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  1. Canada does. Big time. Search google.... google says: Refugees are stripped of their permanent residency and face deportation, while permanent residents convicted of minor offences — including traffic offenses — are deported without a right to appeal. The Canadian government deported 117,531 people between 2006 and 2014. http://www.neverhome.ca/deportation/#:~:text=Refugees are stripped of their,people between 2006 and 2014. Canadian government deported an average of 35 people per day over the past nine years, including to countries with moratoriums on deportation. Deportation: The Canadian government deported 117,531 people between 2006 and 2014, including to countries with official moratoriums on deportation. The federal government and Canada Border Services Agency bribe people to self-deport and use international smugglers. Refugees are stripped of their permanent residency and face deportation, while permanent residents convicted of minor offences — including traffic offenses — are deported without a right to appeal. The Canadian government deported 117,531 people between 2006 and 2014. In the last several years, despite official moratoriums on deportation to these countries, more than 500 people were sent to Iraq, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia and other politically volatile states. I tried to explain to CBSA [Canada Border Services Agency] that I come from the Gaza Strip, that I can’t go back. I have issues there, I fear for my life. None of that made any sense to them, so i found myself handcuffed and thrown in a detention centre in Vancouver airport and then an airplane. — Hamoudi Ghareeb. In 2012, the federal government began a program to bribe refugee claimants to abandon their refugee claims and self-deport. From 2012-2014, the government spent $7.5 million paying 36,000 refugee claimants, primarily Roma from Hungary, to leave Canada. It was recently revealed that Canada Border Services Agency was using international smugglers to get fake documents to deport migrants to countries to which they have no connection. From 2012-2014, the government spent $7.5 million paying 36,000 refugee claimants, primarily Roma from Hungary, to leave Canada. The 2012 “Refugee Exclusion Act” (Bill C-31, officially known as Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act) allows the Immigration and Refugee Board to strip accepted refugees of their permanent residency status and face deportation. The federal government is now actively pursuing reopening asylum files under “cessation applications” and forcing refugees whose circumstances may have changed to leave Canada. Since these changes, the number of former refugees who have lost their protected status and permanent residency almost quintupled. The Conservative government set an arbitrary annual target of 875 applications to strip refugee status. Deportation Raids In 2010 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) entered Beatrice House, a downtown Toronto shelter, looking for a woman identified as Jane and her three-year-old daughter. Jane had arrived in Canada in 1999 from Ghana as a survivor of sexual violence. Her refugee claim had been rejected and she was due for removal around 2006. At the time of the raid, she and her daughter had just moved to another shelter. As Jane describes, “It’s scary. I can’t go to sleep I’m scared not just for myself, but for others in shelters everywhere who are facing the same fear.” According to a 2009 House of Commons immigration committee report, estimates of those living in Canada without immigration status ranged from 80,000-500,000 people. With the more recent exclusionary overhaul of the refugee system and restrictions for temporary foreign workers, this number has likely risen. The CBSA has detained and deported migrants from women’s shelters, vehicle safety checks and hospitals. As registered nurse Natalie Blair recounts, “There’s been situations where people have been [apprehended] right from their hospital beds. Like, they’ve woken up and there’s been CBSA beside them.” Criminalization, Double Punishment and Deportation Deportations are not only increasing for refugee claimants or those with precarious status, but also for those with permanent residency status. The federal government’s ‘tough on crime’ agenda targets immigrant communities. For example in 2008, 18-year-old Fredy Villanueva was shot and killed by Montreal police officer Jean-Loup Lapointe. Shortly after, his brother Dany Villanueva, who was a key eyewitness at the public inquiry into the killing of Fredy, faced deportation to Honduras. Despite the fact that Dany’s criminal record was expunged in 2008 and he has lived in Canada since the age of 12, he faces being torn apart from his home and family for old criminal convictions. This is a policy of double punishment where non-citizens, especially those who are racialized, face deportation after already being profiled and punished by the criminal justice system. The “Immigrant Criminalization Law” (Bill C-43, officially known as the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act), which passed in 2013, allows for deportations of thousands of permanent residents who have been convicted for minor offences including traffic offenses. The right to appeal the deportation order is stripped from many of these individuals. In May 2015, the federal government introduced the Removal of Serious Foreign Criminals Act that continues the trend of criminalization of immigrants and refugees, including those with permanent residency. The bill allows people with certain criminal convictions within Canada to be forced back to their home country without their consent. The bill also denies them access to the pardon process. The federal government’s ‘tough on crime’ agenda targets immigrant communities. Going even further, in 2011, the government released a ‘most-wanted’ list to media with names, photos and other identifying information of thirty men wanted for deportation from Canada. Ottawa declared that these men “had violated human or international rights under the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act.” None had actually even faced trial in Canada, but the Immigration and Refugee Board had ruled them inadmissible simply because of vague suspicions. Legal and civil liberties organizations oppose this list since publicly shaming people and referring to them as “suspected war criminals” violates the presumption of innocence. The federal government’s push to criminalize sex-workers is evident not only in its new prostitution laws but also within immigration policy. The federal government’s 2012 Omnibus Crime Bill C-10 included amendments that granted immigration officials the ability to deny a work permit to applicants who are “vulnerable to abuse or exploitation.” The backgrounder provided by the government explicitly mentions exotic dancers, low-skilled workers, and victims of trafficking. As the Canadian Council for Refugees explains, “it is demeaning for women to have a visa officer decide that they should be kept out of Canada for their own protection.”
