Thursday's Citizenship and Immigration Committee hearing was frightening.
Of the 32,000 asylum seekers who have arrived in Canada so far in 2017.
At least 13,211 entered the country illegally, with the majority coming through at Quebec border crossings.
There was another startling fact revealed:
There have been nine deportations of asylum seekers.
Just nine, and those were from British Columbia.
There have been none from Quebec, which is horrifying considering there were asylum claimants discovered with child pornography trying to cross the border into that province.
What does it cost to set up refugee camps in Cornwall, Ontario? To deploy additional police resources to Canada's border towns? To set up new immigration processing centres?
There weren't answers for those questions. But conservative MP Larry MacGuire asked something we all want to know, and was told that each asylum seeker costs anywhere from $15,000 to $20,000 for us to process and care for.
So for this year already, the cost to the taxpayer is between $500 million and $640 million.
Justin Trudeau's "welcome to Canada" tweet could be the most expensive tweet in history.