A bulletin from Immigration Watch Canada says it better than I ever can. Here are some highlights:
(1) First of all, Laibar Singh came to Canada on a forged passport in 2003. Some real refugees have to resort to this tactic, but it has been determined that Mr. Singh is not a real refugee. Furthermore, Mr. Singh has demonstrated that he is not trustworthy. He has violated a deportation order before. To be blunt, like many other fraudulent refugee claimants, he almost certainly intended to be the proverbial "foot in the door". He had three children under twenty-one years old in India and undoubtedly intended to bring them here. And, as in almost all previous cases, Mr. Singh's children would, not long after their arrival, have tried to sponsor as many relatives as they could.
(4) The expenses do not end there. According to The Vancouver Sun, "The CBSA (Canadian Border Services Agency) has booked Fox Flight, a medical services company, to fly Singh to India with medical personnel. The flight, which follows the original deportation arrangements, is expected to cost $68,700, IRB spokeswoman Melissa Anderson said. Anderson said the CBSA is also on the hook for a large bill for the original deportation flight, which was cancelled after Singh went into sanctuary." So, his total medical-related expenses come close to $600,000. Add legal costs and the real total is probably close to $750,000.
Similarly, the legal framework that surrounds Canada's immigration and refugee system cannot be a giant job creation project for Canada's immigration lawyers, consultants and advocates. Yet their bullying, intimidation and litigation of the federal government has resulted in the creation of a huge set of regulations, all of which are designed to drag out the refugee and immigration process for their benefit. The result has been that Canada's immigration industry has created virtual sinecures for themselves. This is virtual life-long employment at Canadian tax-payers' expense.
The immigration and refugee mess has to be cleaned up once and for all.
Our refugee system at work folks and some people know how to milk it. Incidentally it was six Guyanese Sikhs back in 1985 that made it possible for Laibar and others to defraud our refugee system and abuse Canadian hospitality. Because of a poorly chosen word in the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms the Singh decision came to be which essentially allows any person on Canadian soil all the rights and privileges as a Canadian citizen does except the right to vote. These rights also include tax payer medical care which the newcomer has not paid a dime into. It's a mess folks and it needs to be cleaned up. As Laibar, middle class Mexicans, Israelis, and Tamils have illustrated our refugee system has become another avenue for economic migrants to gain entry into Canada via lies, half truths, and deception. In practice it has little with protecting the truly persecuted.