200 Tamil Invaders Set To Plague British Columbia

200 Tamil Invaders Set To Plague British Columbia

New postby CelticSicilian on Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:24 am

200 Tamil Invaders Set To Plague British Columbia


METRO VANCOUVER — Two prisons in Maple Ridge have been prepared to receive an estimated 200 Tamil migrants expected to reach B.C. waters any day.

But the Canadian Tamil Congress and a Tamil man who migrated to B.C. by boat in 2009 are urging the public not to label those on board the ship as anything other than asylum-seeking refugees.

Lisa Monette, spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, said Tuesday that her office is responding to “press reports suggesting that a vessel has departed South East Asian waters” for British Columbia, but said she could not comment on either the boat’s location or the government’s plan with respect to such “illegal migrant-smuggling ships.”

Meanwhile, Maple Ridge district spokesman John Leeburn said Tuesday that wardens at Fraser Regional Corrections Centre and Alouette Correctional Centre for Women were told last week to prepare to receive Tamil migrants thought to be aboard the MV Sun Sea, the Sri Lankan ship reportedly headed for the B.C. coast.

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Re: 200 Tamil Invaders Set To Plague British Columbia

New postby wh77 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:24 am

Big-hearted of them, but now that 200 places in prisons are being taken up, what of actual criminals? Guess they can't make as many arrests now that they've got guests. Lovely.
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