Number of People Fleeing U.S. for Canada Triples

Written by SK Ashby

CBC News reported several weeks ago that the number of people fleeing the United States and making their way to Quebec had increased so much that local officials decided to open the former Olympic Stadium in Montreal to house them.

According to the Canadian government, the number of people fleeing the U.S. and seeking asylum in Canada tripled last month. Moreover, it appears an even greater number of people will request asylum this month.

via Reuters:

More than 3,100 people walked across the border illegally in July to file refugee claims and were arrested, up from 884 in June, the federal government said.

Ninety-six percent of them went to Quebec, where an influx of asylum seekers, primarily Haitians, is sparking a backlash from opposition politicians and anti-immigrant groups in the primarily French-speaking province.

In the first 15 days of August, an additional 3,800 asylum seekers were arrested crossing the U.S. border into Quebec, said Royal Canadian Mounted Police Chief Superintendent Claude Castonguay.

It's sad to say these people will almost certainly find better lives in Canada where the federal government is not being run by a racist reality TV host and an attorney general straight out of antebellum.

Even if you've been granted asylum in the United States, which these people have, the Trump regime is threatening to take it all away on a whim.

It's imperative that the next session of Congress retake control of immigration policy. We know the current session isn't going to do anything about it.