Fuck you very much Congressman Hostettler. I too am concerned about Canada’s refugee and immigration policies – but my concern is different than yours. I grew up and went to school with refugees from Chile, from Guatemala, from Salvador, refugees who had to flee their countries to escape murderous regimes your government installed and/or supported. The only thing I am interested in hearing from you is an apology for the role America played in displacing these people.
These people came to Canada in fear of their lives. The only thing we (Canadians) have to apologize for is that our refugee laws may be too restrictive. When you issue such an apology, when you accept the historical responsibility for displacing these people, maybe then I will be interested what you have to say. Until then, how about you swallow a big dose of shut the fuck up.
And let’s make one more thing clear, I feel the same way towards the former Soviet Union for the refugees I grew up with who originated in Eastern Europe and towards those who forced people to flee from South Africa, Ethiopia, Somalia and all the other countries whose past (and current) regimes preyed upon their own people. Canada may be faulted for not doing enough for refugees, but fuck you and anyone else who might suggest we have done too much.