Canada appears to be weighing its idealistic rhetoric with the grim reality of illegal immigration amid a flood of asylum-seekers
Since the beginning of the year, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have apprehended 7,612 individuals attempting to illegally cross the border into the country. That’s nearly half of total immigration so far, as 7,810 people applied for immigration status legally.
The bureaucratic and moral dilemma is similar to the Haitian migrant population that left America for Canada starting last year. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, some migrants were granted temporary citizenship until the Trump administration announced in November that the program would end.
As a result of the small exodus, the country’s immigration minister Ahmed Hussen announced “We don’t want people to illegally enter our border, and doing so is not a free ticket to Canada,” in addition, “We are saying, ‘You will be apprehended, screened, detained, fingerprinted, and if you can’t establish a genuine claim, you will be denied refugee protection and removed.’”
Now, it seems as though the new wave of immigrants heading north mainly come from Nigeria and other African countries. Most are entering the country by utilizing U.S. travel visas as false pretense.
In March of this year, Canada awarded a contract to construct a $250,000 25 ft. by 60 ft. steel structure to serve as an outpost “which will house the RCMP’s operations.” The building is set to replace two trailers being used for the same purpose.
According to The Hill, the Canadian government has set aside $173 million to “cover the costs of processing refugee applications and increasing the patrols at the border.”
World’s Greatest Virtue Signaler, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, may be having some buyer’s remorse.
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