U.S. praises Canada on terror arrests but critics blast immigration laws

Via Canada.com

WASHINGTON (CP) – Canada’s sweeping anti-terror arrests constitute
high-profile proof the country’s “on the job” when it comes to
security, U.S. officials said Sunday as they praised cross-border
safety co-operation.

“It’s obviously a very great success for the Canadian
counterterrorism efforts, which we know have been very robust,” said
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. “They’re to be congratulated for
it.

“Really since Sept. 11, Canada has been very active in the war on terror.”

But the breakup of a so-called homegrown terror cell with a huge
cache of fertilizer used to make bombs also sparked renewed charges
that the border’s too porous and Canada’s become a haven for terrorists
because immigration laws are too lax.

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