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Reuters: Trump to Blame for Canada’s Immigration Problem

Reuters: Trump to Blame for Canada’s Immigration Problem

“Trump’s tougher immigration policies have had a major impact on Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board”

Canada is apparently struggling with an immigration problem. Our neighbor to the north has reportedly become overwhelmed by illegal border crossings of people seeking refugee status.

According to Reuters, that’s a result of Trump’s crackdown south of the Canadian border.

Anna Mehler Paperny writes:

Collateral damage: How Trump threw Canada’s refugee system into turmoil

Buffered by three oceans and the United States to the south, Canada has for decades had the luxury of being able to pick and choose its newcomers. So few asylum seekers crossed the U.S. border illegally over the years that Canada didn’t consistently track the numbers.

That has changed dramatically over the past 14 months. U.S. President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration and his move to strip Haitians, Salvadorans and others of their temporary legal status have had a broad effect on Canada’s refugee system, Reuters interviews with social service providers, government officials and a review of Canadian immigration data show.

More than 20,000 people, including thousands of Haitians and Nigerians and hundreds of Turks, Syrians and Eritreans, have crossed the border into Canada illegally over the past year in search of asylum, many fleeing in fear that Trump would deport them to their home countries…

Trump’s tougher immigration policies have had a major impact on Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board, which determines refugee claims. It has become so overwhelmed with cases it is ignoring legislated time limits for dealing with them.

See? Trump is the problem. It has absolutely nothing to do with Justin Trudeau.

Oh wait. This January 2017 report from The Guardian is problematic:

Justin Trudeau responds to Donald Trump’s immigration ban by saying refugees are welcome in Canada

Justin Trudeau has responded to Donald Trump’s immigration ban by saying Canada welcomes refugees who have been rejected from the US.

The Canadian Prime Minister also said he intends on talking to Mr Trump about the success of the refugee and immigration policy in Canada.

Mr Trudeau made the heart felt plea on social media and also uploaded an image of him greeting a Syrian child at Toronto airport.

“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada,” he tweeted.

While the liberal media was in the throes of freaking out about Trump’s travel ban, Trudeau was held up as the picture of virtue. This New York Times article is also from January 2017:

In Canada, Justin Trudeau Says Refugees Are Welcome

As President Trump’s executive order on immigration stranded people around the world and provoked condemnation, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada took to social media to restate the country’s open-door policy.

“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith,” Mr. Trudeau wrote on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. “Diversity is our strength.”

Another post showed him in photograph with a child, apparently a Syrian refugee who had just arrived, with the caption “#WelcomeToCanada.” The post was shared at least 224,000 times on Twitter.

Now that Trudeau’s policy decision is a problem, it’s somehow Trump’s fault.

Who could have guessed this would happen?

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Rick the Curmudgeon | March 21, 2018 at 1:05 pm

Our neighbor to the north has reportedly become overwhelmed by illegal border crossings of people seeking refugee status.


    healthguyfsu in reply to Rick the Curmudgeon. | March 21, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Last I checked there was no direct route to cross the Canadian border from Mexico. If they want to blame someone, they should be blaming Obama and Dems who are and were charmin soft on border security and domestic sovereignty.

    But if you don’t know where you’re going
    Any road will take you there

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Rick the Curmudgeon. | March 22, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    One of my children received a full ride scholarship for their PhD, and has been considering staying in Canada. I pointed out that it would be wise to carefully consider the impact of all those poor, misunderstood Muslims on Canada.

When liberal posturing goes bad.

Who would have thought Cloward and Piven would bust socialist states first? I still think declaring California the only ICE free sanctuary state would work wonders for the Dem Party of Cali.

This is an extension of ‘Trump lives rent-free in every leftist’s head where he wields enormous global power to control practically everything – like Hitler.’

How about dem tariffs, Justin?

buckeyeminuteman | March 21, 2018 at 1:19 pm

The picture is perfect. Thin, effeminate Trudeau hugging one side of a chair that is too big for him trying to figure out what to do with his hands. The Donald with a scowl seems annoyed he had to pose for a photo op with this kid. Trump is clearly in charge at this meeting.

Justin Trudeau looks “fabulously” feminine in that photo.

    Paul In Sweden in reply to Exiliado. | March 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    I was thinking to myself look at the smirk on that pixie. That trust fund substitute drama teacher sitting next to our Business Tycoon POTUS needs to skip back North of the border ASAP and find ‘zee/zer or hen?’ a safe space in Ottawa.

    tom_swift in reply to Exiliado. | March 21, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    He looks like he’s waiting for Trump to grab his . . . . .

    Paul in reply to Exiliado. | March 21, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    The next time I hear somebody whining about “manspreading” I’m going to show that photo.

