They tried claiming 90% Nigerian ‘asylum’ claimants were being rejected. Turned out that stat was totally false.
The Trudeau government has been busted spreading fake news about the number of illegal border crossers from Nigeria who are being rejected.
As reported by Althia Raj of the Huffington Post, when trying to discuss those crossing illegally in an attempt to avoid deportation from the US to Nigeria, Marc Garneau said that “we estimate that more than 90 per cent of irregular migrants don’t respond to our criteria and will have to leave, including 200 in the coming weeks.”
Yet, it turns out that 45% of Nigerians making asylum claims were accepted in 2017. And keep in mind, even those who are rejected aren’t necessarily removed from the country, as there are appeals and legal hurdles.
I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear this, since lying has become a standard feature of the Trudeau government. Even so, it shows their stunning arrogance that they thought they would get away with it.
It also shows total incompetence, since lying about something so easily exposed shows contempt for the Canadian people, and will only encourage more illegal border crossings once the real numbers spread quickly.
Imagine what people considering crossing illegally will think when they hear the Canadian federal government was caught lying. There’s nearly a 50% chance of getting asylum for Nigerian claimants, which will just push more people to make the illegal crossing. Once again, the Trudeau government is making the situation worse.
After being exposed by Raj, the government was forced to backtrack, with a Goodale spokesman saying the numbers mentioned were “retrospective and looking primarily at Haitians,” adding, “It should have been a bit more clear that it is retrospective.”
We didn’t need yet another reason to distrust everything the Trudeau government says, but now we have it. Their failure at the border, and their failure to be honest with Canadians keeps getting worse.
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