Canadian Immigration Hotline    Number 276    February, 2014                Migration News


“Canada admitted 258,000 immigrants in 2012, up from 249,000 in 2011 but down from a peak of almost 281,000 in 2010. As in previous years, two-thirds of Canadian immigrants were admitted after ONE person in the family secured sufficient points under the point-selection system. Half of Canada's immigrants are from Asian countries, including almost 40 percent from China (33,000), the Philippines (33,000) and India (29,000). Ontario's labor minister in December 2013 proposed a law to prohibit employers and recruiters from charging recruitment fees to migrant workers and from holding their passports while migrants were in their employ. Employers and temporary help agencies would also become jointly liable for violations of workplace laws, including safety laws. Advocates wanted employers and recruiters to post a bond that could be tapped to pay migrants if they were charged fees, but this was not included in the proposal. There were 120,000 migrant workers in Ontario in 2012, up from 91,000 in 2008. The share of workers represented by unions in Canada, 30 percent, is far higher than the US share, 12 percent. Over 70 percent of Canadian public sector workers are union members, compared with 35 percent in the US; 16 percent of private-sector workers are union members in Canada, compared with eight percent in the US.” (Migration News, January 2014) And, oh yes, all through 2012, as we admitted 258,000 immigrants, Canada’s official unemployment rate remained well over 7.5%.

Too Many White Men Work At Calgary City Hall, Says Non-White Mayor Naheed Nenshi Supposing a public official said: "There are too many East Indians in the cab industry" or "There are too many Negroes on CFL football teams." Amid the howls for his firing, resignation or summary execution, what would the politically correct be calling him? Well, "RACIST", of course. Along comes Calgary's Moslem and very non-White Mayor Neheed Nenshi and he proclaims that there are too many White males working for the City of Calgary. His arrogant brazen statement should make it crystal clear that the real goal of "diversity" is the replacement of Whites, the ethnic cleansing on the installment plan of the European founding/settler people of Canada.

According to the Calgary Herald (January 16, 2014): "Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says city hall does a 'lousy' job of promoting women and minorities into leadership positions. Speaking at a Calgary Economic Development lecture series on diversity, the city’s first visible minority mayor said city officials have an inclusion plan and diverse workforce, but many women and minorities may be hitting a ceiling. 'We are lousy at promoting a diverse workforce,' Nenshi said. 'When you look at our management levels within the city, (among) my top six managers there are no women now ... The lone female general manager (a Caucasian) retired early last year, replaced by a white man from the director level. Among the 34 existing directors, Nenshi told the group he could only think of one minority and a few women. 'We’ve got to do a better job, and we have to look internally at our own organization to determine what are the barriers that are in place toward getting people promoted into these jobs,' he said. In an interview, Nenshi conceded managers may simply be hiring the best people. He’s asked officials to consider whether there are systemic problems or 'inadvertent biases in our promotion policies.'” Note than Nenshi acknowledges that city managers are likely hiring the best people for the jobs in question. Does he really mean, then that to get the right number of coloured faces into top management, that the city should hire the less qualified?

Your Federal Tax Dollars At Work Spruce Grove MP and Minister of Health “Rona Ambrose announced a $5.2-million contribution Friday, January 17 for a youth gang prevention programme. The project was created by REACH Edmonton and involves The Africa Centre, Edmonton John Howard Society, Edmonton Police Services, Native Counselling Services of Alberta and YOUCAN. WrapEd, which stands for wraparound Edmonton, began at the beginning of October and focuses on up to 180 vulnerable, multi-barriered [what does this piece of jargon mean?] youth primarily from Aboriginal and refugee communities. Participants are between the ages of 12 and 17 who are most at risk at getting involved with gangs. Tesfaye Ayalew, Executive Director of the Africa Centre, said that age group – especially youth from refugee families – are at a high risk of ending up involved in gang activity when they start life in Canada. ‘When they find school challenging, what do they do?’ Ayalew said. ‘They either drop out, they go to the malls, start doing some other things.’ [sic] The programme is set to run until 2018, and, at the end of the five-year period, it is expected participants will be less involved in youth gang criminal activity, will disengage in gangs and will have strengthened their cultural and community connections. [What happens to all the other ‘multi-barriered’ ‘youth’ who have entered the country and/or otherwise reached the magic 12-year-old gang-susceptibility threshold during that time?] The goal of the project is to help 180 youth, and Ayalew is hopeful for its success. ‘Even if we save one, that’s very, very important,’ Ayalew said.” (CTV, January 17, 2014)

