If you think the illegal border crossing crisis is bad now, imagine how bad it would be if our virtue-signalling politicians said the US wasn’t safe anymore and totally opened the doors…
There are increasing numbers of reports in the elitist media about how Canada should end the Safe Third Country Agreement we have with the United States.
The agreement states that Canada believes the US is a safe country for refugees, and that people seeking to claim refugee status must do so in the first safe country they enter after leaving their original country.
Because of the weakness of the Trudeau government (including his irresponsible “welcome to Canada” tweet), and the contrast that has created with tough policies in the US, Canada is seeing a surge of illegal border crossings.
While the virtue-signallars don’t call the crossings illegal, the fact is that the US is a safe country and those leaving the US to enter Canada are purposely avoiding the legal border crossings. Hence, the crossings are illegal.
But if you think the illegal border crossing crisis is bad now, it would be far worse if Canada suspended the Safe Third Country Agreement.
Yet, leftist academics and virtue-signalling politicians are calling for exactly that.
If Canada took that step, we would be opening the floodgates to everyone in the US illegally, and everyone in other countries who wanted to enter the US illegally in order to get to Canada.
Suspending the agreement would mean that anyone could enter Canada from the US – even outside of a legal crossing – and make a refugee claim. While people are already exploiting a loophole to do that, the combination of the government stating that they view the US as an unsafe country, and allowing anyone to cross anywhere without legal repercussions would cause an even larger surge of illegal crossings.
That would mean opening our borders completely to a nation of over 300 million people, and the hundreds of millions in central and south america.
It wouldn’t be long until our already over-burdened social services (such as the Toronto emergency shelter system that is already being overwhelmed) and our healthcare and education systems would be at the brink of collapse.
The same number of taxpayers would be paying for more and more services for more and more people every single day, and it would not be sustainable.
It would be mean less support for Canadian citizens.
As many have pointed out, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state at the same time. But if the Safe Third Country Agreement is ended, that’s exactly what the Trudeau government would be doing to Canada, and the results would be disastrous for our nation.