It’s no secret that the vast majority of people entering Canada illegally are doing so at Roxham Road, which connects New York State to Quebec. It’s not that politicians are too cowardly to stop this, but rather, they are unwilling to.
In the year 2022, some 40,000 people entered illegally, with about 99% of them coming through Roxham Road.
The Government of Quebec has complained that there are too many to handle. However, this is not a principled objection, but one of logistics. So, a new plan has emerged.
To reiterate, Quebec won’t be doing anything to actually prevent people from entering illegally. Instead, they’ll just be shipped off to other parts of the country. Apparently, this is what counts as “listening” to Quebec’s wishes.
This comes on the heels of New York City announcing that they’ll be paying for bus tickets so that illegals can be dropped in Canada. Like with Quebec, there seems to be no ideological objection. Instead, it’s a case of there simply being too many to handle.
And the problem goes much deeper than that.
So-called “based” Governors like Ron DeSantis of Florida, and Greg Abbott of Texas are also doing nothing to prevent mass illegal entry from the south. Instead, their “solution” is to redirect them further north. This pretty much ensures that they’ll never be removed from the country — unless they go to north — and that is already happening.
Many cheer what DeSantis and Abbott are doing, but what about U.S. citizens that are forced to accommodate these people in their communities? They never voted for this, but are getting the shaft anyway.
What we’re left with is a situation of people illegally entering the U.S. (largely from Mexico), with the potential to be left pretty much anywhere in Canada. Of course, neither Canadians nor Americans were asked if this what they wanted. And looking at the numbers from the U.S. into Canada….
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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.
Canadians need to face the reality that these problems don’t stop with the U.S. border. A lot of the people who make it that far will eventually head north.
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.
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.