Potential Tamil influx warning

The government was warned eight months ago that several factors could lead to Sri Lankan Tamils being smuggled into Canada, the Globe and Mail reported. Documents obtained by a Vancouver immigration lawyer show that officials raised red flags about a mass influx of "irregular migration" by Tamils months before the MV Sun Sea made it on Ottawa's radar.

Published: Wednesday, 09/15/2010 12:00 am EDT

The government was warned eight months ago that several factors could lead to Sri Lankan Tamils being smuggled into Canada, the Globe and Mail reported. Documents obtained by a Vancouver immigration lawyer show that officials raised red flags about a mass influx of "irregular migration" by Tamils months before the MV Sun Sea made it on Ottawa's radar.

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