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Wednesday Afternoon: Immigration and Meeting Notice

wednesday afternoon: The meeting notice was posted Wednesday afternoon, after both NDP immigration and refugee critic Jenny Kwan, and Conservative critic Michelle Rempel issued statements requesting the House of Commons Citizenship and Immigration Committee urgently meet to discuss the matter, according to CTV. The pair also happen to be the vice-chairs of the committee. The opposition parties also want to hear from Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen on the matter, before early August. While united in their desire for the meeting, their reasoning differs. The time to act is now, before this situation gets any worse. The NDP have called for the meeting to discuss the lack of support for the asylum seekers coming from the United States, while the Conservatives want to meet to review the government's response to what they consider a border crisis. ( As reported in the news.