Support for legal immigration depends on the government stopping illegal immigration.
The Trudeau Liberals are taking the most destructive possible approach to immigration.
They are simultaneously increasing the yearly immigration numbers by a massive amount (33% in just three years), while refusing to enforce our border laws and allowing lots of illegal border crossers to enter – and stay – in the country.
As a result, support for legal immigration has fallen to record lows, which is entirely predictable.
When a government refuses to enforce our laws, and when that government allows people to violate those laws and cross illegally, then citizens will understandably refuse to trust the government to handle legal immigration.
And former PM Stephen Harper has explained the situation accurately:
“Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he has “no time for illegal immigration,” because it turns people against legal immigration, which is a boon for the economy and potentially electorally for the Conservative Party.
“As I have told other leaders in other countries, no illegal immigration system or phenomenon will ever be popular with a mass of people. It just will not,” said Harper, in a wide-ranging conversation on the Ben Shapiro Podcast on Sunday.
Harper said he’s “fundamentally pro-immigration,” and that his record in government reflects that, but that “immigration has to be legal” and “is not a right.”
Harper is correct, and if Justin Trudeau really cared about maintaining support for the legal immigration system, he would listen to what Harper is saying.
But it’s become quite clear that Trudeau doesn’t care about supporting legal immigration. He cares about looking like he supports legal immigration, which is a very different thing.
Instead, Trudeau is playing a very dangerous and divisive game. He’s purposely taking actions that reduce support for legal immigration, then using deceptive spin to lump illegal and legal immigration together as the same thing, and then demonizes anyone who questions his policies.
He’s trying to create a crisis, and he’s trying to create anger, so he can campaign against that anger and falsely cast himself as the only pro-legal immigration candidate in the country.
Trudeau’s dangerous game must be exposed and defeated, otherwise Canada’s already-fraying unity will weaken even more, and our once-successful immigration system will be fully wrecked.