It’s much too late for Canada’s liberal prime minister to walk back his comments welcoming refugees to flood the country, says a conservative activist.
Back in March, when President Donald Trump was pushing ahead with a halt to refugees from war-torn countries, the media fawned over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for responding with kinder words.
“Regardless of who you are or where you come from,” he proclaimed at the time, “there’s always a place for you in Canada.”
Thousdands of refugees, many of them from Haiti, happily took him at his word and ventured north, most demanding asylum in French-speaking Quebec.
“Canada sees ‘unsustainable’ spike in asylum seeks at U.S. border,” the Reuters news service reported in an August 17 story.
The story reported more than 3,100 refugees walked into the country in July after 884 entered in June, and by mid-August 3,800 more were arrested at the border.
The government estimated more than 11,000 have attempted entry since the beginning of the year.
Canada is a “welcoming country” but also a “country of laws,” Trudeau belatedly explained in an August 21 press conference, where he went on to claim that Canada has “rigorous immigration and customs rules” that will be followed.
Longtime conservative activist Dr. Charles McVety, president of Canada Christian College, says Trudeau failed to enforce the country’s “rigorous” immigration laws that allowed 36,000 Syrian refugees to enter the country.
“His words are opening the floodgates,” says McVety, comparing Trudeau to Germany leader Angela Merkel who tossed aside her country’s immigration laws to allow a flood of refugees.
Trudeau will not face any political consequences for his policies, McVety predicts, because Canada’s media outlets owe their survival to the government they are charged with covering.
Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.