Canada: Immigration minister seeks to “massively ramp up” refugee intake

Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, a Somali refugee himself, “says he would like to see Canada welcome more refugees than it currently accepts and believes more of them should be able to enter through economic immigration programs.”

Hussen and the Liberal government have embraced open-door immigration policies, and they don’t disguise their intentions. In order to let as many refugees in as possible, with no thought to national security, nor for the future economic well-being of all Canadians, Hussen has found a “way to dramatically increase those levels.” He’s aiming to “open up economic immigration streams to refugees in addition to humanitarian programs.”

This has been a longtime goal of Hussen, who expressed plans to “lead the charge” last year on the UN’s global migration plan.

Canada accepted 28,100 refugees for permanent resettlement in 2018 — the highest number among all countries that resettled refugees from temporary locations abroad. This year, that number is projected to rise to 29,950. It does not include asylum-seekers who land in Canada and gain protected status here.

When Conservatives expressed concern about illegals swarming into the country, Hussen “took exception” to the term “illegals,” as he believes that anyone and everyone has a right to enter Canada without questions being asked. If anyone dares to ask questions, including taxpayers who are expected to foot the bill and face whatever threats that may enter Canada’s open doors, Hussen brands him or her a fearmonger.

“Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he wants Canada to accept more refugees as economic immigrants,” Canadian Press, June 20, 2019:

OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he would like to see Canada welcome more refugees than it currently accepts and believes more of them should be able to enter through economic immigration programs.

Speaking to participants in a conference marking World Refugee Day on Thursday, Hussen acknowledged that Canada cannot resettle every refugee in the world. After all, a United Nations report issued this week estimated the number of refugees worldwide at nearly 26 million.

But as someone who arrived in Canada as a refugee himself, Hussen spoke with passion about the need for Canada to do more.

“My wish is that we continue to increase levels in our immigration system for refugees. I’m very open to saying that, and I will do whatever I can, in whatever position I am in, to continue to push for higher refugee numbers every single year.”

One way to dramatically increase those levels would be to open up economic immigration streams to refugees in addition to humanitarian programs, Hussen said.

One refugee has already arrived in Canada this way, thanks to a pilot program launched last year that aims to move skilled refugees in Kenya and the Middle East through economic streams like the provincial-nominee program.

Mohammed Hakmi was living in Lebanon after fleeing his home country of Syria before being recruited to work for a tech firm in Kitchener-Waterloo earlier this year. This happened thanks to the pilot program being run by Talent Beyond Boundaries, a non-government organization that has partnered with the UN Refugee Agency to match refugees with employers in Canada and Australia.

Hussen said he would like to “massively” ramp up this pilot as a way to bring more refugees to Canada….

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