Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, August 20, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 31 Waiting line is growing longer at immigration appeal board OTTAWA Doom times abroad and domestic unemployment, have cut Cana- dian immieralio: figures in the last two years. But (.he immigration appeal board is gelling much more business than it can handle. Immigration declined fl.G per cent lu in 1970 but the board's backlog of cas.es mounted to by last May. Most of tlie appeals it faced in per cent of launched by vis- itors to Canada whose appli- cations for lander1 immigrant status were rejecled by the immigration department. The waiting line is fit-owing longer. The nine-riembcr board can process about 100 cases a month. Tiul it receives about 425 new appeals every month. The board's problem arises from what .some call a loop- hole in 1967 amendments to Canadian immigration lews. National quotas were ahol- CARPET and LINO (Complete Free Eslimales.' No Obligalianl PHONE 327-6578 CAPITOL FURNITURE "The Carpel Mouse ol Ihe South" A uiu'form point sys- tem, considered among ilie fairest in the world, was set fin- all Bui another change allows a person to arrive us a tourist or student, then apply in Can- ada for landed immigrant status. Applicants refused by the immigration department can appeal to the hoard. is the crux of the appli- cants can slay in Canada. It now lakes two years to get an appeal through (he board, twice that long if the case goes on to the Federal Court or the Supreme Court. In contrast, the person who requests immigration from his or her home country cnn- nol corns lo Canada until that request is finally approved. Critics say the anomaly has led (o abuses. Prospective im- migrants, perhaps fearing re- fusal at home, can lie to bor- der official., thai Ihej1 plan only to visit, then apply for permanent residence once safely in the country. Most countries, including the United Slates, send vis- itor-applicanls home lo wait for their visas. Immigration Minister Otto Lang has expressed his own wuny about Ihe apparent un- fairness in Ihe systeri, and the ever "rowing backlog and dc'ays nafiging the ooard. Uul while he i' "extremely cijiicernc-1 about the increas- ing backlog." n lop aide says, (here is yd no amendment prepared lo st'jp il or conlend with il. The aide says the issue is still under consideration in the departradnt, and thn hope is to have legislation ready by the fall. Hoard officials refuse to di- vulge just wherc the visitor- applicanls come from. They stick to the principle of deal- ing with individuals, nol na- LionaliUes. The immigration depart- ment says il does not keep figures on the fnriucr resi- dence of appellants to Ihe board, although it is involved in every case. But other immigration de- partment figures suggest Ihe biggest single source is the U.S. Of the visilors who were actually granted landed immigrant status in 1970, there were v.'hr lisled the U.S. as their last resi- dence. Nobody has been hanged since 195 PORT MORESBY (AP) Many tribesmen in New Guinea have a special altitude toward murder, and nobody here has been hanged for it since 1057. Now a public debate is under way. It was sparked when an Australian judge sentenced to death Peter Evoro, 32, for the murder in January of a girl of I mixed race, Diaman Jago, 23. I Evoro also faces charges of Back to School SOON! Get the Kids' Clothes Cleaned NOW! QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD B LBS. (NORMAL GARMENTS) PRE-SPOTTED AND AFTER-SPOTTED BY OUR ATTENDANT PARKS1DE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN LTD. Firsl in Lethbridge with Coin-Op Dry Cleaning 2634 South Parkside Drive FOf; FURTHER INFORMATION PHONE 327-0811 8 A.M.-6 P.M. MONDAY-SATURDAY murdering two young Austral- ian men and attempting to kill a young Australian housewife Among New Guinea's 2.3 mil- lion people are groups who lie- lieve that violent death is a nat- ural way of life. They maintain their balance of power with "payback murders." Old friends will return Old friends, new friends and lots of Canadians from coast lo coast will again be sharing all tlie fun, excitement and sheer good humor of CTV's popular Pig and Whistle, when it re- turns this fall in its regular time period of p.m. MDT each and every Monday. Fans can look forward lo mecl ing Cardew Robinson, Joseph Locke Anita Scntt, Teddy John- son and his wife Pearl Can- plus many other super people who will be visiting armed with one simple promise lo make certain everybody has a good time. PAINTINGS RECOVERED GENOA, Ilaly (Reuter) Po- lice recovered 20 stolen pictures valued al about and ar- rested one man Thursday. They said the pictures, mainly of the 17th century and several by the French painter Jean Vernct, disappeared in recent thefts from castles and villas in the Piedmont region. If another tribe kills a mem- ber of one's household, lhat household is supposed lo pay back by murdering a member of the first tribe. The Auslralian adminislralion is seeking lo stamp out Ihis system. Payback murders in Ihn lasl few years have caused native members of New Guinea's 94- seat Parliament lo call for the reintroduction of capital punish- ment. Those agai.nsl hanging have argued lhal the execution of murderers by the slate would simply appear to the tribes as an official form of payback. HUMANE POLICY USED Since Ihe last hanging in Australian judges in New Guinea have been using what they describe as a humane pol- icy of dealing with convicted murderers. The trial judge ex- amines the convicted man's background and tries lo decide whether Ihe murderer was aware he was breaking Ihc white man's law. In some areas where there is practically no tribal contact with the govern- ment and law and order, brutal murderers have received only minor jail terms. This also raises a problem. Out in the jungle, life is often hard. A convicted murderer sent to jail for a few years re- ceives regular meals, a tobacco ralion, clothing, and generally comes out of jail a much health- ier man than when he went in. Aggrieved tribes who want lo see him killed for murdering one of their own number have been complaining that jail is no punishment after all. Some have said jail in New Guinea is a holiday. For this reason, some native parliamentarians have been calling for murderers to be hanged, preferably in front of the aggrieved tribe. INSURANCE IS JUST NOT PART OF OUR BUSINESS -IT IS OUR ONLY BUSINESS Phone 327-3009 CONN VAN HORNE JACK WARBURTON 507A 7lh STREET SOUTH Visilors from Britain and Ireland were next, numbering a combined Greece, Ja- maica and India follow in tlie top live. For Ihe first quarter of 1971 Ihc same countries led the list, except lhal Trinidad re- placed Jamaica. The West Indies are playing a significant part in Canada's shifting immigration pattern. In 1070, they provided 8.4 per ccnl of all with 4.! per 1908 WEST INDIANS UP That put the West Indies in third place as an immigration source in 1S70, after the long- time loaders, 'he combination of Britain ami Ireland and (lie U.S. In Ihe Indies were in 10th place. Immigration officials say the rising importance of ttie Wcsl Indies, India, Greece and Portugal as Bnurces, and Hie decline of several Western F.uroppan countries, reflect changing economic conditions in (hose areas compared with Canada. Jobs are scarcer here than in much of Western Europe, lint more attr-iclive than in the poorer areas of the world. The changes maj also re- tied the introduction of the individual point system and removal of national quotas. Air Brakes Trailer Connection! Slh Wheel Chrome Exhaust! 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