The surge of illegal aliens crossing the northern U.S. border since President Trump took office is increasing, but they’re all headed north, fleeing the United States to seek asylum in Canada.
A large majority of those crossing into Canada illegally are Haitians, who admit they are fleeing because of President Trump, and are fearful that they will be deported from the United States, since the temporary protected status given to Haitians after the 2010 earthquake will expire in January.
Recent news reports revealed that an average of 150 illegal aliens per day are crossing into Quebec. There are so many arriving that Canadian officials have now installed portable toilets, along with tents and chairs to process the migrants as they come across the border, pulling their suitcases behind them.
After the illegal crossers are apprehended by police, they are transported by the busloads to a nearby processing station, where they are documented, then transported to the city on another bus.
With nowhere to go, the large influx of mostly Haitian illegal migrants are being taken to the Olympic stadium in Montreal where they are allowed to take shelter, as their numbers continue to swell. Officials stated on August 3 that at least 1,575 asylum seekers are being given temporary housing at various locations throughout Quebec.
Immigration lawyer Neil Drabkin said, “What they’re effectively doing is coming here illegally and jumping the que.” He acknowledged the majority of Canadians are generous, but they also “don’t want our laws and our systems undermined.”
Many Canadian citizens along the border are expressing the same dismay over the massive influx of illegal aliens coming into their country as U.S. citizens have expressed over the same problem.
In Emerson, Manitoba, a frustrated Greg Janzen said, “There’s 500 and some kilometers of unmanned border, anybody can come in and walk across it. Nobody here to pick them up, they don’t go to jail. Our borders have become a joke.”
Another Emerson resident, Rob Opocensky, said, “It just isn’t right. The border’s there for a reason, and it’s not doing its job.”
In 2016, thousands of Haitians migrated through Mexico and streamed across the border into the United States. Reportedly at least 16,000 Haitians arrived at the Mexican border city of Tijuana alone last year. Now that they are fearful of President Trump’s strict immigration policies, they are going on to Canada.
The Washington Post reported that a civil rights group is filing a lawsuit against “top U.S. officials,” alleging that the U.S. failed to give the Haitians asylum at the Mexico border. The suit claims that U.S. border patrol officials have told the illegal aliens, “Donald Trump just signed new laws saying there is no asylum for anyone.” Homeland Security denied that, stating that the U.S. asylum laws have not changed.
On August 2, President Trump unveiled a merit-based immigration reform program, intended to put the needs of struggling American families ahead of immigrants, as part of his plan to put America first.
The bill would implement a skills-based points system, giving priority to immigrants who can speak English and have demonstrated that they can support themselves and add value to the American economy.
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