality is defined as two or more of “race, religion, indigeneity, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, age, sexual orientation, culture, disability or immigration status”, that “impact the lived experience of discrimination, marginalization or oppression of an individual “.

Applicants will no longer have to prove, for example, that they face torture or death if they are forced to return to their home countries. Nor will they have to meet the UN definition of “refugee”.

Now, if they simply claim that they have been discriminated against or persecuted for being poor and old, or indigenous and having political views attacked by the strongman of some developing country, then the liberals come.

One of the main tasks of immigration officers and judges is to determine if a plaintiff is telling the truth.


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The Trudeau Liberals have you covered too.

President Wex instructs his staff and judges to remember that trauma, whether physical or emotional, can cause people to misremember information or incidents. Therefore, if applicants provide evidence that turns out to be false, it may not be because they are lying.

Rather, they may be remembering poorly due to persistent stress caused by trauma. Don’t exclude them.

Staff and adjudicators are instructed to give applicants the benefit of the doubt. Unless the officer or judge involved has incontrovertible proof that the applicant is lying, the applicant must be admitted. Your discrimination claims must be accepted by default and your request approved.


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Their falsehoods may simply be the side effect of some traumatic experience that is impeding the applicant’s ability to provide evidence that would benefit them.

Wex describes a traumatic event as one that provokes “intense feelings of fear, terror, helplessness, hopelessness, and despair” that is perceived “as a threat to the person’s survival.”

Adjudicators must employ “a ‘do no harm’ approach” during hearings, to lead with “compassion, cultural humility, and patience to avoid retraumatization” of an applicant.

These new rules make the examination of refugee claims useless.

The adjudicators, essentially, must now say yes to everyone who reaches Canadian soil and claims (they do not prove, they simply claim) that they are victims of two more of a wide range of abuses, some invisible and minor.


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Already, 22 out of just over 300 adjudicators already admit 100% of the plaintiffs who appear before them. (The average acceptance rate across the country is about 70%.)

Accepting 100% of claims is an incredibly high rate, unless these 22 judges deliberately seek to admit each and every one. Most of the 22 are named Liberals. Now it would appear that they are going to be models for all the other adjudicators.

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Plaintiffs, on average, wait two years for their cases to be heard. During that time, taxpayers pay for their medical, dental, and even internet services. Sometimes your shelter and food too.

And now there is almost no possibility that they will be sent out of Canada because what applicant and their immigration attorney will not be able to think of some “interconnectedness” of discrimination or “trauma”, or both?

This is how the Liberals aim to convert about 300,000 immigrants a year into 400,000 almost overnight.

Just ditch all the rules and voila, a newcomer boom.

How long do you think it will take for word to spread around the world that Canada, which is already one of the countries most open to immigration, is removing all barriers and opening the doors wide?



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