An open door policy to immigration at this time in history is not prudent. I do not agree with bringing in 25,000 immigrants in the time frame that the government has mandated for Canadians. I believe Canadians want to be kind and hospitable to new immigrants. Fear needs to be addressed with measures as below. Working together we can achieve this.
I believe Canada should be taking the same stance as France.
1. France has been fighting the Islamic State and other Islamists and has joined the air strikes with the U.S;
2. France has specifically named the Islamist ideology as the problem. They have stated they are at war with radical Islam and have taken steps against extremist groups;
3. France is standing up for its values and seeking to integrate Muslims. The model proposed by Prime Minister Manuel Valls explicitly stated: “We seek to establish a model of Islam that is fully integrated, fully compatible with the values of the Republic.”
The home front needs assurance; Canadians need to know that immigrants coming from Syria “want” to be fully integrated, fully compatible with the values of Canada. Canadians are a wonderful caring group of citizens and will rally with resurgent hospitality when government looks at the needs of Canadian citizens first and addresses their fears.