Mr. Speaker, the 3,200 Haitians who are being threatened with deportation have only a few days left to regularize their status and apply for permanent residence.
A number of those individuals have not yet been able to apply. That is what we have heard from organizations like Maison d'Haïti in Montreal.
Quebec's immigration minister and the mayor of Montreal are asking for a three-month deferral. It is not complicated, it would not cost anything and there is no risk.
Why, then, is the minister insisting on refusing this simple request, which would help hundreds of families?