Over 99% of illegal border crossers have been able to stay in the country – another example of how the Trudeau government is letting our border get treated like a joke.
The epic incompetence of the Trudeau government’s border policy has become even more clear.
According to recent reports based on Canada Border Services Agency data, over 99% of the people who have crossed illegally into Canada since April of 2017 have been allowed to stay in the country.
Fewer than 1% have been removed.
It’s pathetic, and it would be unbelievable if it weren’t for the repeatedly demonstrated weakness of the Trudeau government.
Since April 2017, 26,520 people have illegally crossed into Canada. Just 243 were removed.
As noted by Global News, “Many of the people who crossed last year have ended up in Montreal (which has an established Haitian community) and Toronto, awaiting a decision from the Canadian government on whether they qualify to make an asylum claim. If they do, they must then wait to have that claim reviewed.”
Incentive to cross illegally
The Trudeau government tries claiming there’s no incentive to cross illegally.
But that’s totally incorrect.
Think about what illegal crossers are getting:
Work permits, welfare payments in many cases, housing, the chance to stay for a long time, and the ability to make a legal challenge to being kicked out.
A spokesman for Wreck-It-Ralph Goodale’s office said “Prior to removal, individuals may seek leave for judicial review, as well as administrative review procedures that assess the potential risk to the person of returning to the country of origin.”
So, once you get your foot in the door, the benefits are huge, and it’s tough to get kicked out.
Meanwhile, Canadian citizens in need and those waiting to enter Canada the legal way get screwed over, and our border gets treated like a joke.
This all goes to show that the Trudeau government has no plan to deal with the escalating border crisis. If anything, their plan is to roll out the welcome mat.
Everything they are doing is increasing the incentive for people to cross illegally, and they’re putting the interests of citizens of other countries ahead of our laws and the needs of Canadians.
Photo – Screengrab