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CFIRC BREAK NEWS! AUGUST 14, 1999 – DAY 3 – MORE THAN SOVEREIGNTY UNDER ATTACK – TAKE OUR IMMIGRATION POLL! GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS! http://canadafirst.net/cgi-bin/poll/robpoll.cgi?start Ironically, on this day, a century ago (August 14, 1900) an international force entered Beijing to put an end to the atrocities being committed against Western victims of the Boxer Rebellion — determined to purge China of “Foreign Devils” by any means necessary. Happily for today’s China, that’s all down the memory hole. All residual blame accrues to us for “permitting” a Chinese Head Tax or Asian Exclusion League to ever exist. Questions like: which came first, the chicken or the egg? are too complex for a people trained to enjoy the sophisticated stylings of the Jerry Springer Show. ____________________________________________________

U.S. plans to boot “boat people” Savannah, Georgia – Responding to a tip, US officials boarded the Cypriot-registered Prince Nicolas yesterday and found 132 (51 under age 18) Chinese illegals in a holding tank behind a hatch that had been bolted from the inside and welded shut. “They will be interviewed by immigration authorities who plan to -DEPORT- them.” (CBC Newsworld, Sat Aug 14, 1999) .. Next time, head for the nearest doormat! _____
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No, Not Australia Today – “ADELAIDE, Australia (Reuters) – Spokeswoman for Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock confirmed the 140 [illegal immigrants] were Iraqis and said two Indonesian crewmen from the boat had been arrested for people smuggling. ‘They will be prosecuted by the Department of Public Prosecutions in either Darwin or Perth in the supreme court,’ she told Reuters. People smuggling carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a $130,000 fine. … Australia announced in June additional funding to boost coastal surveillance, after more than 600 people had been caught trying to enter the country by sea, compared with 200 for the whole of 1998.” __
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Everybody’s favourite doormat! Canada “Another ship carrying 100 undocumented Chinese immigrants possibly headed for Canada has been intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Pacific Ocean near the Mariana Islands, south of Japan. The passengers aboard the 300-tonne cargo vessel told the U.S. Coast Guard their destination is Vancouver.” (National Post, August 14, 1999) and there’s more … “Another mystery ship appears headed toward Canada — this time destined for the East Coast, and it may be carrying scores of Chinese ‘criminals,’ according to Canadian immigration and intelligence sources.

A fishing ship left Lithuania several days ago, the sources say, and at last report was located in the North Atlantic, slowly making its way to either Canada or the United States. … ‘It looks like the ship is overflowing with Chinese criminals,’ an intelligence official told the Globe and Mail yesterday. … A vessel carrying Chinese stowaways arrives in Savannah, Ga., from Lithuania yesterday.” (Globe and Mail, Saturday August 14, 1999) Now it’s Tibetans Toronto – “On Friday 40 Tibetans simply showed up at a downtown shelter and claimed to be refugees. One would-be refugee told CBC News he came to Canada because ‘you’ll be accepted.’ How did they get here? They simply crossed the border from the United States. [Heartwarmingly] they had all the right paperwork thanks to an American refugee agency. … According to Immigration Canada, 53 Tibetans crossed into Canada from the United States in the month of July. In the last two weeks 123 more came across. One reason given by some of the Tibetans for the sudden influx is that they’ve heard a rumour Canada is planning to toughen its immigration policy in the fall.” (CBC NEWSWORLD, Fri Aug 13 22:37:07 1999) __
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“a hundred more refugees does not mean the sky is falling.” Pat Martin, NDP immigration critic (National Post, Friday August 13, 1999) gee, thanks ____
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“I’ve noticed that media have reported extensively that there is another ship under surveillance. I would like to say that CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) and its partners are not aware of any other smuggling ship in Pacific waters at this time.” Jim Redmond of Citizenship and Immigration (CBC Newsworld Sat Aug 14, 1999) okay Jim – can we hold you to that? ____
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But what about those people dumped on our West Coast? Of the first batch (last month’s) 37 of the 123 are still in detention. 20 because they appear (even to the immigration dept) to be part of the smuggling operation and 17 because no one has any idea who they are (although – believe it or not – Chinese nationals are actually issued with identification). Of the 86 who were released, 56 have migrated on to Vancouver. There are 19 adults still in Victoria, and 11 youths under the care of the provincial govt. ________
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As for the latest vanguard of the invasion: they’re busy getting settled in, deloused, and more than likely receiving instruction from interpretors and peer counsellors on the finer points of pulling the wool over rheumy and dithering Canadian eyes …

