Mr. Harper insisted the visa obligation for Mexicans will remain in place until Canada's refugee system is fixed, calling on opposition parties to join his party in reforming Canada's refugee system to discourage bogus claimants.
“The visas will stay as long as the problem exists,” he said.
“Parliament should be seized with this issue [and] I hope our Parliament will take advantage of the attention that's been brought on this issue to deal with this problem,” Mr. Harper said.
“Because we have many legitimate refugee claimants … but we are spending an enormous amount of money on bogus refugee claims in a system that encourages those claims. And this can't continue this way.”
Mexico had grown to become the biggest source of refugee claimants in Canada, with claims nearly tripling since 2005 to 9,500 in 2008.
It's well-known that the Liberal governments of the past are responsible for a faulty, ineffective immigration/refugee system.
Now the Leftist Opposition must do its job and support the Government's legislation to fix the broken refugee laws.
But I predict they won't. 'Cause I know those guys. They'd rather play petty poopheaded partisan politics than do the right thing. They'll probably oppose the legislation on the phony grounds that it's "discriminatory" or "racist", failing to note that the Mexican government's own immigration policies are far more strict than Canada's and America's.
Besides, how can a Mexican be a refugee? I mean, they're coming from Mexico and America. How can they be refugees from those countries? It's not like Mexico and America are such mean-spirited regime-run countries as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Commie China or North Korea, are they? Really. Think about it. What's the worst they'd face if returned to America/Mexico? If they've done nothing wrong, they've nothing to worry about. And if they've done something wrong, then they should face proper trial in either country in which they did the wrong. Canada isn't required or obliged to take in wanted people accused of wrongdoing in countries that respect human rights.