Many Canadians Are Tired of Illegal Immigrants

It turns out our friendly neighbor up north may have more in common with President Trump than we thought. And this has nothing to do with hockey…

It turns out not every Canadian is doing yoga like their Prime Minister and holding their arms open for immigrants.

According to Reuters, Canadians are sick and tired of illegal immigrants entering their country:

Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.

A significant minority, four out of 10 respondents, said the border crossers could make Canada “less safe,” underlining the potential political risk for Trudeau’s Liberal government.

The increasing flow of hundreds of asylum-seekers of African and Middle Eastern origin from the United States in recent months has become a contentious issue in Canada.

There has been broad bipartisan support for high levels of legal immigration for decades in Canada. But Trudeau has come under pressure over the flow of the illegal migrants. He is questioned about it every time he appears in parliament, from opponents on the left, who want more asylum-seekers to be allowed in, and critics on the right, who say the migrants pose a potential security risk.

Canadians appeared to be just as concerned about illegal immigration as their American neighbors, according to the poll, which was conducted between March 8-9. Some 48 percent of Canadians said they supported “increasing the deportation of people living in Canada illegally.”

You read that correctly. Canadians are just as concerned about illegal immigration as we are.

Droves of illegals are rushing to Canada after President Trump’s “immigration crackdown,” but many Canadians are realizing asylum is great in theory but unpalatable in practice.

It’s tough being the nice guy all the time. But they seem to be changing their tone.

Indeed, when asked what to do with illegals, 48% of Canadians responded, “send these migrants back to the U.S.”

Maybe we’re not that bad after all–we’re just realistic. After all, a country with no borders is no country.


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Regan Pifer

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Reagan Pifer has taught and researched American history and politics in higher education for ten years. These are her rants.

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