So important, it’s worth a king’s ransom. If this acronym-ridden pop-psychology shake down is the best the ‘tough on crime’ Conservatives can do, we really have to ask – who’s the gangster? And Long Overdue “The federal government has dedicated more than $15 million over four years to stripping refugee status from those no longer deemed worthy of protection and planned to target members of the Muslim Brotherhood in particular. According to a briefing note prepared for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney when he took on the portfolio last summer, the government planned to review the files of Egyptian nationals granted refugee status over their membership in the previously outlawed group ‘in light of the Arab spring.’ But by mid-July when Blaney took on the job, Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi had already been ousted from power and the group was later returned to its former status. While the government acknowledged at the time that ‘pursuing a cessation case solely on the grounds of changed country conditions would present legal risks,’ it nonetheless planned to consider each file on a ‘case-by-case’ basis — a task that was to be completed by the end of August. It’s not clear if the government dropped the initiative when circumstances in Egypt changed, but the issue is raising questions about how the government might be applying status-stripping rules — rules that were ‘bolstered’ by recent changes to the asylum system that allow for the automatic removal of permanent residency status if one’s refugee status is revoked. … Postmedia News recently reported that the Canada Border Services Agency had made stripping refugee status a priority and that it set a quota to refer 875 cessation/vacation cases to the Immigration and Refugee Board this year. Refugee status can be ceased or vacated — in other words taken away — if an individual misrepresented facts in their application, if they were found to have returned to the country they claim was persecuting them or if the circumstances in their country of origin have changed. The ministerial briefing note, however, suggests the agency had enough funding, $15.2 million, to initiate 1,512 cessation/vacation cases this year and 878 in ‘each fiscal year following.’ Figures obtained from the CBSA, however, suggest it’s far from meeting the quota, having referred just 120 applications to the IRB this fiscal year as of the end of December. While cases are referred by the CBSA, they are ultimately adjudicated by independent, arm’s-length members of the IRB, a quasi-judicial body. According to the briefing note, the CBSA is also scrutinizing the claims of 465 North Koreans who are believed to have obtained refugee status in Canada even though they already had status in South Korea. ‘All of these individuals are believed to have misrepresented their status and the CBSA will pursue vacation of their refugee status if evidence of misrepresentation is found,’ said the briefing note.” (, January 22, 2014)

Does the review include the scores of thousands of “refugees” who routinely vacation back home? How far back do these examinations go? It’s hard to believe CBSA is struggling to fill the quota when former immigration minister Elinor Caplan was so fond of haranguing Canadians, informing us that refugees fleeing for their lives had no choice but to enter with fraudulent documents; according to Ms. Caplan’s moral relativism, fake documents were the bona fides of a legitimate claim. The refugee industry is sulking as usual, but scamsters have had a pretty soft ride at Canada’s expense for decades. Just for novelty’s sake, it’s good to see some small effort to balance the scale. Good Things And A Big House “

On Dec. 10, the [12-member Bahati] family that fled fighting in Congo to become refugees in Uganda finally found a permanent home in Winnipeg. ‘I feel good,’ said 15-year-old Izabel. ‘We have good things and a big house,’ she said on New Year's Eve day inside their two-storey rental home in Wolseley. The family helped Hospitality House Refugee Ministry set a new record for the most arrivals in one year. The largest private-sponsorship agreement-holder in Canada had 576 arrivals in 2013, said executive director Tom Denton. The previous record was 358 in 2012. … The father, 49-year-old Nyamuzimda and mother, 42-year-old Faida, have four sons and five daughters ranging in age from 20 to one, and a one-year-old granddaughter. [So, the then 41-year-old mother and one of her daughters shared pregnancies.] ‘They've got nice, warm clothing,’ Denton said. The family was outfitted by Siloam Mission. ‘People are really coming through now with a lot of stuff," said Denton. The family arrived three weeks ago and is raring to go, said Izabel, who likes math and wants to be an accountant. She and her school-age siblings are looking forward to starting classes in January, she said. Her brother, Gislain, 20, has already worked some shifts for a temporary agency and is looking for permanent work. They're attending a neighbourhood Protestant church. The family was sponsored through Hospitality House by a relative, Bashengezi Mushagalusa. ‘They are refugees and they have been refugees for a long time,’ said the tailor, who works for Mitchell Fabrics. [Were all 9 kids born while the parents endured refugee limbo?] ‘I was also a refugee there,’ said the Congolese Mushagalusa, who arrived in Winnipeg from Uganda in 2008. ‘I know how things go there.’ His brother died as a refugee in Uganda and Mushagalusa was never able to learn how or why he died. To him, sponsoring the families to come to Canada is a matter of life or death. The father of seven has sponsored three big refugee families to come to Canada. He credits divine intervention with making it happen.” (Winnipeg Free Press, January 3, 2014) And God or The Taxpayer will provide. The Winnipeg Tourism Board (yes, there is such a thing), describes the new neighbourhood: “Affectionately known as ‘The Granola Belt’ of Winnipeg, Wolseley is a neighbourhood in tune with Mother Nature. Here you will find an organic bakery, bookstore, fair-trade coffee shop, organic grocery store and handmade perfumery.” Just like home!

