Adesanya Prince from Texas was reportedly trying to avoid deportation to Nigeria.
It is being reported that a registered sex offender crossed into Canada illegally at Roxham Road.
According to Global News, “Adesanya Prince pleaded guilty to child pornography charges Feb. 23 in Houston. He was out on bond awaiting sentencing on May 10, but instead fled to Canada. The 49-year-old was arrested by RCMP officers last month after crossing into Quebec from New York State.”
Additionally, “Prince is originally from Nigeria and U.S. authorities believe he may have been trying to be deported home to avoid prison.”
Prince’s attempt to cross illegally points to the fact that Canada is now seen as being a more lenient environment than the United States for those facing deportation, a perception heavily pushed by Justin Trudeau’s “everyone is welcome” tweet.
Government documents showed that Trudeau’s tweet led to a surge in illegal border crossings.
Prince will have an extradition hearing on May 18.
While the government has claimed that people crossing illegally don’t get a “free ticket,” the reality is that many illegal border crossers are being rewarded with work permits, housing, and taxpayer-funded welfare.
In addition to those rewards, a recent report showed that since April of 2017, 99% of those who crossed illegally have been allowed to stay, and the weakness of the Trudeau government response keeps creating more of an incentive for those thinking of breaking our border laws.
As a result, the number of illegal border crossings is expected to keep increasing.