Undocumented migrants caught in Roadside Inspection Blitz

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Undocumented migrants caught in Roadside Inspection Blitz

Postby snafu » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:15 am

Canada’s border enforcement agency has arrested 21 people on immigration violations during a joint “commercial vehicle safety blitz” with other government authorities.
According to witnesses and advocates, officials with Canada Border Services Agency, the OPP, and the transportation and environment ministries began the raids between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday in an area bordered by Weston Rd. to Keele St. and Highway 401 to Finch Ave.
While some said people were stopped by unmarked SUVs for what seemed to be routine vehicle inspections and failed to provide immigration papers, others claimed they were arrested at the parking lots of Tim Hortons, Coffee Time and Country Style while gathering for their morning pickups to job sites. Most arrested were men from Latin America.
The CBSA would only confirm that the officials conducted a joint “commercial vehicle safety blitz” in the area of Wilson Ave. between Jane St. and Highway 400. Twenty-one people were arrested for immigration violations, said spokesperson Vanessa Barrasa.


http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration ... blitz.html


I don't have a problem with this...
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Re: Undocumented migrants caught in Roadside Inspection Blit

Postby Mule Bleue » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:17 pm

snafu wrote:
Canada’s border enforcement agency has arrested 21 people on immigration violations during a joint “commercial vehicle safety blitz” with other government authorities.
According to witnesses and advocates, officials with Canada Border Services Agency, the OPP, and the transportation and environment ministries began the raids between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday in an area bordered by Weston Rd. to Keele St. and Highway 401 to Finch Ave.
While some said people were stopped by unmarked SUVs for what seemed to be routine vehicle inspections and failed to provide immigration papers, others claimed they were arrested at the parking lots of Tim Hortons, Coffee Time and Country Style while gathering for their morning pickups to job sites. Most arrested were men from Latin America.
The CBSA would only confirm that the officials conducted a joint “commercial vehicle safety blitz” in the area of Wilson Ave. between Jane St. and Highway 400. Twenty-one people were arrested for immigration violations, said spokesperson Vanessa Barrasa.


http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration ... blitz.html


I don't have a problem with this...


Me neither. I hope that will inspire them to double check all thoses fly by night carrier on the 401 and in the northern Ontario !
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