A new poll shows that Canadians have concerns about border security too – primarily, that there may be dangerous criminals coming in among the illegal aliens crossing their border.
The results of a survey released in the Ottawa Sun on Monday indicate that concerns over safety are on a collision course with personal ideology among Canadians.
Angus Reid Institute conducted the survey of 1,511 adults, between March 13-17. Their executive director, Shachi Kurl, says that most Canadians feel that the refugees are “genuine,” but remain concerned about the risks presented by people entering the country “not through the usual immigration channels.”
According to the Ottawa Sun:
Angus Reid Institute found that 50% of Canadians believe there’s a significant or huge risk of criminals and other dangerous individuals crossing into Canada through the unguarded border points now used by asylum seekers heading north from the U.S.
Almost three in every four Canadians want the country to focus its resources on monitoring and patrolling the border to discourage more crossings.
Despite the challenges of cold weather and distance, more asylum seekers are avoiding entering the U.S. and going to Canada instead. This is not likely to change soon, especially since President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have taken such a strong stance against illegal entry into the U.S.
While older, white, conservative Canadians were attributed as being the main demographic concerned about the crossings, “two in every five NDP and Liberal voters share that concern,” Kurl said.
H/T: Ottawa Sun
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