Grasshopper And The Ant: The press release announcing Oxfam’s new global food survey is headed by a photograph of two female scarecrows armed with bent sticks, scratching intently at a patch of parched ground. The caption reads: “Women from Azoza village, Chad, search for tiny scraps of cereal grains in the anthills.” Africa, in some theories, the incubator of modern man – and 50,000 years later, the female of the species steals grain from insects! The Oxfam results are about what you might expect: Now the world’s tallest people, the Dutch enjoy the world’s most plentiful, nutritious, healthy and affordable diet, beating France and Switzerland into second place. Chad comes in dead last in 125th spot behind Ethiopia and Angola. “European countries occupy the entire top 20 bar one – Australia ties in 8th place – while the US, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil and Canada all fall outside. [Thanks to an affinity for junk food, rocketing diabetes and obesity rates, Canada comes in 25th.] African countries occupy the bottom 30 places in the table except for four – Laos, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India are there too.” (Oxfam, January 15, 2014)

“For decades, the Indian government has been distributing subsidized food to millions of poor. But last September, New Delhi went a significant step further: Parliament passed the National Food Security Act (NFSA), guaranteeing access to subsidized food to nearly 70% of the 1.2 billion population. In an unprecedented experiment, the central government is now legally bound to provide each of over 800 million people — just shy of the combined populations of the U.S. and the European Union — 5 kg of subsidized food grains every month. For these people, food is now a right, not a luxury, and it’s up to officials to make sure they get it. … The problem, critics say, is that the landmark legislation relies on an unwieldy network of farmers, buyers, storage facilities and sellers to provide some 60 million tons of subsidized grains each year. In many ways, the system works … but, in 2005, the government estimated that nearly 60% of its grain did not reach beneficiaries because of theft, corruption and difficulties identifying the needy. More recent studies show that has improved somewhat, but over 17% of Indians are still undernourished, according to the 2013 Global Hunger Index.” (TIME, January 13, 2014)

Nice Cellphone, Shame About Your Kid “Children in India are exceptionally short, with their stunted growth historically attributed to malnutrition. However, new evidence is suggesting that food, or lack of it, is not the cause. Noticing that Indian children were smaller than their counterparts in sub-Saharan Africa — who are, on average, poorer and, hence, less well fed — researchers have been coming to the conclusion that diseases stemming from poor sanitation are more to blame than diet. More than half of India’s population — over 600 million people — do not use a toilet because sanitation is inaccessible or unaffordable. [How can you not afford a shovel?] At the same time 61.7-million Indian children are stunted, the highest prevalence in the world. The atrocious hygiene that results from widespread lack of sanitation is made worse by the density of the population. With large numbers of people openly defecating, fecal-oral-transmitted infections are common, leading to diarrhea, with such diseases draining growing children of vital nutrients. Growing up in environments teeming with fecal pathogens has a permanently debilitating effect, experts say. Over time, a large buildup of fecal germs in the body can also manifest as severe intestinal diseases. [But] rural Indians remain hard to convince that this is a health epidemic, researchers say, because stunting creeps through communities, affects ‘everybody on average’ and there are ‘no real dramatic cases,’ Dean Spears, Princeton University economist who is currently at the Delhi School of Economics, tells TIME. ‘The sorts of dramatic tragedies that persuade people [to change] don’t happen.’ … ‘Widespread child stunting in India is a human-development emergency,’ Spears says. ‘It matters for everybody.’” (TIME, September 13, 2013)

