Fredericton was also the location where a Muslim migrant was reported to have sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl at her first high school dance. Concern about this is not motivated by some personal animus against Muslims, as advocates for the indiscriminate welcome of refugees have long suggested. The crisis in Europe should be a lesson learned; Canada and the U.S. should not have to go through the same bitter experience. Vetting refugees is a requirement for protecting the public; refugees should be vetted for their willingness to integrate and accept Western societal norms. The mass sexual assault of infidel girls and a Muslim man having a sexual emergency are just a small part of what we have seen from asylum seekers in Europe; how much more of this must free societies accept?
It was also announced this week that the Montreal mayor was pushing hard for Montreal to become a “sanctuary city,” posing a heightened risk, since Quebec has become a “flashpoint for asylum seekers” — unvetted — who are now streaming into Canada from the U.S. because of fears of being deported by President Trump. In January alone, 452 asylum seekers showed up at the Quebec border, a reported 230% increase from the previous year.
“Fredericton open to becoming a ‘sanctuary city’ for asylum seekers: Mayor”, by Heide Pearson and Jeremy Keefe , Global News, February 22, 2017:
The mayor of Fredericton, New Brunswick is considering declaring his city a “sanctuary city,” meaning the doors would be open to those seeking refuge in Canada.
“What it theoretically means is we’re an open city for any refugee, undocumented refugee that hasn’t got citizenship status,” Mayor Mike O’Brien said Wednesday.
Despite O’Brien insisting it’s “more sensible” that the entire province be declared a “sanctuary province,” and that the burden might be too much for a city on its own, the premier’s office declined Global News’ requests for comment on the possibility.
“Health is a provincial responsibility, education is a provincial responsibility so we can’t guarantee even if we said it as a municipality that we can provide those type of services that would need them,” O’Brien said.
The number of refugee claimants that illegally crossed into the province from the United States increased significantly last year, according to numbers from the Canadian Border Services Agency.
There were 23 refugee claimants at the border in 2016, which accounts for more than the four previous years combined.
The situation is increasing at an alarming rate in provinces across Canada, as immigrants in the U.S. seek refuge in the country.
Quebec and Manitoba have been the most popular crossing points, with dozens making the trek into those provinces by foot across the borders.
“If they present themselves where Canadian Border Services is located, they’ll be turned back to the U.S., so they’re crossing at places where there aren’t established border crossings,” New Brunswick Multicultural Association executive director Alex LeBlanc said.
“People are at a very real risk of deportation, and so risking literally life and limb to cross the border into Canada, for many, is a safer prospect than being deported to a country where they may face persecution or unsafe, inhospitable environments.”
Declaring itself a sanctuary city means Fredericton will welcome any asylum seeker without persecution, even if they are an illegal immigrant.
According to the Multicultural Association, the city welcomed more Syrian refugees per capita than any other Canadian city, and because of that, O’Brien says he’s welcome to helping more in need.
It’s a big job, O’Brien admits, and would require a lot of details to be ironed out, including whether police would be told they can’t inform immigration officials should they detain an illegal immigrant….