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Refugee Status 101 – WEAPONS ARE A BAD IDEA. CANADIANS WILL DO WHAT YOU WANT WITHOUT FRIGHTENING THEM DON’T COMPLAIN TOO MUCH ABOUT THE FOOD. CANADIANS THINK THEIR FOOD IS EDIBLE THE CHILDREN WERE A CORKING IDEA. TRY TO POSE THEM a.) PLAYING, OR b.) LOOKING SAD EMPHASIZE TERRIBLE CONDITIONS BACK HOME/ON BOARD – THEY’LL FORGET YOU’RE AN ILLEGAL AT LEAST PRETEND TO BE GRATEFUL, WAVE A FLAG. CANADIANS ARE TENDER HEARTED AND STUPID DON’T MENTION THAT YOU’RE ONLY HERE FOR THE MONEY – ECONOMIC OPPORTUNISTS DON’T SELL DON’T MENTION ANY CONNECTION WITH ORGANIZED CRIME – JUST PRETEND TO BE A “VICTIM” ______
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Whatever happened to “the will of the people”? The Question of the Day on Shaw Cable Network’s Broadcast News Channel yesterday asked whether the latest boatload should be deported WITHOUT a hearing? of over 1,100 callers: 93% said YES; 7% said NO YOU CAN STILL TAKE CANOE.COM’S ON LINE POLL: http://www.canoe.com/CNEWS/poll.html “Should Immigration Canada grant refugee status to illegal immigrants landing by boat in B.C.?” of about 700 voters: 8% said YES; 92% said NO TAKE OUR IMMIGRATION POLL! GIVE US YOUR THOUGHTS! http://canadafirst.net/cgi-bin/poll/robpoll.cgi?start THE CHINESE COMMUNITY WANTS THEM SENT BACK. INDIANS PROTESTED THEIR ARRIVAL AT PORT HARDY. THE POOR ARE RIOTING IN THE STREETS. EVEN SOME IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ARE SAYING THAT CANADA CAN-SO SEND THEM BACK. – ANY QUESTIONS? WHAT’S YOUR OPINION? (CHECK ONE) OTTAWA a.) – DOES NOT KNOW [_] b.) – DOES NOT CARE [_] WHAT NON/TRIAD NON/TONG VOTERS THINK

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Well, Ottawa? The federal government must help B.C. pay the “astonishing” $5.5-million bill to take care of the two boatloads of migrants who recently landed here, a B.C. cabinet minister said Friday. Moe Sihota, minister of social development and economic security, said the law requires provincial taxpayers to carry the entire cost of feeding, housing and clothing illegal migrants during the 36 months that it typically takes the federal government to process refugee claimants. “I am struck by the depth of anger that my constituents feel about this,” he said. “They feel the traditional compassion of Canadians is being taken advantage of by people who are trying to sneak into the country.” In addition to taking responsibility for the two recent boatloads of migrants, Sihota said, B.C. has 1,902 other refugee claimants — whom B.C. taxpayers provide with $613 a month each to live on, not including medical and childcare costs. … Sihota said the existing refugee claimants will cost B.C. taxpayers a total of $41 million over the three-year refugee process. … … “Right now, B.C. taxpayers are forced to pay 100 per cent of the costs of taking care of refugees,” Sihota said, “but they have no say over the process.”

