Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sri Lanka situation desperate ...
On a related note, a ship with what might be 76 Tamil men aboard, was intercepted before illegally landing on Canada's west coast. The government is crowing about 'not being an easy target for illegal arrivals' and 'being tough on these queue jumpers' blah blah blah. While we don't want economic migrants or other illegal immigrants arriving this way, here is a NOTE TO MINISTER:
Refugees with a well-founded fear of persecution are not queue jumpers and don't have the opportunity to immigrate as others. They arrive illegally sometimes because they are fleeing for safety. International laws protect them.
Will now check out the petition.
Susan, I have friends who have been there too and I think it's suffering the trauma of a long war now. And once again, the women and kids are taking the brunt. May they find all the peace and justice they should have... soon.
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