Gangs and Border Security Minister Bill Blair had to walk back a claim he made to CTV News that most of the illegal migrants to Canada have self deported, or have been deported by Canadian officials, with a tweet explaining that he “misspoke.”
In reality, of the thirty-four thousand illegal border crossers that have arrived since Trudeau’s welcome to Canada tweet in January 2017, only one per cent have been removed.
That’s one heck of a misspeak from Blair. But it gets even worse.
Nine hundred people facing deportation from the United States have crossed the border into Canada since June 2017, and of those fugitives from American justice, only six have been deported from Canadian soil.
Those are a lot of somebody else's problems just walking the streets of Canada, waiting years for an immigration hearing.
In a recent exchange in the House of Commons with Conservative Immigration Critic Michelle Rempel, Blair couldn’t tell Canadians where these criminals are.
But I'm willing to make an educated guess where the majority of these people absconding from laws in the United States have gone: Toronto and Montreal.
That’s because these are Canada’s sanctuary cities where city councillors have voted to erase Canadian immigration law and extend taxpayer funded municipal services to illegals and deportation dodgers.
These lawless folk can even have contact with law enforcement officers without worrying that their immigration status will result in detention and removal.
Immigration laws don’t exist in Sanctuary Cities.
And now, thanks to virtue signalling progressives on Edmonton City Council who voted 10-3 to become that latest Canadian city to welcome the lawless and illegal, those deemed inadmissible by our neighbours to the south have another place to settle and hide.
I think Edmontonians, like the rest of the country, are not comfortable with criminals seeking refuge in their cities and their government encouraging it at the expense of the city’s needy and homeless.
That’s why I have a petition asking Edmonton’s council to stop giving away services to illegal migrants while 11K Edmontonians are homeless.
Please visit UpholdTheLaw.ca to sign and share the petition with family and friends. Let’s get a signature for every homeless Edmontonian now fighting for scarce social services.
I want to do something else too - something Edmonton’s Mayor didn’t do. I want to ask Edmontonians their opinion by commissioning a professional poll to ask what they think about becoming a sanctuary city.
If you’re able to help me cover the cost to give Albertans their say, you can do that too, at UpholdTheLaw.ca.