Things are picking up again, particularly in Quebec. The data for the later on in 2022 (July – October) shows that another 14,572 people illegally entered Canada, and that’s just what’s on the books. It should surprise no one that Roxham Road remains the most popular point of entry. We still don’t have the numbers for November and December yet, but they’ll push the 2022 total towards 40,000
For reference, these are just the number of interceptions that happened BETWEEN official border ports. It says nothing of the system itself being otherwise gamed. That has been covered elsewhere.
And what has 2022 brought us?
The numbers of people entering Canada illegally is rising again, after dropping in 2020 and 2021. Over 7,000 people were intercepted by the RCMP in the first 3 months of 2022. Another 9,400 came in the next 3 months. Of course, this is just what’s on the books, and just what’s publicly available.
Of all the things the authorities should be cracking down on….
Of course, this problem has been going on for a very long time. Here are some earlier years, to show the trends. There was a significant drop (although not a complete stop) during this “pandemic” psy-op. Makes sense, as flaunting the open borders would have been too obvious.
This is an issue that could be solved very quickly. But no major party has any intention of doing anything about it.
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Illegals were still coming into Canada via land border crossings during the Harper years. Interestingly though, it only receives major attention when Liberals are in power. A cynic may wonder why.
Of course, none of this addresses the absurdly high levels of legal migration that happens annually in Canada. That’s been the subject of many articles.
And here are some other things to consider:
In 2019, something happened that wasn’t really reported on. It was that the Canadian Government scrapped the DCO, or Designated Country of Origin policy. This stopped people from 42 countries (mainly in Europe) from being able to abuse the refugee system with bogus claims.
The Parties agree to review this Agreement and its implementation. The first review shall take place not later than 12 months from the date of entry into force and shall be jointly conducted by representatives of each Party. The Parties shall invite the UNHCR to participate in this review. The Parties shall cooperate with UNHCR in the monitoring of this Agreement and seek input from non-governmental organizations.
As for the Safe 3rd Country Agreement, people are still allowed to enter, and it’s still being gamed by human smugglers and traffickers. Few people know this, but the Treaty is actually a 3-way arrangement with the UNHCR acting as a sort of facilitator.
The U.N. High Commission on Refugees is a party to the Canada/U.S. border, at least as far as asylum claims are concerned. If both countries are considered “safe”, then why is this kind of shopping allowed?
Not only is the United Nations a party to U.S/Canada border security, but the organization distributes information packages on how to circumvent the Safe Third Country Agreement. While claiming to care about the integrity of countries, they publish materials to do exactly the opposite.
And no, this isn’t just well meaning naivety. The U.N. has extensively studied the connection between lack of border enforcement, and the facilitation of human smuggling and trafficking. It isn’t a surprise that open borders lead to increases in illegal crossings. They know exactly what’s going on.
If that doesn’t make your blood boil, what will?
In all fairness, the issue of illegal crossings into Canada isn’t nearly as bad as the United States. And that’s a topic that needs far more extensive coverage. Even so, the problems on this border still, it’s an issue that does need to be reported on. More statistics in Canada are coming later.