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Afghan Interpreters, Others Fast-tracking to Canada

Good2Golf

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Best I can do is 50% - Trudeau

Ottawa closes special Afghan immigration program to new applicants

Less than halfway to its goal of bringing 40,000 Afghans to Canada, the federal government is no longer taking new referrals for the special immigration program meant to prioritize former employees of the Armed Forces or Canadian government and their families.

CBC News has learned the government is processing the last of the 18,000 applications filled out by Afghans hoping to come here through the special immigration program. Advocates for refugees say the decision to wind down the program abandons Afghans desperate to come to this country.

The program was set up nearly a year ago, a few weeks before Kabul fell to the Taliban in August, 2021 and before the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to bring 40,000 Afghans to safety here.
 

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Shameful…

I have heard one one case where an interpreter was part of the pre-Taliban diplomatic corps in Canada, and GAC actually told them they couldn’t apply for amnesty under SIP and would have to…get ready for bureaucratic stupidity of the highest order…leave Canada and RETURN to now Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and reapply to SIP.

I believe the interpreter thought he and his family had a better chance of living by giving up any priority previously promised by Canda, and to apply to the refugee program, instead of facing likely torture or death for he and his family at the hands of the Taliban.

I can’t help but think that both our politicians and some senior bureaucrats in GAC and IRCC need a good smack upside the head… 😡
 

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Shameful…

I have heard one one case where an interpreter was part of the pre-Taliban diplomatic corps in Canada, and GAC actually told them they couldn’t apply for amnesty under SIP and would have to…get ready for bureaucratic stupidity of the highest order…leave Canada and RETURN to now Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and reapply to SIP.

I believe the interpreter thought he and his family had a better chance of living by giving up any priority previously promised by Canda, and to apply to the refugee program, instead of facing likely torture or death for he and his family at the hands of the Taliban.

I can’t help but think that both our politicians and some senior bureaucrats in GAC and IRCC need a good smack upside the head… 😡
It’s blatant effing stupidity is what it is. Firing these assholes would be the best COA.

I can’t help but think race and Color have a lot to do with it. Add to that the apparent institutional loathing some Federal government departments have towards the CAF - it sounds like a big “fuck you CAF and your interpreters” .

I’m angry 😡
 

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It’s blatant effing stupidity is what it is. Firing these assholes would be the best COA.

I can’t help but think race and Color have a lot to do with it. Add to that the apparent institutional loathing some Federal government departments have towards the CAF - it sounds like a big “fuck you CAF and your interpreters” .

I’m angry 😡
@OldSolduer I think you may be giving more credit to the bureaucrats than they deserve, I sense less that they are capable and vindictive, but rather inept and lazy and simply collecting a fat government paycheck while not truly caring about others whose lives may very well depend on them. That is where the shameful nature comes into play.
 
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