Canada Shifts Gears. Begins Ramping Up Deportation Efforts.
In the wake of an “unsustainable“wave of asylum-seekers into the country, Canada has begun ramping up its deportation efforts.
As President Trump has begun actively enforcing United States immigration policies, people in the country illegally have decided to run to Canada. And why not? Justin Trudeau famously tweeted out in January that Canada would gladly take refugees of all kinds. This of course was to juxtapose him against Trump’s “heartless” immigration ban for people coming into the United States from seven countries, including Syria, with its massive refugee outflow.
Well, the bloom is off the rose, and the magnanimity has come to an end. As the flow of refugees from the U.S. strains Canada’s immigration system, the country is ramping up its deportation of migrants, government data shows.
As Reuters reported:
Deportations of Mexicans, who have flocked to Canada in growing numbers after a visa requirement was lifted in December, was already 66 percent higher in the first eight months of 2017 than the total from the previous year.
Deportations of Haitians, thousands of whom have crossed into Canada illegally in the hopes of avoiding deportation from the United States, have also soared. Canada has deported 474 so far this year, compared to 100 for all of 2016 when the government lifted its own ban on deportations to Haiti, in place since a devastating 2010 earthquake.Overall, 5,529 people have been deported as of Tuesday, compared to 7,357 for all of 2016, the data shows.
Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board has called a rise in asylum-seekers through the U.S. border “unsustainable,” and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, fretting about another big surge in asylum claims, has been trying to warn people away.
More than 10,000 asylum seekers have walked across the U.S. border into Canada to file refugee claims so far this year, including 3,800 into Quebec in the first two weeks of August alone, authorities have said.
Now instead of welcoming people with open arms, Trudeau and friends are warning them away, and hurrying along those who are in their country illegally. You know what they say about money talking. Canadians certainly seem to understand it well, and are sending these refugees walking as fast as possible, despite all their progressive talking points to the contrary.
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