Well no, for many, a flashy cell phone is more important: “India's mobile [cellphone] subscribers totalled 563.73 million at the last count, enough to serve nearly half of the country's 1.2 billion population. But just 366 million people - around a third of the population - had access to proper sanitation in 2008, said the study published by the United Nations University, a UN think-tank. ‘It is a tragic irony to think in India, a country now wealthy enough that roughly half of the people own phones,’ so many people ‘cannot afford the basic necessity and dignity of a toilet,’ said Zafar Adeel, the UN University director. Mr Adeel heads the UN University's Institute for Water, Environment and Health, based [naturally] in the Canadian city of Hamilton, which prepared the report. … Poor sanitation is a major contributor to water-borne diseases, which in the past three years alone killed an estimated 4.5 million children under the age of five worldwide, according to the study. The report gave a rough cost of $300 to build a toilet, including labour, materials and advice. The world could expect a return of up to $34 for every dollar spent on sanitation through improved productivity and reduced poverty and health costs, said Adeel" (UK Telegraph, April 15, 2010)

The sentiments were echoed by Indian economist “Jairam Ramesh [who] said spending on basic sanitation should match India's vast defence spending and that … ‘nearly 60 per cent of the people in the world who defecate in the open belong to India. Even countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan have better records. We should be ashamed of this.’ He was speaking at the launch of … the ‘Bapu’ named in honour of the country’s ‘father of the nation’ Mahatma Gandhi, a ‘bio-lavatory’ which composts waste.” (UK Telegraph, June 25, 2012) How is it that hundreds of thousands of North Americans have mastered the relatively simple concept of the septic tank - and before that, the outdoor privy? We fail to see why the alternative is squatting in the open and letting rip. Can we at least concede that there is some element of cultural tolerances in play here? Even if every grandiose flush toilet in North America was rendered inoperable overnight, it's our guess that people would promptly dig latrine trenching that did not feed directly into the nearest reservoir or orphanage.

Refugee Claims Plummet: “Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander says that reforms made to Canada’s refugee system a year ago have been a ‘tremendous success,’ resulting in a huge drop in the number of claims made from ‘safe’ countries while speeding up processing times for ‘genuine refugees.’ A big part of the reforms, which were enacted in December of 2012, was reducing claims from ‘liberal democratic countries,’ Alexander said. ‘These are countries that have the institutions and protections of a modern democracy and would not be expected to produce a significant number of genuine refugees,’ Alexander said Wednesday at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. ‘In fact, the vast majority of these countries -- I think all of these countries -- in one way, shape or form themselves receive refugees … so there was a paradox.’ Under the reforms, 37 countries were designated as ‘safe’ places. Alexander said claims from these countries have dropped 87 per cent in just one year’s time. Claims from Hungary, for example, declined by 97 per cent in 2013, while countries in ‘distress,’ such as Afghanistan, Congo, Egypt, Somalia and Syria, now rank among the top 10 source countries for asylum claims in Canada, according to Citizenship and Immigration statistics. Total refugee claims for 2013 dropped to around 10,000, nearly half of what it was in 2012. Alexander said reforms have also sped up processing times for genuine claimants to about two months, down from 20. ‘We’re now able to provide faster protection to genuine refugees enabling them to start their new lives more quickly and were also to remove from Canada failed asylum claimants whose claims more quickly, he said. [sic] Alexander’s department also projected that the reforms will save Canadian taxpayers $1.6 billion over five years. ‘The success of the new system after a year demonstrates that we have reinforced the integrity of the system and are guarding against abuse of our generosity,’ he said.

The Council of Canadian Refugees, however, has been highly critical of the reforms, saying that they create a two-tier system that discriminates against some claimants ‘on arbitrary grounds,’ most notably country of origin. [And let’s face it, the more dubious ‘refugees’ out there the better, at least where refugee settlement agencies are concerned; no one likes to think the mortgage might be in peril.] Alexander’s announcement also renewed some tensions with the Ontario provincial government, which reinstated access to essential and emergency health care for refugee claimants starting Jan. 1. Alexander, responding to a reporter’s question, said that ‘bogus’ refugee claimants will take advantage of the system. ‘That in our view is scandalous, it’s irresponsible, a bad practice because once again it will attract people who will try to gain [game] the system despite our very successful reforms that have succeeded in reducing abuse,’ he said. Ontario’s Health Minister Deb Matthews has said providing essential health services to refugees will cost about $20 million per year. She has maintained that Ottawa will pay the costs, saying the federal government has a responsibility to provide refugees with basic healthcare.” (CTV, January 23, 2014)

