Judge wants review of file of criminal immigrant
Jul 19, 2007 04:30 AM
Mickie Roan Beckford has been described as a career criminal, a man who has been in and out of jail 20 times in the 20 years since he first came to Canada from his native Jamaica.
And now a Toronto judge wants immigration officials to review the file of the crack addict who refuses to work and hasn't taken any medical treatment after being diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Even though immigration officials ordered his deportation two years ago, Beckford, 41, remained in the country pending an appeal, and kept up his life of crime, committing another 17 offences.
In a nine-page judgment released earlier this month, the Ontario Court of Justice judge described Beckford as a habitual offender who got addicted to crack cocaine and turned to crime to pay for his habit after immigrating to Canada in the late 1980s to live with his mother and three sisters.
His mother and three sisters? Where's the father? Do I need to ask?
Read it all here.
The appeal system in this country is a joke. Blame immigration lawyers for that one. The system needs to be reformed pronto. And we can start by arresting all immigration from Jamaica.