‘Strong sys­tem’ can han­dle migrant in­flux: Cana­dian PM

Muscat Daily - - WORLD - AFP

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.

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