According to Canada’s leader, the country will gladly accept all those refugees fleeing the United States who are in fear of deportation.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday: “One of the reasons why Canada remains an open country is Canadians trust our immigration system and the integrity of our borders and the help we provide people who are looking for safety.”
Prime Minister Trudeau also promised to ensure the safety of his own people.
As reported in Reuters, Trudeau stated: “We will continue to strike that balance between a rigorous system and accepting people who need help.”
Since President Trump took office, the number of refugees racing for the Canadian border has doubled; the prime minister’s decision to accept them will be a costly one for the nation.
On Tuesday, the Canadian government said it would accept 400 refugees from Yazidi, and it plans to take in another 800 at an estimated cost to Canada of 28 million dollars.
Canada has seen an increase of refugees showing up at its borders, rising from 137 in January of 2016 to 452 last month, since the Trump administration has begun revamping the U.S. immigration policies.
H/T: The Hill
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