Tamil ship escorted into B.C. waters by Canadian Navy
The M.V. Sun Sea, along with their cargo of illegal Tamil migrants has been met by the Canadian Navy off the coast of British Columbia, soon to be setting port in Esquimalt. Canada has been tracking the Sun Sea since last April, plenty of time to prevent the Sun Sea from making it's way to Canada.
The Federal Government on the other hand with furrowed brow and pensive gazes had expressed concern last April over the Sun Sea making it's way to Canada, and stated we are monitoring this situation (M.V. Sun Sea) very closely. Perhaps leaving Canadians with the impression that something positive would be done and the Canadian Government would act swiftly to prevent a repeat last years 76 Illegal Tamil refugees entering Canadian waters would come to fruition. Alas, inaction speaks louder than words.
Media reports the Tamils whose annual wage is less than $500 a year have paid an average of $40,000 per man, woman and child. Certainly a princely sum most Canadians can only dream of having socked away.
Many Canadians certainly dispute charges that Canadian Tamil organizations which state time and time again that Tamils are just poor refugees, yet when hearing from previous Tamil refugees who state the cost to get out of Sri Lanka is $40,000 dollars per man, woman and child makes economic refugee charge more believable.
Rumours of Tamil Tigers aboard is yet to be seen, yet certainly a possibility when it comes to the Captain of the M.V. Sun Sea. Will the Captain face human smuggling charges, be jailed or deported?
The previous Captain who piloted a cargo of 76 Tamils last year seems to have disappeared off the radar, whereabouts unknown in Canada. So again Canada shows it's mettle to the world and it's inability to do anything when it comes to crime, terrorism and punishment.
Arrival of the M.V. Sun Sea is expected this evening or early Friday morning.
With the acceptance of more Tamils, will this be a wake up call for Canadians as the third world watches with baited breath as many will now know the easiest fast track to Canada, is not months of paperwork at home and countless interviews, when all they need is a Captain and a ship.
Reports now estimate the Tamil refugees to be at 500 Tamils, versus earlier reports of 200. The illegal Tamil refugees once processed are to be housed in two prisons in Maple Ridge, though initial reports that the prisons would be able to accept 200 Tamil migrants, it is unclear if these prisons, already overcrowded can accept 500 of these illegal Tamil migrants.
Large tents have been set up at CFB Esquimalt ahead of the expected arrival of the Sun Sea to process the 500 illegal migrants, once processed, the migrants will undergo health assessments and care at the Victoria General Hospital who are preparing for the influx by reopening the 7th floor patient care ward and the old emergency department according to a Vancouver Island Health Authority memo.
One immediate concern is that many of the Tamils have TB, an incurable disease in which transference by the infected persons sputum can infect others. Another issue is the possibility of the new superbug NDM-1 superbug (bacteria) in which 140 reported cases were discovered in India.
Canada has always been a choice target for Tamil migrants: says Ottawa's former High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Martin Collacott.
"Tamil migrants are making the choice to come to Canada because it is seen as "the easiest mark in the world" for prospective refugees of any background, says Ottawa's former High Commissioner to Sri Lanka".
Martin Collacott further states “Canada is a generous and giving country, which tends to accept many more refugees than its Western world counterparts.”
"We accept about 50 per cent of people who manage to reach our soil and make refugee claims. The average for other countries is around 15 per cent, so your chances of getting accepted in Canada are much greater," Collacott told CTV's Canada AM from Vancouver on Thursday morning.
"And even if you're turned down, the chances are we won't be able to remove you. We remove a few, but we've had people who have been turned down 20 years ago, but are still appealing."
"Refugees are given state-funded lawyers, welfare and health care, which leaves the Canadian system as "the Rolls Royce of claiming refugee status," Collacott said".
Third world countries flourish with self styled immigration consultants who blatantly advertise in media the best way to get into Canada.
Though Canadians show outrage over those who circumvent our immigration laws, Canada, having signed the UN Convention on Refugees, has a legal obligation to take in and care for anyone who, having set foot on Canadian soil, applies for refugee status. The process can take years.
The costs per refugees (courtesy of the Canadian taxpayer) can cost anywhere from $40,000 to $100,000 dollars plus, especially if an appeal is launched by the unsuccessful applicants.
Certainly a goldmine for the lawyers who will be standing on the shores waiting to offer their services, bought and paid for by the Canadian taxpayer.
While it is said the majority of Tamils will settle in Toronto where the majority of Tamil currently reside, social housing is already bursting at the seams where applicants for Toronto social housing can wait up to 10 years for social housing.
Homelessness in Canada is at an all time high, and accepting those from third world countries just exacerbates exponentially a growing problem on the backs of municipalities forced to do more with little resources, with little or no financial help from federal coffers, resulting on Canadian taxpayers to give generously and do without for themselves.
Canadian politicians have never had the political will to stop the tide of illegal migrants, regardless of which political party is in power and the world knows this.
Many Canadians are outraged that while social programs are being cut, jobs and health care being in jeopardy that Canada continues to accept those from other countries can ill afford to care for.
To date media, both televised and hard copy are presently asking Canadians their opinion on Canadians being a soft touch, with the polls currently showing the majority shouting enough is enough.
Christmas comes early for Toronto Lawyers who know the in and outs of the Canadian immigration system and how to make a killing are known to smell a cash for life payday for years to come, are reported in the media to be already enroute to Vancouver to assist the illegal migrants
Who needs Lotto Max, when you are a lawyer with 500 illegal migrants with a process and refugee appeals price per head at up to a $100,000 per migrant, courtesy of the unlimited money the Canadian taxpayer will provide.