‘Strong system’ can handle migrant influx: Canadian PM
Montreal, Canada - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday promised that his government would redouble its efforts to handle the influx of migrants illegally entering the country from the United States to seek asylum.
“I want to reassure Canadians that we are ensuring that the capacity to deal with these refugees is in place and our immigration system remains strong and robust,” Trudeau told a press conference.
“We are an open and compassionate country but we have a strong system that we follow.”
Canada’s Quebec province, which borders several US states, has seen a large influx of migrants, mainly Haitians, but the system is working, and security of ordinary Canadians has not been compromised, the Prime Minister said. “We remain an open and compassionate country, but part of remaining that way is reassuring Canadians that we are processing properly all of these new arrivals,” he said.