A member of SUCCESS, the immigration agency that is taking the lead role in helping the claimants in Vancouver, said there is a backlash even in the Chinese community about the migrants. “We really want to emphasize that we don’t condone the illegal means of entering the country,” said Herman Kan, the organization’s vice-chair of public affairs. “We did a survey and 90 per cent of the people we talked to said they do not condone this kind of activity. (Vancouver Sun, Saturday August 14, 1999) Emotions are running high down at Canoe.Com’s On Line discussion too – listen .. Anyone who doesn’t agree to allow people from Asia and Africa into Canada is an evil Nazi racist. All countries that are LUCKY (not skillful) enough to be wealthy gained their wealth on the backs of Asia and Africa. Asians and Africans must therefore be automatically granted rights to go wherever in the world that they wish. Canadians must make room for any Asians and Africans that want to come to Canada, and they have no right whatsoever to complain. Any Canadian who complains should be immediately imprisoned for life, because they are EVIL NAZI RACISTS. AT: http://interact.canoe.ca/cgi-bin/speakeasy/message/53

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The Native View “As the migrants were led from a ship and packed on to school buses for their journey south to CFB Esquimalt. Four native women wore placards stating: Feed our People First and Save Canadians First. ‘They’ve got to come in like everybody else, not illegally,’ said Lorna White, a member of the Kwakiulth First Nation. Added Eliza Brotche: ‘They come in and bring all their big-time drug dealers with them.'” (Times Colonist, Victoria, Fri 13 Aug 1999) -=-=-=-=-=-=-=- When do WE renegotiate treaties and/or claim refugee status? Symbols of Old Europe like the Swastika, Thor’s Lightning Bolt, the Cross, the Confederate Flag, the Sun Wheel, and the Celtic Cross had better move over – there’s a new kid on the (chopping) block. The latest addition to the catalogue of “hate symbols in America” is the Shamrock. _________
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The Boston Housing Authority yesterday clarified its diversity policy after Mayor Thomas M. Menino raised questions about reports that the BHA equated one of the city’s most familiar emblems, the shamrock, with hate symbols such as the swastika. ”There’s no directive by the BHA to take down shamrocks, and the BHA is not equating shamrocks with other symbols that were discussed in the diversity training such as swastikas or Confederate flags,” BHA director Sandra B. Henriquez wrote in a statement. City Council President James M. Kelly accused the BHA of fomenting anti-Irish bias after hearing reports that the agency, in its diversity seminars, described the shamrock as a symbol of intolerance that leads to violence. Some residents in BHA housing developments, particularly those in South Boston and Charlestown, hang shamrock flags – a symbol of pride for Irish Americans – from their windows. Kelly said he believed the diversity seminars were ”a course in hating white Irish-Catholics and heads should roll over there.” Kelly said he was particularly concerned that the BHA was singling out ”the people of South Boston and Charlestown and if that is not the case, they should take some corrective action in their thinking and their policy.” Lydia Agro, a spokeswoman for the BHA, said Kelly’s allegation that the agency linked the shamrock with hatred was untrue and that the dispute had been blown out of proportion. ”The training gives people an opportunity to tell other people the importance of symbols to them and what they mean culturally,” Agro said.

The controversy erupted several weeks ago when South Boston Tribune columnist John Ciccone wrote that the BHA was asking residents in housing developments to take down shamrocks. The story appeared again in The Sunday Tribune, a Dublin newspaper. Yesterday, Kelly, state Representative Martin J. Walsh, a Boston Democrat, and community leaders denounced the reported BHA policy. ”I find it insulting, and I’m sure people of other cultures should also be insulted with that,” Walsh said. Agro says the misunderstanding occurred after housing development residents from across the city were asked at seminars to fill out a questionnaire listing symbols they found offensive right after a discussion about swastikas and Confederate flags. In the survey, some residents cited the shamrock and Puerto Rican flags as such symbols. In the discussion that followed, residents talked about stereotypes and then went on to describe their own culture and religion as a way to promote greater understanding. ”The training was to ask residents to consider each other’s feelings,” said Robin Bavaro, a spokeswoman for the mayor.

