Since Trump’s inauguration, many illegal immigrants are bypassing the United States and going to our neighbor in the north.
Almost half of Canadians aren’t interested in welcoming their uninvited guests, however.
Exclusive: Almost half of Canadians want illegal border crossers deported – Reuters poll
Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.
A significant minority, four out of 10 respondents, said the border crossers could make Canada “less safe,” underlining the potential political risk for Trudeau’s Liberal government.
The increasing flow of hundreds of asylum-seekers of African and Middle Eastern origin from the United States in recent months is becoming a contentious issue in Canada.
Although there has been broad bipartisan support for high levels of legal immigration for decades in Canada, Trudeau is under pressure over the flow of the illegal migrants.
He is questioned about it almost every time he appears in parliament, from opponents on the left, who want more asylum-seekers to be allowed in, and critics on the right, who say the migrants pose a potential security risk.
Canadian opposition parties seized on the poll results, with both those on the left and the right saying they underscored their positions.
Our dumb media acts surprised by this news.
Then they go home to their gated communities and guarded apartment buildings.