Has Toronto Gone Mad?
(Toronto) City Hall’s vote Thursday night to reaffirm Toronto’s status of “sanctuary city” further legitimizes a section of society that has chosen to live outside it.
Men and women who are euphemistically called “undocumented migrants” will continue to enjoy access to city services, underwritten by you, the taxpayer, without fear of their status being revealed to authorities. You know, those pesky authorities called border enforcement agents at street level and the Federal Department of Immigration at the national level. The very people whose job it is to ensure that those (foreigners) living in Canada are doing so because they are legally entitled to, rather than choosing to because the weather suits their clothes. Or their whim, their fancy or because it is all just too hard to return home (their own countries) and enter through the proper channels, like hundreds of thousands of legal migrants do every year. [Report Illegal Immigrants] Just why City Hall, with all the other manifest problems on its plate, has chosen to challenge Ottawa in this way … is uncertain.
Still, that’s what happens when you have the politics of personal vanity trumping the natural rule of law.
If it feels good and panders to a vocal minority, then just do it, regardless that it also untethered to the facts.
“Canada is an open and generous country,” Jason Kenney (Minister of Immigration) said. “All we ask is you respect our law … or go back to your country.
“If you want to (legally) come to Canada , get in the same line as everyone else. Make a regular visa application.” Kenney touched on a fact often disregarded by those who would ignore the law and welcome every illegal immigrant who expressed a desire to tap into the full range of Toronto’s generous city services. “Legal immigrants to Canada have very little tolerance of those who cut the queue and cheat the system.” >Full Report
Bill Whittle from the U.S. has a few words from his side of the border.