A West Indian man living illegally in Canada has been deemed to be a “present and future danger to the Canadian public” by officials.
The man officials are referring to is Jamaican-born Wlaford Uriah Steer, who was once deported from Canada in 1999 after serving prison time for ciminial offenses.
Authorities say 39-year-old Steer first entered Canada in 1993 and resided in Toronto. Within months of being in Canada, police arrested Steer for criminal activities.
After serving time in a Toronto prison, Steer was deported back to his homeland in 1999. Immigration officials say in Mach 2000, Steer snuck back into Canada using false identifications and immeidately continued his criminal lifestyle from where he left off.
In June 2003, Steer applied for refugee status claiming he would be killed if he was sent back to Jamaica.
Ironically, immigrations officials granted him a stay.
Since March 2006, Steer, who is currently incarcerated for a 2010 incident, has been fighting deportation and refuses to sign documents to be deported back to Jamaica.
Immigration officials went before a judge last week asking that Steer not be released to the public. Officials believe that if he is released he will continue with his criminal behavior.
Authorities say since being in Canada, Steer was convicted 76 times including:
Nine convictions for violence; Three convictions for assault; Two for assaulting a peace officer; Four theft convictions; Two for break and entry; Four for fraud convictions.