Stamp your little foot; let us hope that Ottawa will remind all six backsliding provinces that their decision to cover health costs in defiance of Ottawa’s direction, was, indeed, their decision. Voters should throw the rascals out at the first opportunity. The results speak for themselves; refugee claims from Hungary (a functioning democracy and EU member state in good standing) down by 97 per cent? This sounds like a scammer’s charter has been ripped in half. If you reside in the health care mutineer provinces -- Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec and Nova Scotia – and you or a loved one have had to wait an unconscionable time for a simple diagnosis, contact your MPP or MLA to respectfully suggest that your tax dollars should benefit you and other citizens – not illegals.

HEALTH WATCH: Ontario Reinstates Full Refugee Health Package No issue is more emblematic of the divide between the true believer and the sceptic than that of refugee health care. To the true believer, health care is a human right, something to which every human in Canada is entitled. To the sceptic, refugee health care encourages medical tourism at tremendous cost to the taxpayer. After many protests, “Ontario is joining five other provinces to defy the federal government’s refugee health cuts, saying it will reinstate essential and urgent coverage for claimants through a new temporary health program. The new health program for refugees will cover hospital, primary, specialist, laboratory and diagnostic services and take effect on Jan. 1, Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews said Monday. The announcement was welcomed by refugees’ advocates, who have criticized the federal cuts, implemented in June 2012, for putting at risk the health of refugees and Canadians. ‘Since the federal health cuts a year and a half ago, we have seen pregnant women turned away from prenatal care and sick children denied treatment. Cancer patients are told they are not covered for chemotherapy,’ said Dr. Phillip Berger of the Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care. ‘This government has been the most hostile and vicious to refugees since the Second World War. We are grateful for the new provincial health programme.’ [Well obviously, when your practice is geared to refugee medicine. Everyone likes to know that the pay cheque is secure.] Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Quebec have all pushed back against Ottawa’s health cuts to refugees. … However, the Ontario government’s decision to join the other provinces in defying Ottawa is the most significant because 48,900 — or 55 per cent — of all refugee claimants live in the province. Last year, Ottawa amended the interim federal health programme to reduce coverage for most refugees and discontinue basic care to asylum seekers from so-called safe countries, failed refugees and others sponsored by community groups such as churches to resettle here from overseas camps.

The federal government said the cuts could save taxpayers $100 million over five years and genuine refugees continue to receive comprehensive health care coverage on par with what Canadians receive. ‘Canadians have been clear that they do not want failed asylum claimants and asylum claimants from safe countries receiving better health-care benefits than Canadian taxpayers,’ Alexis Pavlich, spokesperson for Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, said in an email. ‘Our government listened and acted with regard to Canadian taxpayers’ concerns on this issue, and we remain committed in our effort to preserve the integrity of our immigration system.’ Matthews said the new coverage will help reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and stress on health providers. ‘We will continue to call on the federal government to reinstate the federal programme providing all refugee claimants health-care coverage,’ Matthews said in a statement. ‘In the meantime, we will send the federal government the bill to pay back what they owe.’ It’s not known if Ottawa would cover the tab but Pavlich said Ottawa has increased provincial transfer payments to provinces, and provincial jurisdiction in health-care services allows each province to decide which services it will or will not provide to whom.” (Toronto Star, December 9, 2013) Fair enough. It would have been ideal if Ontario and the other provinces had allowed citizens to decide in a referendum.

