Until Trudeau acts on border crisis, Canada is basically one giant sanctuary city
What’ll it take for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to unequivocally state that it’s against the law to illegally enter Canada and that he flat out doesn’t want anyone doing it?
That’s what needs to be done to stem the flood of illegal migrants crossing into Canada daily from the United States. It’s his problem. He started it. He’s uniquely positioned to solve it.
It’s an odd notion, that the sentiments and sayings of a political leader alone are enough to shift an issue. It should be more difficult, more complex. And in some respects it is. But it’s a fact that Trudeau’s hashtag virtue-signalling bears a huge amount of responsibility for the illegal crossings happening at the Quebec border right now.
Back in January he issued his famous #WelcometoCanada tweet that ambiguously implied everyone was welcome to come on in. “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada took to social media to restate the country’s open-door policy,” none other than The New York Times parlayed to readers around the world in the first sentence of a major story.
This misleading sentiment continued to be spread throughout migrant circles in the intervening months, bringing us to the current boiling point. “Migrants are being misled about Canada’s immigration policy,” a recent CTV News headline blares. “False information sends asylumseeking Haitians to Canada,” says The Globe & Mail.
Disturbingly, we’ve heard little from the actual government when it comes to correcting the record. And it’s not like they’ve been shy in the past at correcting faulty information making its way onto the public record.
In January, the prime minister’s office went out of its way to ask for a correction from Fox News Channel for one of their tweets that incorrectly identified the background of the suspect in the Quebec mosque shooting. But the PMO never wrote to The New York Times and other outlets to clarify the “open-door policy” error, which has more damaging repercussions.
The bureaucrats are clearly trying. The immigration and refugee department made a Facebook post over the weekend correcting messages circulating through WhatsApp and other online channels that claims the government is encouraging people to come here.
“In fact, the Government of Canada discourages people from entering Canada outside of designated ports of entry as it can be dangerous and is a violation of the law,” the post reads.
It’s been shared a measly 124 times. And immigration minister Ahmed Hussen, who’s been near silent on the most pressing issue of his portfolio, did tweet out the link without any added comment.
But do you know whose tweet would garner way more than 124 shares? Justin Trudeau’s. He’s the brand. He’s the megaphone. He’s got the power to set the world straight.
Why doesn’t he do What’s the hold up?
Migrants have told reporters they’re making the trek because they’ve been told Trudeau is welcoming them. The truth though, when it comes to this latest crop of arrivals originally from Haiti, is that there’s a good chance they’re just going to be sent back once their claims are processed. Why is Trudeau letting them enter under false pretenses largely of his own creation?
Sure, the Liberals campaigned on being open and progressive. Canadians took them up on that. But nobody, save for a handful of fringe activists, actually wants them to support open borders and sanctuary cities? Right? Please, tell me I’m right. Because, if not, we’ve got much bigger problems afoot.
Although right now it doesn’t matter, because until Trudeau acts, Canada is already one giant sanctuary city.
Do we have any more Olympic Stadiums lying around? Because the first one’s filling up fast. it?