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Canada is knee-deep in a refugee quagmire and has publicly blamed President Trump for their poor decision-making.
Last January, in the wake of newly elected Trump’s persistent drum beat and chorus of “build the wall,” world leaders took to the airwaves condemning the big meany and his heartless treatment of potential immigrant and refugees seeking asylum. Not to be outdone in global public relations coverage, our civilized and pleasant neighbors to the north admonished the new world leader’s policies and offered their country as a safe space.
Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, even personally tweeted:
“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada”
O, Canada! What have you done?
The Flood Gates are Open
Canada has enjoyed a geographically protected status from illegal immigration with a buffer of three oceans and the United States, making border crossings almost not worth counting. Indeed, they ceased keeping track, and just enjoyed being, well, the chosen few, Canadian. And to make matters worse, they have no collected historical data on illegal border crossings prior to Trump’s ascendancy to president with which to make comparisons. Oops.
Canada has been able to be magnanimous on immigration, as they have one of the strictest policies in place; a thorough vetting followed by the question, “hey, what do you have of value that we want?” Yes, deadbeats need not apply for resident status.
But all that has changed.
The tsunami of unintended consequences of Trump’s crackdown on immigration has driven seekers northward and has government leaders scrambling to keep Trudeau’s promise. Over 20,000 people, including Nigerians, Salvadorans, Haitians and others, have illegally crossed our shared borders, and are now hanging their hats on the generosity of Canada; who has no idea the financial burden they happily, albeit with great ignorance, agreed to accept. Budget numbers for extra border agents and staff for processing immigrants are beginning to skyrocket, administrative personnel are backlogged and overwhelmed, and cities, provinces, and territories are running low on housing options. Hmm. Sound familiar? (For excruciating details on Canada’s awakening, click here.)
Tip of The Iceberg
The financial and workload woes are just the beginning of Canada’s self-induced nightmare. Now they are faced with allowing potential terrorists into their little slice of peaceful paradise. One such undesirable already slipped through the cracks soon after Trudeau’s welcome to Canada tweet:
“Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, 30, has been charged with five counts of attempted murder, four counts of criminal flight causing bodily harm, and one count each of dangerous driving and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, RCMP announced at a news conference at Edmonton police headquarters on Monday.”
Canada, attempting to stay popular, refused to label the crimes as terrorist attacks. Being politically correct will not deter terrorism, but our neighbors may have to learn this lesson in the most difficult way, as we did.
But have they learned anything from the struggles of the nation south of their border? Do they realize that our government cannot afford one more dependent on our system, in our classrooms, destroying our way of life? Trump may have been the catalyst to Canada’s overburdened immigration system, but Prime Minister Trudeau needs to look no further than his own mirror. His arrogance as he thumbed his nose at our President’s edicts is coming full circle in just a few short months. Let’s see how long Canadians put up with this illegal immigration nonsense before demanding an end to this global scourge.