A member of Miami to restrain irregular migrants

News 23 August, 2017
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    Emmanuel Dubourg, Member Of Parliament

    Matthew Payen

    Tuesday, 22 August, 2017 21:12

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    The mp in montreal which starts on Wednesday at the meeting of the haitian community in Miami, wants to go to correct the false information circulating on social networks.

    “I am sad to see people leaving everything behind to come to Canada, so that many of them will return to their countries if they do not prove that they are persecuted “, says Emmanuel Dubourg, liberal mp for Bourassa.

    Since early July, more than 8,000 migrants have been intercepted at the canadian border for having crossed irregularly by the rang Roxham, in the Montérégie region. Nearly 85 percent are of Haitian and flee from the land of Donald Trump, who threatens to remove their temporary visas.

    During the next three days, Mr. Dubourg follow the meetings with the community leaders, local elected officials, and will organise interviews with the media floridiens, French, English and creole.

    “My goal is to inform on how to get pass the immigration in Canada, and to correct false information circulating on social media,” said the mp. It is necessary that people understand the risks they incur by coming here by irregular channels. “


    It will be including in Little Haiti, a neighborhood of Miami, where Haitians are likely to live.

    “I want to understand the reason why all these people from,” he said. There are some who have left South America to come. “

    As a Haitian of origin, it was placed in the first place by the Trudeau government to carry his message. He sat on the interdepartmental committee created last week.

    It is this committee which entrusted the mandate to go to Miami.

    He himself came to the country with his parents, in 1974, at the age of 15 years, in the framework of a programme introduced by former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. This program had allowed the regularization of almost 40 000 immigrants.

    Even if he wants to curb the irregular migrants, Mr. Dubourg does not deny the welcoming image of Canada.

    “It is necessary that those who want to come to know that there are immigration programs,” he said. Canada welcomes each year 300 000 migrants in the framework of family reunification or permits for skilled workers. “