Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
I thank both witnesses for your presentations. I very much welcome your comments and your positive suggestions on how to address the critical issue.
Mr. Chair, before I go into further questioning in this area, I would first like to move that the committee return to the debate that was adjourned on April 10, 2017, on my motion that reads as follows:
That pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), that the Committee immediately undertake a study of land arrivals at Canada's southern border, including: the impact of current realities at the border on safety and security of both refugees and Canadian society; the effective management of refugee claims at the border, within the context of Canada's international human rights obligations; and how to ensure an efficient and effective refugee determination process. That this study should be comprised of no less than five meetings; that IRCC department officials be in attendance for at least one of the meetings, that CBSA officials be in attendance for at least one of the meetings, and the RCMP officials be in attendance for at least one of the meetings; that the study be concluded and that the Committee report its findings to the House prior to June 9, 2017; and that Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the government table a comprehensive response thereto.
I understand it is not a debatable motion, Mr. Chair, and I fully recognize that the committee members have rejected going forward with this, or at least holding a debate on this matter so we can make a determination, but it is imperative that we get on with it, so I am going to once again move that we return to the debate.