And this doesn’t even include the growing cost to provinces as the number of illegal border crossers adds up.
As the Trudeau government fails to secure Canada’s borders, the cost of illegal border crossings continues to pile up.
Now, that cost has been revealed.
In the past two years, the Trudeau government has spent $270 million of our taxpayer dollars on illegal border crossers.
As noted by Global News, “All four agencies involved in dealing with irregular migration – RCMP, Immigration, Public Safety Canada and the Immigration and Refugee Board – submitted amounts they have spent every month since early 2017 when the influx of asylum seekers began to ramp up.”
While $270 million is a lot of money, it’s not even the full picture.
This doesn’t include the cost to provincial and municipal governments, and it doesn’t include what the federal government will likely end up spending to meet provincial demands for support.
When all of that is added up – and the cost keeps rising because the crossings aren’t stopping – the cost of illegal border crossers will soon reach over a $1 billion, with no end in sight.
All of that money is money that can’t be spent on Canadian citizens. It represents money stolen from Canadian taxpayers, and given to those who have disrespected Canada’s border. A government that can’t even protect our territory and diverts our tax dollars away from Canadians is a government that has no business being in power.