If they float, they're not legit and get sent home.
If they drown, they're considered legitimate refugee claimants.
That's a 21st century version of Christian justice circa 1500, when the good Christians would toss the suspect Christians down a well. If they floated, they were witches and deserved to be put to death.
If they drowned, they were obviously good Christians and had nothing to worry about.
The ordeal of the Benhmudas is the case in point.
Nope, not real refugees, the government experts decreed. Send 'em back to Libya.
Say what? They got imprisoned and tortured after we sent them back? Oops! Faces red! Guess they were real refugees after all!
Surely Canada can do better!