An onslaught of left-wing celebrities threatened to move to Canada during the 2016 presidential election if Donald J. Trump happened to ascend to the highest office in the land. Much of the liberal backlash against the future commander-in-chief stemmed from what some claimed was his “racist” anti-illegal immigration rhetoric. President Trump’s promise to secure America’s border was deemed nativist, isolationist, and just plain mean. Canada seemed like their only hope for tolerance. But, now Trump is president. His immigration policies are being enforced. And this has the Canadian government telling illegal aliens that are looking to venture to the Great White North, “Don’t come here illegally, folks. It’s against the law.”
Randy Boissonnault, a liberal member of Parliament and a special advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, spoke to a variety of illegal immigrant groups in South Florida about what to expect should they choose to exit the United States and criminally enter into Canada.
While on what might as well have been a “Canada First” speaking tour, he said that it did not matter whether a family in Canada has been living there for “four centuries, four decades, four months or four minutes: A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian…Other than indigenous peoples…our country has been built on, and will continue to be built on, immigration…But if you cross the border illegally, you will be breaking the law. You will be apprehended. And after that, you will be in detention.” (emphasis added) . . .
In the past year, Canada has seen bursts of U.S.-based immigrants crossing illegally into Canada, mostly into the Quebec province that borders New York and other northeastern U.S. states.
In August, Royal Canadian Mounted Police caught more than 5,500 people trying to illegally cross from the U.S. Those were mostly Haitian immigrants who will soon lose Temporary Protected Status as part of the Trump administration’s phase-out of the TPS program that has protected more than 300,000 people from countries struck by war and natural disasters.
(Read more from “Hey, Liberals, Is Canada Racist? Trudeau’s Government Tells Illegal Aliens Don’t Come Here” HERE)