May 10th, 2017: Looking Back

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Last week, the Trudeau government tabled a new document which revealed that Canada is headed towards an all-time high in asylum claims in 2017. The new data showed that, between January 1 and March 31, 2017, there were a total of 8,960 asylum claims filed through either the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). The 2017 figures are on track to be more than double our recent intake.

True North’s Candice Malcolm points out that unlike resettled refugees, asylum seekers require much more resources, and this surge in spontaneous claims is overwhelming Canada’s immigration system.

In addition, the document reveals that a fellow Western liberal democracy tops the list of asylum-claims to Canada – the United States of America. Canada received more asylum seekers from the U.S. than we did from Somalia, Mexico or Sudan.

We’re glad that some Canadian politicians understand that there’s an illegal immigration crisis at our southern border, but the Trudeau government continues to fail to address the problem.

Instead, shockingly – the Liberals are planning to rubber-stamp potentially dangerous asylum seekers.