FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Canada is heartened that its voice together with the voices of other concerned Canadian citizens have persuaded Prime Minister Trudeau, Immigration Minister John McCallum and the Liberal government to amend the original promise to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees into Canada before the end of the year. There was much concern over security and the Canadian people have now been given assurances that all security checks will be done overseas.
CUFI Canada hopes that foremost among the eligibility criteria be the ability and desire of each refugee to integrate into Canadian society. Success in this regard will give us the experience and confidence to help even more unfortunates in the future.
CUFI Canada also commends the Trudeau government for voting at the United Nations together with Israel against six non-binding resolutions, drafted by the Palestinians and Syria, singling out and criticizing Israel. These resolutions were adopted by the majority of other UN members so it is heartening to observe Canada continuing its voice of moral clarity and courage at the UN.