Afghans, who risked their lives working for Canadian soldiers in Kandahar, are getting a raw deal from Canadian immigration officials.Thanks for the help, suckers!
In 2009, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Afghan interpreters, who gave 12 consecutive months of service to Canadian forces, and whose lives were at risk from the Taliban, would be allowed to immigrate to Canada under a special visa program.
At the time, Kenney suggested Canada would welcome 450 interpreters while estimating that applicants would only have to wait an average six months to a year to obtain a visa.
As of July, only 60 interpreters had been accepted and average application processing times have been well north of two years.
Moreover, two out of every three Afghan translators who have applied under the program have actually had their applications denied.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Canada the Civilized
Posted by Substance McGravitas at 12:40 PM