A 57-year-old woman, originally from Ghana, has died after trying to illegally enter into Canada. Her body was found in a Minnesota ditch about 1 km from the town of Emerson, Manitoba. Initial reports say she succumbed to hypothermia.
For months now, Conservative Immigration critic Michelle Rempel, a former Manitoban herself, has been calling on the federal government to tell these illegal migrants that crossing the border this way is unsafe.
But you don't have to be the immigration critic to have seen this coming. Any normal, thinking person could have guessed a death would happen at our border. It happened on the Mexico-US border after then President Obama mused about amnesty for illegals in 2014. Illegal immigrants flooded across the southern border, trafficked by violent gangs and cartels and were left unprepared for the elements. Hundreds of bodies of dead illegal immigrants were found in just one Texas County in 2014.
And just like the US, when our leader passively invited people to illegally enter our country, they listened and did. Remember when Justin Trudeau thought the best, most diplomat response to Trump's travel ban was to be a sub tweeting concern troll towards our closest political and trade ally in the world? Trudeau tweeted “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada”.
That was in January. By March, illegal border crossings had increased by 50% and have continued to increase since then. Trudeau invited them, and so they came and now one died.
Will the media be as harsh with Trudeau as they were with Harper when little Alan Kurdi drowned on a beach in Turkey after a boat full of illegal migrants piloted by Alan’s father capsized? The Kurdis weren’t even trying to get to Canada at the time and no one told them they could come here but it was still Harper’s fault. We will watch Trudeau get a pass even though he actually welcomed this migrant woman to come here.
The big problem liberals have with conservatives is that they think we aren't compassionate. But that’s not true. We are compassionate but we want solutions to problems and liberals want to treat the symptoms. For example, I want to stop ISIS, not repeatedly deal with the people who flee them.
It’s not compassionate to encourage migrants to risk their lives doing dangerous and illegal things because they just might end up dead.
I just want immigrants to use the front door to Canada. It’s safer for everyone - them and me.