Masked migrant blames 'snakehead'So apparently the man offering to bail out the guy who tried to sneak into Canada in a mask is a member of Canada's Chinese community who came to Canada to displace a tech worker (the Canadian equivalent of H-1B) but that didn't work out, so now he's displacing a Canadian supermarket employee who would be making $22, 000 a year—if he had a job.
By BOB MACKIN, QMI Agency
Last Updated: February 4, 2011 5:44am
VANCOUVER - The young Chinese man who boarded a flight here from China disguised as an elderly Caucasian man said he lied to border officials because a "snakehead," or human smuggler, told him to.
The man was speaking at an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing Thursday, where adjudicator Anita Merai-Schwartz reserved her decision on whether to allow a Toronto man to post a $5,000 bond so the young man could be released.
The Toronto man apparently came to Canada legally in 2003 as a skilled worker with a background in computer programming. Canada Border Services Agency representative Jim Murray was skeptical about his ability to post the bond because he is a $22,000-a-year supermarket employee.
He is a friend of the migrant's father and volunteered to give him a place to stay. Murray opposes the application for fear the migrant will skip his refugee hearings.[More]