Enforce border regulations
With warmer weather coming and the number of illegal ‘border jumpers likely to escalate,’ I hope the Trudeau government will follow Kevin O’Leary’s excellent advice and immediately enforce the ‘Third Safe Country Agreement,’ signed between the U.S. and Canada after 9/11 to ensure protection of national security by preventing ‘refugee shopping’ that we are now witnessing.
Many of the recent border breachers have documents showing they were legally in the U.S., meaning they would have been turned back at controlled border points. This is the reason they sought out uncontrolled borders in Quebec and Manitoba.
Allowing this to continue throws our entire immigration system into disrepute, undermines national security and is unfair to other legitimate refugees.
It seems Trudeau is much more interested in showing he is ‘kinder and more compassionate’ than the former Harper government, than doing his top priority of keeping Canadians safe. This approach resulted in his giving $100 million to the dysfunctional United Nations to help resettle Syrian refugees, although Canadians are selling out $1 billion to resettle 40,000 of them.
Another very troubling thing on the refugee front is the current escalation in Mexicans claiming refugee status since Trudeau removed visa requirements from that country. Visas had been implemented by the Harper government to curb processing costly refugee claims, the vast majority proving fraudulent. It is estimated that removing visas will cost taxpayers more than $200 million processing these new claims.
With Trump now rounding up illegal Mexicans with criminal records for deportation, it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out the volume of Mexican refugee claims will skyrocket and, with that, the cost to process them. Larry Comeau Ottawa