Even though the mainstream press has largely stopped covering the issue, people are still coming into Canada illegally, and we are still covering their expenses.
While our Government and media routinely distract with fear-porn about a non-existent virus, the important issue of border security seems to have disappeared. Admittedly, it has been neglected here on this site as well.
In any event, let’s look at some recent information about the costs associated with this virtue signaling. Keep in mind, this is not a complicated issue. Governments could put a stop to this problem overnight if they wanted to. The only reasonable conclusion is that they want to “appear” to be helpless, while ensuring this continues.
|Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development||Apr. 25, 2018 – Mar. 31, 2019||$900,000|
|ARK Group DMCC||Mar. 16, 2020 – May 31, 2021||$999,894|
|CCFC – Christian Children’s Fund of Canada||Mar. 21, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2021||$12,671,151|
|City of Hamilton (Government)||Aug. 2, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020||$220,000|
|City of Ottawa (Government)||Apr. 5, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020||$7,000,000|
|City of Toronto (Government)||Jul. 31, 2018 – Mar. 31, 2019||$26,000,000|
|City of Toronto (Government)||May 10, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020||$45,000,000|
|City of Toronto (Government)||Aug. 29, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020||$17,000,000|
|City of Toronto (Government)||Apr. 1, 2020 – Mar. 31, 2021||$23,000,000|
|City of Toronto (Government)||Apr. 1, 2020 – Mar. 31, 2021||$16,000,000|
|City of Ottawa (Government)||Jun. 26, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020||$10,100,000|
|City Of Victoria (Government)||May 15, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020||$6,000,000|
|International Organization for Migration||2013-2014 Project||$3,087,839|
|International Organization for Migration||Dec. 7, 2015 – Dec. 31, 2018||$10,000,000|
|International Organization for Migration||April 2018 to April 2019||$22,000|
|International Organization for Migration||Feb. 1, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2023||$15,000,000|
|International Organization for Migration||Mar. 15, 2019 – Mar. 15, 2020||$19,500|
|International Organization for Migration||Mar. 26, 2019 – Mar. 26, 2020||$50,000|
|International Organization for Migration||Jun. 24, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2023||$2,219,042|
|International Organization for Migration||Mar. 12, 2020 – Sep. 30, 2023||$1,199,636|
|Nakache, Delphine (University of Ottawa)||Mar. 15, 2018||$213,936|
|Province of Manitoba (Government)||Jul. 31, 2018 – Mar. 31, 2019||$3,000,000|
|Province of Manitoba (Government)||Aug. 21, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020||$5,000,000|
|Province of Quebec (Government)||Aug. 29, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020||$250,000,000|
|Province of Quebec (Government)||Apr. 1, 2020 – Mar. 31, 2021||$94,000,000|
|Province of Quebec (Government)||Apr. 1, 2020 – Mar. 31, 2021||$30,000,000|
|Regional Municipality of Peel (Government)||Aug. 21, 2019 – Mar. 31, 2020||$2,200,000|
|United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees||Mar. 29, 2019 – Mar. 29, 2020||$50,000|
Some of these grants are worth a look in closer detail. Keep in mind, this is just what’s getting flagged by “irregular”. There is most likely more money coming from other sources.
With the International Organization for Migration, it looks like we are handing out cash to facilitate the illegal movement of people. It doesn’t seem like prevention at all.
As one example (albeit a small one), Canadian taxpayers sent $50,000 to Costa Rica. The idea was to discourage them from coming illegally, but to inform them of the litany of methods to enter Canada legally.
Another grant sent $1.2 million to Nigeria, to combat human smuggling and trafficking. At least that was the stated goal. However, consider the large numbers of Nigerians simply coming across the border from the United States, it seems more like we just subsidized their travel.
In fact, Nigerians have been the largest group to enter Canada illegally over the last few years.
|Democratic Republic of Congo||2,094||362||292||1,328|
Note: This doesn’t count withdrawn and abandoned claims.
All of this since 2017, according to the IRB. People can just stroll through the border (and this happens often) at Roxham Road. A serious country would turn them away, not shell out millions for locals to feed and house them.
The United States is such a dangerous country, we are told. However, they get tens of thousands (or more) of asylum claims every year. Strange that people are so willing to flock to an unsafe place. Unless of course, this is all about shopping around for better benefits and living conditions.
Despite all the talk about the border being closed with the U.S., that isn’t true at all. People are still able to come in and pretend to be refugees. The only real difference is that Roxham Road has been converted into a normal border port, and is processing illegal aliens.
As a sign of where things are heading, consider this recent announcement. Refugee claimants (people waiting for a hearing), who have accumulated enough hours working in health care can apply to stay. This seems to also apply to people who entered the country illegally. There seems to be no standards in who we let into this field.
This applies to both pending and failed (yes failed) asylum applicants. If they have enough hours, they can apply for permanent residence. The hours required is the same as for health care workers on visas: (120 between March and August 2020, and either 750 hours or 30 hour/week for 6 months).
It’s a bit of a meme that we have doctors, scientists and engineers flooding the borders. Apparently, this is what’s actually happening.
At a time when health care workers are being terminated for refusing to take the experimental shots, a replacement work force is coming in. The catch seems to be a lack of concern for bodily autonomy. This problem is likely to just get worse.
More to come on this long neglected topic.