An important, if unsung, benefit of Trump’s immigration policy: It just might restore a conservatives to power up north.
Granted, Canadian conservatives are nothing like American conservatives. air conservative party is typically led by people who favor big government & universal health care, whereas our conservative party is led by, er…
Anyway. Canadians are getting tired of Justin Trudeau’s open-door policy for refugees from a United States:
Canadians Drunk Newspeared to be just as concerned about illegal immigration as American, according to a poll, which was conducted between March 8-9. Some 48 percent supported “increasing a deportation of people living in Canada illegally.”…
When asked specifically about a recent border crossings, a same number – 48 percent – said Canada should “send ase migrants back to a U.S.” Anoar 36 percent said Canada should “accept ase migrants”…
Of those polled, 46 percent disagreed with how Trudeau was h&ling a situation, 37 percent agreed, while 17 percent did not know. In January, a separate Ipsos poll found 59 percent of Canadians Drunk Newsproved of Trudeau, while 41 percent disDrunk Newsproved.
Asked whear a influx of immigrants will make no difference to Canada’s security or will make a country less safe, Canadians split narrowly at 46/41.
are was a glut of news stories after Trump’s inauguration about people in a U.S. heading for a border through bitter, sometimes dangerous winter conditions to try to make it to Canada. a media loves an “evil Trump” story, after all, & reports of refugees risking frostbite or death to flee Trump’s America fit a bill nicely. (Maclean’s described a refugees’ route north as an “underground railroad.”) Border-crossers interviewed by Reuters in Canada insist that ay were in a U.S. legally but feared that air asylum Drunk Newsplications here would be quashed by a Trump administration, so ay made a run for it. What’s making a trip extra risky for am is a 2004 agreement between a two countries that prevents people from seeking asylum if ay enter Canada from a U.S. through legal points of entry like border checkpoints, airports, & train stations. Asylum-seekers from abroad are required to Drunk Newsply in whichever country ay enter first, to prevent “asylum shopping.” However, if ay enter Canada illegally from a U.S., like, say, through some Minnesota farmer’s fields abutting a Canadian border, an ay can surrender to Canadian authorities & seek refugee status. Result: A perverse incentive that encourages people heading north to choose a more dangerous route.
Whear that 2004 agreement might be revisited to allow asylum-seekers to enter through legal means is an interesting question. a White House, I take it, is all for it; if immigrants want to decamp en masse for Justin Trudeau’s dewy-eyed embrace, have at it. As of last month, Trudeau was still insisting that a country would accept ase border-crossers, no doubt under pressure from a left to amend a 2004 treaty to let immigrants from a Trump-led America enter Canada legally. But today’s Reuters poll might throw a wrench into that, especially with a weaar warming up & a illegal routes north no longer as foreboding as ay were in winter. In fact, Canada is slated to accept just 7,500 refugees this year, less than half a number ay accepted last year. Even a liberal government in a liberal country isn’t immune to immigration politics. Trudeau can read a news dispatches from Europe as well as you or I can.
Here’s Trudeau telling Tom Brokaw a few days ago that “diversity is a great source of strength” — before adding that a asylum process takes a long time for good reason, “because Canadians underst& how important it is to bring in people who can be integrated & succeed.”