I have no problem with Canada accepting refugees. It is part of what we do — help folks fleeing war.
What refugee programs are not for is helping people who walk across our border, illegally, from the United States of America.
These people are fake refugees. They are fleeing a safe country, the United States, a country that follows the rule of law.
We have story after story of people walking through the snow, crossing farmers fields and cutting through forests to declare themselves refugees in Canada.
First it was the hundreds of mostly Somalis walking from Minnesota into Manitoba but now we are also hearing about a spike in refugee claims in Quebec.
Canada and the United States signed the Safe Third Country Agreement in the early 2000s, but the way that agreement is applied in Canada, it only counts at official border crossings. Walk through a field and into Canadian territory and you can claim refugee status and we will treat you like one.
We have people in this country encouraging this behaviour. Lead Now and No One Is Illegal telling Trudeau to drop the Safe Third Countries Agreement.
Then there are places like Ottawa where left wing activists at the municipal level are organizing to push for the nation’s capital to become a sanctuary city.
They’re trying to use Trump and his election in the United States to overwhelm our immigration system and change it forever.
We need to insist that the laws we have are followed that the people sneaking across the border in any way shape or form are not rewarded, because when you reward bad behaviour, you get more of it.
Sign our petition at NoIllegals.ca and tell Trudeau's Liberals to crack down on fake refugees.