Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Should raids on illegal immigrants be reality television?

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is taking the side of reality television in a tense battle over highly-public raids on Canadian immigrants.
The federal government has been criticized for allowing a television crew to go along with Canada Border Services Agency officers as they executed raids on illegal immigrants.
"It is important to remember that illegal immigrants cost law-abiding Canadian taxpayers tens of millions of dollars per year and it costs our constituents thousands of jobs," Toews said.
"We expect the CBSA to enforce Canada's immigration laws by removing individuals who take advantage of Canada's generous immigration system by jumping the queue."
In response, thousands of people have signed a petition to have the series taken off the air.

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