B.C. racetrack story shows extent of illegal immigration problem

VANCOUVER, BC., August 20, 2019 - Mexican workers at the track after several people were arrested Monday at the stables of Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, BC., August 20, 2019. In a prepared statement released to media outlets, racecourse general manager Darren MacDonald confirmed that officers with the Canada Border Services Agency “escorted a number of individuals employed by various horse owners off the site.” (NICK PROCAYLO/PNG) 00058433A ORG XMIT: 00058433A [PNG Merlin Archive]

Law enforcement officials are alleging that an official in the B.C. government has been selling racetrack licences and work permits to illegal immigrants from Mexico. Two weeks ago, as a part of their investigation into this matter, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) conducted a large raid at the Hasting Racetrack in Vancouver. According to a law enforcement source who spoke to the Sun, 23 people were arrested. (True North)

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