Pretty much since Donald Trump won the Presidency we’ve seen illegal immigrants fleeing from our country; namely to Canada. Which the Prime Minister even declared that their borders were open.
In fact, Prime Minister Trudeau told Parliament, “One of the reasons why Canada remains an open country is Canadians trust our immigration system and the integrity of our borders and the help we provide people who are looking for safety.”
“We will continue to strike that balance between a rigorous system and accepting people who need help.”
Well… now they’re seeing the first for the trees and apparently Canada is having to backtrack on quite a bit of that “open borders” stuff.
“We want migration to Canada to be done in an orderly fashion; there’s border checkpoints and border controls that we need to make sure are respected,” the Prime minister said, wearing a “Sinclair” kilt from his mother’s side of the family as he talked to reporters during a photo op at the Glengarry Highland Games in Ontario.
Canada is learning, the hard way, that “open borders” aren’t so easy-come-easy-go. And they’ve even had to begin deporting some people.
As reported by Reuters:
Canada has deported hundreds of people to countries designated too dangerous for civilians, with more than half of those people being sent back to Iraq, according to government data obtained by Reuters.
The spike in deportations comes as Canada faces a record number of migrants and is on track to have the most refugee claims in more than a decade. That has left the country scrambling to cope with the influx of asylum seekers, many crossing the U.S. border illegally.
Between January 2014 and Sept. 6, 2017, Canada sent 249 people to 11 countries for which the government had suspended or deferred deportations because of dangers to civilians.
That includes 134 people to Iraq, 62 to the Democratic Republic of Congo and 43 to Afghanistan, the data shows.
The number of Iraq deportations increased from 22 in 2014 to 51 in 2016 and stands at 35 so far this year.