The closure of the Canada-US border goes into effect today.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said asylum seekers crossing the border ‘irregularly’ (AKA illegal border crossers) will be turned back at the border.
It’s part of the deal between Canada and the US to shut the border to non-trade travel.
Speaking to reporters, Trudeau said “We also have ensured we are comfortable with this process as being in line with Canada’s values on the treatment of refugees and vulnerable people.”
This is a good move by Trudeau, as Canada cannot risk having people illegally enter our country at any time, least of all when we are facing a pandemic.
You can watch Trudeau’s full remarks below:
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