  2. Say you buy that ticket above to KK from Manila for 10 months out and show it at check in going to Manila, then after a few months in PI, you go to Macau for a few days, then use that same ticket above at check in at Macau to Manila and on and on. We did it.
  3. Yes, I would do that as well but get the onward ticket for as long in as possible up to 1 year and then you may use it 3 or 4 times if you go to other places nearby and return to the PI.
  4. It seems that they can compartmentalize their hearing or block out everything else while they focus on one thing. While playing with their phones, they hear nothing else, no dogs, no roosters, no knocking at the gate.....just one channel open. Sometimes, it is a good thing to be able to do that. Relaying messages is another thing too.
  5. Certainly some of the IATF are medical personnel such as doctors. This one was killed in Negros Occidental. https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1880327/Bacolod/Local-News/Guihulngan-City-IATF-chief-husband-shot-dead-by-riding-in-tandem
  6. And then there is the 14th month wage: https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1877198/Bacolod/Local-News/Capitol-starts-releasing-14th-month-pay
  7. They cook chicken and pork at the same time in the same small oven and it sits there in the oven until sold. It should be called Chork to Go. Looks like chicken tastes like pork. Close your eyes and smell it. My nephew worked at one.
  8. And don't touch the bare cheese with your hands.
  9. If one has been out of country for 3 years, are they covered immediately upon returning? In Canada, we are not covered for the 1st 3 months upon returning.
  10. I hope that General George Custer is not leading them.
  11. Was it the compressor in all the other cases? If so, GM should have done a recall under warranty. Have you contacted your dealer?
  12. And stay away from those 2 gastropubs in Bacolod with very high prices.
  13. If beer is your main expense, then you would need to adjust your budget. How do you like those BC beer prices, especially in a bar or restaurant (if you can find one open)?
  14. One of my daughters had dengue hemorrhagic fever 3 times, with the last time being the worst one. Her platelets were down to 6 (normal is 150 t0 450) and we had problems finding good blood for transfusion. We brought in 24 possible donors to get 2 units. It was 15 days in hospital with 3 days in ICU. Philhealth paid 58% of the hospital bill. I had to pay the 3 doctors in cash. My other daughter got dengue once as did 2 of our neighbours.
  15. I am not surprised. There is a lot of funny stuff going on under the table in the PI.
  16. Wishing you and your daughter a speedy recovery. Don't read all those C-19 horror stories, but pay attention to yourself and others. My daughter was notified of a possible exposure so her and I got tested. Results came back online in 2 days...negative for both of us.
  17. Were you able to sell it at a profit after 5 years before you returned to Canada? We haven't sold ours yet.
  18. At our BIR, while we waited, there was a constant arrival of people with foot high stacks of folders going straight up to the counter and getting served while everyone else had to wait. They alternated between customers and those with stacks of folders (which took longer than one customer).
  19. I had a Yuasa battery in my Harley for many years, maybe 14. Put on trickle for the winter and good to go in the spring.
  20. Your local wet market will have ground native coffee. That's what the locals drink. I use that in a one cup aeropress that tastes better than I get at restos. It is seldom fresh at restos. Ask around and look around, you might find places like Coffee Culture or Little Farmer that sells various beans or ground (Kalinga is good), even that bat shit stuff. https://www.bedbathandbeyond.ca/store/product/aeropress-reg-coffee-espresso-maker/126430?skuId=17429019&mcid=PS_googlepla_nonbrand__&product_id=17429019CA&enginename=google&adpos=&creative=259324461259&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&utm_campaignid=71700000040549851&utm_adgroupid=58700004338901969&targetid=92700036666444100&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4Pa62Lyl7AIVB4bICh1-UAWZEAkYBSABEgKzuvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  21. Why is the yolk orange in some eggs? Does not taste good either. Sometimes that is all that is available. The explanation from the vendor was not comprehensible in any language.
  22. And the battery would last for more than 120 months saving on 5 or 6 replacements so worth it in the big picture.
  23. They like Canada too: The findings indicate that a total of 837,130 people of Filipino ancestry were counted on Census Day on May 10 last year. The last Census established that Canada has a total population of 35,151,728. With a number of 837,130, Filipinos now comprise 2.3 percent of the Canadian population.
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