Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The New Harper

That's what Trump is to Moron-Boy:

Trump immigration policies have overwhelmed Canada's refugee system: report

President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration has led to an increase in the number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally now seeking asylum in Canada, according to Reuters.

More than 20,000 people, many fearing that Trump would deport them, crossed the border into Canada in search of asylum in 2017, Reuters reported. The migration wave does not seem to be abating in 2018, with over 1,500 asylum seekers crossing the border in January.

The heavy influx of immigrants has overwhelmed Canada’s asylum system and caused some of the worst delays in recent years.

All refugee claims are supposed to be processed within 60 days, but in December 2017, 86 percent of hearings didn’t happen when they were supposed to.

According to Reuters, aid agencies are also having difficulty finding accommodations for the migrants.

In November, Toronto spent about $20 million to house refugees in hotel rooms through the end of 2018, according to city documents obtained by Reuters.

The city has said that it needs more help from the federal government to house the refugees.

“We are not saying ‘No’ to refugees. We are saying, ‘Absolutely, come and live in Toronto. Build your life in Toronto.’ But we cannot do this without the support of other orders of government,” Toronto city councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam told Reuters.

The Canadian government has set aside $173 million in its latest budget to cover the costs of processing refugee applications and increasing the patrols at the border.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken to Trump about the situation but has not explicitly blamed the Trump administration for the increase in migrants.

That is because it isn't Trump's fault:

Following Trump’s ham-fisted executive order on immigration security, Trudeau took to social media to once again contrast himself from Trump on refugees.

“To those fleeing persecution, terror and war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith,” said Trudeau on Twitter. “Diversity is our strength. Welcome to Canada.”


The numbers show that more than half of the nation’s new 2016 illegal aliens arrived legally at airports and seaports, instead of sneaking across a land border, said Steve Camarota, a data expert at the Center for Immigration Studies. The overall inflow was about 550,000 illegals in 2016, he said. 

Roughly 1.47 percent of visitors overstay their visas, but many leave a few months later. For example, 740,000 of 50 million 2016 visitors overstayed their visas in 2016, but 2o0,000 went home by December 2016, leaving roughly 540,000 of them illegally living in the United States on January 10, 2017.

The 2015 and 2016 overstays added up to 850,000 illegal immigrants in early 2017. Overall, overstays are thought to comprise roughly 40 percent of the widely accepted claim of 11 million resident illegals.

Agency officials are testing a new system to track the departures of visitors and so identify people who illegally overstay their visas. The tracking system was put on a fast track to deployment by President Donald Trump in February, alongside his push to extend the nation’s walls and fences along the border with Mexico.

During the tenure of former President Barack Obama, his DHS appointee did little to track or reduce the number of people who overstayed their visas.

So there's that.

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