This is from The Toronto Star.
Protesters prevent move to deport man
250 join pre-dawn rally at Sikh temple in B.C. to back failed refugee claimant disabled by stroke
Jan 10, 2008 04:30 AM
Western Canada Bureau Chief
Vancouver–Hundreds of supporters of a paralyzed man, ordered deported to India, blocked Canadian Border Services Agency officers yesterday from entering a Sikh temple where the man is holed up.
Laibar Singh, 48, who became a quadriplegic after suffering a stroke and an aneurysm while in Canada illegally, sought sanctuary in Surrey's Guru Nanak Temple last month.
He was ordered removed last June after his refugee claim failed.
"It was their (border agency officers') intention to collect him at 4:30 this morning," said Zool Suleman, Singh's lawyer. "They understand now there is a strong community will for him not to be removed."
The Canadian government must deport Laibar Sihgh because of the illegal actions of these Sikh "protesters". If it backs down it will send a clear message to every ethnic community in Canada who wishes to harbour illegal immigrants that these illegal actions work. It will leave Canada even more vulnerable to immigration abuse schemes that Laibar Singh tried to do. It also effectively cripples the enforcement of our immigration laws causing Canada to lose even more control of its borders.
Last month, about 2,000 supporters stopped a taxi carrying Singh and forced the rerouting of traffic at the Vancouver International Airport when officials tried to place him on a flight to India.
Singh, a widower who has four children in India, arrived in Canada in 2003 using forged documents. He then sought refugee status.
Immigration adjudicators ruled that Singh, who found work as a labourer in Canada, did not face danger of physical harm, as he claimed he would, if forced to return to India. He has been in the Surrey temple since Dec. 15.
What disappoints me the most about this is that the Sikhs in B.C. - these alleged "Canadians" - are willing supporters of Laibar Singh's illegal behaviour. If they were true law abiding Canadians then why are they acting this way? If they were loyal to Canada then they would not support someone like Laibar Singh who made it quite clear by his actions that he intended to defraud Canada. They shouldn't tolerate people like this whether he is Sikh or not and neither should any Canada
This was a great opportunity for Canadians Sikhs to show their respect and loyalty to Canada but they threw it away because what is really at the root of all of this is race. You do not see Sikhs coming to the defense of deported Colombians or Tamils. Racial minorities in Canada are just as race conscious as anyone else and perhaps even more so than the white majority. Every Sikh in this country - be it legal or illegal - is one more to tip the ethnic balance in their favour, to swell the numbers so that they can wrestle away political and economic power from the host population. That's why minority groups in Canada support mass immigration. It is a mechanism for the continued influx of their people. That's why it is tantamount to colonization.
Sikhs in Vancouver obstruct Canadian immigration laws. Foil attempt to deport failed Sikh refugee claimant.
Deport Laibar Singh Now!
Immigration fraud alert: Indian (Sikh) immigrants seek to exploit/abuse Canadian visa office