Back in January, we filed a routine access to information request with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) looking for clarification on vetting policies and procedures.
“[P]rovide any copies of documents showing any tracking or monitoring done for any possible or alleged involvement in criminal or terrorist activity of Syrian refugees who have been brought to Canada since December 1st 2015 to January 28th 2019.”
Apparently, the government found our request so bothersome and radioactive, that they unleashed the Assistant Director of the Complex and Sensitive Issues Unit of IRCC to reply.
And the response was shocking.
“Following a thorough search of our information holdings, I regret to inform you that no records were found that respond to your request.”
No records at all over three years?
In our exclusive Access to Information investigation in 2018, we discovered that bureaucrats weren’t screening refugees for criminality in their countries of origin. The directive to do so was dropped to help the Trudeau Liberals achieve their campaign promise quota of bringing in 25,000 refugees before the end of 2015.
And what little checking the government does these days has been contaminated by ISIS which makes tracking after the refugees get to Canada, even more important.
After Raqqa and Deir el-Zour fell to the Islamic State in 2015, the end times terror cult took control of two passport offices, both replete with boxes of blank passports and passport printing machines. The American Department of Homeland security suspects that ISIS followers may have infiltrated American borders with authentic-looking passports issued to them by ISIS.
According to ABC News, fake Syrian passports have been discovered in Europe, most notably used by two Syrians who perpetrated the November 2015 massacre in France where 128 people were killed in gunfire and explosions.
But, IRCC isn’t tracking refugees for criminality or terrorist sympathies.