”If amongst themselves a neighbor said, `It bothers me’ and their neighbor says they’ll take down a flag, it’s their business.” ”But for clarification,” she added,”shamrocks are allowed and that discussion was never intended to be expanded to include shamrocks and the Puerto Rican flag.” The diversity training was intended to defuse racial and ethnic tensions. BHA employees are required to attend the seminars while tenants can go voluntarily. The hope, Agro said, is that residents who attend the classes can help teach others how to get along better with their neighbors. The BHA has often been criticized for its handling of racial problems in the city’s housing developments. Last week, the agency settled a lawsuit for $1.5 million with several minority families who claim the housing authority disregarded complaints that they were harassed and assaulted. The BHA also has come under fire from some white families who believe the agency unfairly evicted white residents or their children for allegedly harassing minority residents. The agency’s clarification on its diversity training will be distributed to housing development residents, BHA employees and city councilors, agency officials said. (The Boston Globe, By Kera Ritter, Globe Staff, 08/03/99)

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Pressure, pressure, and more pressure … Confederate flag flap triggers boycott of South Carolina August 13, 1999 Web posted at: 8:05 p.m. EDT (0005 GMT) From Correspondent Brian Cabell COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) — Despite years of controversy and criticism, the Confederate battle flag still flies over South Carolina’s capitol in Columbia. No other Southern state still flies that flag over its statehouse, and the NAACP says enough is enough. It has called for an economic boycott of the Palmetto State. “We know that economic sanctions work, and we’re going to continue for whatever length of time it takes to make it happen,” says James Gallman, NAACP state chairman. … … A similar boycott against Arizona in 1987, when the state’s governor canceled the Martin Luther King holiday, cost its economy an estimated $300 million. Another boycott was launched against Colorado in 1992, after state voters passed a referendum nullifying local ordinances protecting gays and lesbians from housing and job discrimination. The dollar loss was estimated at $100 million. You can vote in the CNN poll regarding the Confederate Flag: http://www.cnn.com/US/9908/13/south.carolina.flag/ 

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But please – protest our own invasion! CBC Newsworld On Line Read comments and add yours http://www.cbcnews.cbc.ca/news/indepth/smuggle_letters.html __________________
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Immigration Canada’s Legislative Review web-site (see bottom of page) Ask to be added to mailing list – an informed public is harder to exclude http://cicnet.ci.gc.ca/english/about/policy/legrev_e.html __________________
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CONTACT YOUR MP! If you don’t know who your MP is – go to: http://canada.gc.ca/directories/mp_direct_e.html Caplan.E@parl.gc.ca Elinor Caplan (Lib. Thornhill, Ontario) phone: (613) 992-0253 fax: (613) 992-0887 Immigration Minister Elinor Caplan said she deplored the smuggling of humans, adding that she may change Canada’s laws to prevent such activities.

INSIST ON IT! Martin.K@parl.gc.ca Keith Martin (Ref. Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca, BC) phone: (613) 996-2625 fax: (613) 996-9779 Reform MP Keith Martin is drawing up a private member’s bill to reform the Immigration Act. Lunn.G@parl.gc.ca Gary Lunn (Ref. Saanich-Gulf Islands) phone: (613) 996-1119 fax: (613) 996-0850 Reform MP Gary Lunn launched a petition Tuesday calling for changes to the Immigration Act. “Until the immigration laws dealing with refugee claimants are seriously revised to prevent such blatant abuses of the system, Canada will continue to be a dumping ground for the human smuggling industry,” said Lunn. Benoit.L@parl.gc.ca Leon Benoit (Ref. Lakeland, Alberta) phone: (613) 992-4171 fax: (613) 996-9011 Reform immigration critic Leon Benoit accused the Liberals of doing nothing to stop a dangerous practice. “We need to send a strong message to the world that Canada is not going to put up with illegal immigration,” he said in a statement. Benoit said refugee claimants entering Canada under suspicious circumstances should be detained until their identification is verified, or until they have a hearing.

Deportation orders for rejected refugees should be issued immediately, he added.

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CFIRC goes 3,000 miles to protest against Illegial Immigration in British Columbia! Read the whole story and find out the truth about the silent invasion going on in BC!

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