Wow, if our glorious, photo taking, selfie loving Prime Minister doesn’t get off of his keister and finish what he started, he will be remembered as the PM that brought over future ISIS members.
Now that the novelty of the 28,500 Syrian refugees Canada has accepted — so far — is wearing off, there’s still plenty of work to be done to ensure they successfully integrate into our country.
Politicians, up to and including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who were only too happy to use these refugees for selfies and photo-ops, need to finish the job and do it right.
The signs of trouble are everywhere.
A Senate committee has warned the Trudeau government many refugees face language barriers, mental health issues exacerbated by living in and fleeing from a war zone, and financial problems, given that some have to pay back a $10,000 travel loan that got them here, while others don’t.
Private sponsors of refugees have complained about bureaucratic delays hampering their efforts to help refugee families.
Some refugees sponsored by the government appear to have been all but abandoned once they arrived.
Social agencies say domestic abuse is a particular concern among some Syrian refugees, given the reluctance of women who have been abused to seek help.
As reported by Parliamentary Bureau Chief David Akin, educators from Calgary and Toronto told a Commons committee refugee students have “complex needs”, everything from culture shock to the fact some are illiterate not only in English, which is to be expected, but also Arabic.
According to documents obtained by TheRebel.Media through a freedom of information request, teachers at New Brunswick’s Fredericton High School, which is trying to integrate 29 Syrian students into a student body of 1,500, have reported that while most have successfully integrated into the school, some have bullied younger students — including a Jewish student — and have been insolent and disrespectful to teachers, particularly females, along with other problems.
It is vitally important for Canada’s security and the well-being of the refugees themselves that they are successfully integrated into our country.
If they aren’t, as we have seen happen all over the world, particularly among young people, disaffected refugees can easily become prime targets for recruitment by ISIS.
The time for warm and fuzzy stories about the refugees is over. The time for taking selfies with them is over.
It’s now time for the Trudeau government to address these issues.