More Illegals Leave U.S., Head For Canada, Due To Trump

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-07-28

Canadian Illegals Numbers Rise June

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In June, the number of people seeking asylum in Canada from the U.S. has continued to rise, according to officials. There were 884 refugee claimants who crossed the border at formal crossings that were picked up by Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which compares to 4,345 total in 2017.

Around 88 percent of June’s illegal crossers were headed to the province of Quebec, where previous illegals were reported to be going towards Manitoba. Many have said they fear deportation from President Trump, which is why they’re now headed to Canada.

More Illegals Detained In Canada

Border Patrol Canada | Photo Credit Foreign Policy

Reuters reports:

“Once in Canada, they are detained and held for questioning and security screening before being allowed to file refugee claims. However, time spent in the United States may put them at a disadvantage.”

“The influx of border-crossers is part of a rising number of refugee claimants in Canada, with 2017 on track to have the highest number of claims since at least 2011. The higher numbers are contributing to worsening delays in refugee hearings.”

“The Canadian government has resisted calls to stop turning asylum seekers back at land border crossings under the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement, which advocates say is the reason so many are crossing illegally.”

Canadians Also Not Greeting Illegals With Open Arms

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Foreign Policy writes:

“Nearly half of Canadians support “increasing the deportation of people living in Canada illegally,” according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Monday. The same share said they supported sending migrants that crossed from the United States right back over the border, while just 36 percent said Canada should accept them and let them apply for refugee status.”

“The popular sentiment could pose a challenge to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who champions a pro-refugee and pro-immigration policy as a stark foil to U.S. President Donald Trump.”

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