Jaskirat Singh Sidhu’s lawyer has said there are still numerous other legal procedures to come, and the deportation process could take months or years.

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    I think the argument is to deter other immigrants from committing such crimes.

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      For most types of crimes, I’d agree. This one just doesn’t make sense though, there was no intention or malice behind it. It was an accident because he wasn’t paying enough attention, the particular intersection was shit for sightlines, and he lacked the education and experience to handle it.

      Other immigrants are not going to look at the deportation and go “I’m going to pay more attention while driving a semi-truck in rural areas” because of the deportation rather than the 8 years in jail and massive guilt of killing people.

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        1. There are tons of immigrant truckers here who shouldn’t be on the road, so yes it wasn’t intentional but it still might make people think about the situation (and potential liability) they are putting themselves in.

        2. Who gives a fuck if it benefits the country or not, there’s literally no reason for us to keep a convicted criminal (of any crime) if we don’t have to. The real question should be “Why should a criminal non-citizen be allowed the privilege of staying?”

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          1. Do trucks with PR cause more accidents than citizens? Do you have a source for your accusation here, or are you just making it up?

          2. I give a fuck. Why have immigrants at all if we aren’t benefitting from them. We picked him ahead of others for a reason, who’s to say the person we replace him with won’t be worse?

          It reminds me of something I learned. A good boss doesn’t fire someone for making an accidental costly mistake, the damage is done, you may as well keep the person who has learned the lesson really well because they’re less likely to do it again than a new person.

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            Is it pretty widely known that the trucking industry is taking advantage of foreign worker programs and setting low expectations (ex. shitty training, not punishing drivers for substandard practices) to increases profits.

            Also, yes, he was picked ahead of others for a reason… perhaps a bad reason, or perhaps, given the current state of the economy, there was no real need for him to begin with. He’s not a citizen so he has no right to stay, you’ve offered no compelling reasons of why he should be allowed.

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          1. If they have a valid license, and they’re not self-employed, then it’s not exclusively their fault if they’re not qualified. They should not bear the brunt of the liability. The whole damn system failed. I mean, the trucking company that hired the guy was only fined a few thousamd bucks, and the government didn’t mandate any training, and nothing happened to them.

          2. That is not the real question. But you do bring up a good one: Why is this country’s population tending toward being more and more vindictive, rectionary assholes?

          3. “Criminal” is a loaded word. A great many people commit acts that violate the criminal code on the regular, and nothing happens to them. Suggesting that anyone that gets singled out for having done so doesn’t deserve to be in the country is an alarming position to take, and is not coming from a position of justice, but of malice.