A Dog’s Tale: “With a large influx of people, particularly from varied ethnic groups, come some challenges of tolerance. There's the story of Saskatonian Mike Simmonds, who encounters problems trying to take taxicabs with his guide dog. Simmonds, known as the blind comedian, is a gentle and polite guy loathe to point fingers, but he alludes to ‘certain taxi drivers’ reluctant to transport dogs in their cabs - guide dogs or otherwise. On my radio show, after speaking with Simmonds, we heard from Gerry Nelson of the CNIB, who makes the point bluntly: more than ever lately, he's been experiencing refusals of service for having a guide dog. Nelson, blind for 25 years and on his third guide dog since 1990, told me that in virtually every case - from fast food restaurants to hotels and taxis - the person asking him to leave or refusing to serve him has been an immigrant. Two immediate scenarios come to mind. The first is that new service employees simply have not been told, as part of their training, that Canadian law requires people with guide dogs to be served. Without knowing that human rights laws for guide dogs trump ‘no pets’ policies, an immigrant employee - concerned about hygiene or standards - might mistakenly think that dog bans in restaurants, hotels or cars should extend to service dogs. This is easily fixable by informing new employees and explaining the law and policy. The second scenario is more troublesome: that certain new immigrants, for religious or cultural reasons, have decided the law doesn't apply to them. The CNIB's Nelson spoke of taxi company managers trying to assist but admitting that some of their drivers were openly refusing to accommodate guide dogs and their blind owners. These taxi drivers are of the Muslim faith and strictly adhere to Hadith, the translations of the deeds and sayings of the prophet Muhammad, some of which are interpreted as decreeing that dogs are unclean and should be killed.” (Star Phoenix, December 6, 2013)

Why must everything always be killed? Mike Simmonds filed a complaint with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission on Nov. 17, after three separate incidents where cabbies refused to pick him up with his guide dog Graham. On the third occasion, Simmonds was told that the dispatcher couldn’t find a driver willing to take him; informed of the human rights complaint however, the cab company informed drivers they were obliged to carry service animals. “Simmonds’ complaint follows similar ones lodged in Minneapolis several years ago against Muslim cab drivers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport who refused to transport passengers carrying closed bottles of alcohol. In 2007, the Metropolitan Airports Commission in Minneapolis unanimously voted to impose stiff penalties against taxi drivers who refuse to transport passengers carrying liquor or riding with a guide dog. The drivers, again motivated by religious beliefs, could face a two-year revocation of their taxi permits for refusing those passengers service. Reuters reported at the time, ‘A large number of taxi drivers in the area of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are Muslim Somali immigrants. Many say they feel the faith’s ban on alcohol consumption includes transporting anyone carrying it. Some also have refused to transport dogs, both pets and guide dogs, saying they are unclean.’ The Metropolitan Airports Commission said 4,800 incidents were reported in Minneapolis between 2002 and 2007 in which taxi drivers refused to pick up passengers with alcohol.” (The Blaze, December 12, 2013)

CRIME WATCH: Nursing Turns Me On “The U.S. nurse wanted for a sexual crime was hired to care for a child in B.C. government care even though he didn’t have a work permit, an immigration tribunal heard today. At a hearing in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board, it emerged that Russel Olvena Torralba [a Filipino dual US-Philippines citizen] was working for $175 a day caring for a young boy with disabilities, whose name cannot be published as he is a child in care. Board member Michael McPhalen noted that Torralba had been googling his name with the word ‘FBI’, which the tribunal member concluded was a sign he was evading justice, and ordered him back into detention.

‘I believe you’ll seek to avoid removal to avoid dealing with these matters,’ said McPhalen. Torralba is wanted in California after being recorded by surveillance cameras in 2011 masturbating and fondling another man while in a room with a 98-year-old [female] stroke victim who could not move or speak, but was aware of what was happening. He lost his nursing licence in California in July, and then came to Canada in August 2013. In January, he was charged in California with nine counts including elder neglect and practicing a lewd act upon a dependent person by a caretaker. Canada Border Services Agency officers arrested him on January 9, and found him with the boy. [So, a month after losing his California nursing licence, the creature upped stakes and entered Canada without difficulty.]

He’d been working here illegally for a month before US charges were laid. Even so the man’s sordid history was available on the Internet in California Board of Nursing reports and American news reports. Torralba is a dual citizen of the United States and the Philippines, which made tribunal member Michael McPhalen cautious about ordering his release. ‘You could go to the Philippines if you wanted to. That also tends to increase risk you would not report for your removal from Canada,’ said McPhalen. McPhalen concluded that Torralba had been working in Canada without a permit, and ordered him excluded, which means that he can’t return to Canada for 1 year. However Torralba had not retained a lawyer. So, McPhalen delayed the rest of the hearing until February 3. That’s when the CBSA will look for a more serious ruling of a deportation order, which would mean that border guards could bring him to the U.S. border and Torralba could not return to Canada for life.” (CTV, January 20, 2014)