The Canadians complain about thousands of poor foreigners from third-world $hitholes crossing the border to come live in Canada, and expecting Canadian taxpayers to provide for them.

Meanwhile, for decades now, we in the U.S. have been dealing with millions and millions of poor foreigners coming here to hop aboard the U.S.-taxpayer-funded gravy train, and listening to the sanctimonious Canadians tell us that we’re hateful raaaaaacists if we object.

The Canadians get no sympathy from me. They should be grateful that they’re only getting thousands now, because there are a whole LOT more where those came from, and we’d be more than happy to send more of them Justin’s way.

Liberal proclaims country will extend free benies to anybody who shows up, wonders out loud why so many people show up.


OleDirtyBarrister | March 21, 2018 at 2:22 pm

There is a first destination or first country rule that generally requires asylum seekers to apply in the first “safe” country they arrive when fleeing. If that applies in Canada, those arriving from south of the border are going to have a hard time. But in the meantime, Canada has an illegal alien and a problem with a pile of paperwork.

    healthguyfsu in reply to OleDirtyBarrister. | March 21, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    A 5 year old can see how that policy would be geographically disadvantageous, but, if true, when have world policy makers ever cared about something that disfavored countries in a position like the US.

Dejectedhead | March 21, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Canada was overwhelmed by 20,000 illegal immigrants?

Get back to us when it’s 20 million Canada.

    It doesn’t take that much to overwhelm their systems:

    1.) Their governmental structure has NEVER had to deal with that level of incoming illegal aliens / assylum seekers. Everybody wanted to go to the United States because it’s just better (higher GDP per capita, higher standard of living, better health care [Universal Coverage = longer waits/denials], better tech generally, more opportunities, generally better climate, etc…).

    2.) The total population of Canada is roughly 36.3 million individuals, with a GDP of 1.5 Trillion. Assuming the estimate numbers are right and there are about 40 Million undocumented illegal aliens in the United States, that puts Canada’s population at just about 10% (1/10th) of the United States, with a GDP of 8% (1/12th) of the united GDP of 18.57 Trillion.

    Canada is a good “second” choice to the the United States (as compared to Mexico), and up until recently, Canada didn’t have any reason to look at their own population. Now that the illegals that don’t want to get deported back to their own countries if caught are scurrying across, Canada’s rethinking that and realizing the issues that will arrive with those “undesirable” immigrants (Crime, Social Issues, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Illness long eradicated, etc…).

great unknown | March 21, 2018 at 3:28 pm

And Reuters blames Israel for the woes in Gaza. And Reuters came up with the famous aphorism immediately after 9/11: One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.

Of course today the word “man” would have to be replaced with “person”.

It’s Canada’s own fault. They should’ve voted for someone else.

This clown makes obama almost as manly as his ‘wife.’

We can ponder how stupid Canadians were in electing this warped man-child, but then, we elected obama, didn’t we?

But then…we elected Trump.

When will Canada learn by 2019?

The left is optimistic they won’t:

10 Reasons Why Trudeau Will Win The Next Federal Election:

I’m pleased each and every time Trump gets a Liberal head to explode!

healthguyfsu | March 21, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Went to weigh in on comments from that Reuters article…must be nice to live in a blogospheric echo chamber. Nothing but mock respect for those snowflakes from snowland.

Trudeau is just following the lead of his father, Pierre the Great.

If I could push a few more across the border, I would. On a good day I can see it from my front porch 😉

Let us remember that the September 11 highjackers came into the U.S. from Canada. If Canada continues its policy of accepting anybody and everybody we will need another much longer border wall than the one with Mexico…

Trump seems to be like global warming. Is there anything he isn’t responsible for? Besides the economy improving, which all true believers know is do the foundational work President 0bama did. Clearly, that isn’t Trump’s doing.

My bad–please note the correction:
Trump seems to be like global climate change. Is there anything he isn’t responsible for, including, global climate change.

We have found Obama’s white half.

At some point in time these believers are going to need to be re-integrated into society, hopefully as useful members. How will that be done? When Saddam Hussein was deposed in Iraq, we kept all former members of the Ba’ath Party from holding civil service jobs. That proved to be problematic, as some had joined the party to get the job and weren’t believers. Besides, some important jobs weren’t getting done. However, the progressive left doesn’t have a membership program, so it’s members will be distinctive by the way the insist on parroting old lies. “Women only make $0.76 for every $1 a man makes!”, and so on and so forth. Eugenics was very popular in this country before WWII, but nobody mentioned it afterwards. (Except Planned Parenthood, which still targets non-White and poor.)

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Milwaukee. | March 22, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Society is better off when people who are unwilling to do the heavy lifting of nurturing a child for about twenty years do not have them. Statistics show this is especially true with those who dwell in inner cities, people whose culture and parenting produce criminals at more than seven fold the normal rate. There are things worse than not being born.