Monday, June 13, 2011

Maeng Family to Stay!!!!

The government rescinded the order forcing the Maeng's to leave Canada. A rally to show support Sunday turned into a victory rally instead. It is nice to see the government act, finally, but the fact the Maeng's were put through this ordeal in the first place is inexcusable. Now the government needs to move to make sure something like this never happens again.

Part of what still sticks in my craw over the whole affair is what took place before the government rescinded the order. Last Thursday it was announced the government would rescind the order but they were waiting for a letter from the Province of New Brunswick. According to news reports they needed some more information about the Maeng's. This left me with two nagging thoughts.

First, the Maengs have been dealing with Immigration for eight years. What information would the Province have that Immigration didn't already know? If they needed more information about the Maeng's wouldn't they have needed it FROM the Maeng's?

Secondly, why the whole letter BS? "We can't act without a letter form the Province." Yes, you can. You are the government. You SHOULD have had all the information already. If you can't make a decision at the 11th hour you are piss poor leaders. It sounds more like a face saving measure than something that was actually needed.

Luckily, action was finally taken and now the Maeng's can breath easy and get on with their lives. They are now trying to get Canadian citizenship and I hope it goes smoothly for them.

Congratulations to the Maeng family!

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