Instead of real answers, Canadians got a bunch of meaningless talking points.
As the illegal border crossing crisis continues, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen was questioned for four hours by Opposition MPs.
In all that time, he refused to give any substantive answers as to how the Trudeau government will deal with the crisis.
As noted by the Globe & Mail, “The Immigration Minister is refusing to say whether the federal government will seek the power to automatically turn away thousands of refugee claimants who walk across the border under an asylum agreement with the United States.”
When Conservative Immigration Critic Michelle Rempel asked whether Hussen would take action by declaring the entire border an official point of entry – a common sense proposal which would deal with the loophole letting people enter illegally – Hussen said “Transforming the whole border into a port of entry would be impractical in terms of providing border and immigration services along its entire length, which is 9,000 kilometres.”
You know what’s even more impractical? Letting our entire border be treated like a joke.
Hussen is refusing to take action, and his weak approach will only make the crisis worse.
By showing no willingness to stand up for our border, the Trudeau government is sending the message that Canada is open to everyone who wants to cross illegally, and all that people have to do is get into the country and they’re home free.
While people seeking to legally immigrate to Canada and legitimate refugees are forcibly pushed to the back of the line, illegal border crossers get access to services paid for by the taxpayers, transportation paid for by the taxpayers, welfare paid for by the taxpayers, and work permits.
All of it is a huge incentive to cross illegally, and Hussen’s ‘performance’ during the four hour grilling shows that the crisis won’t be ending anytime soon.
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