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Contractors fear deportation

posted Dec 16, 2011, 9:55 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Dec 16, 2011, 9:56 PM ]
By Tom Godfrey ,Toronto Sun First posted: Sunday, December 04, 2011 04:49 PM EST | Updated: Monday, December 05, 2011 12:21 PM EST
Canadian border officials launched a massive sweep for 20,000 illegal immigrants hiding in the Greater Toronto Area earlier this year.

That crackdown included 50 suspected war criminals and 1,400 hardened criminals sought by an immigration task force.
However, there are tens of thousands of illegals working in the GTA’s construction trade — as many according to one source as 100,000 — paying taxes, even running businesses and many living in fear of deportation.

For border officers trying to target the worst and most violent illegals, carpenters, roofers and labourers working on Toronto-area construction sites simply aren’t as high a priority.

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