‘Respect our rules!’ Canada panics as thousands of illegal immigrants flee Trump’s America



Myriad than 20,000 asylum seekers crossed the Canadian border from the US in 2017

Sundry than 20,000 asylum seekers crossed the border from the US in 2017 to fears of being deported by the Trump administration.  

And Canada fears totals will only increase as Donald Trump gets tougher on immigration and asylum.

Canadian Immigration and Fugitive Minister Ahmed Hussen, who himself is a former refugee from Somalia, implied: “It’s not a new phenomenon, but there was a sharp increase in the number of illegal entries last year. 

“Canada’s immigration and asylum procedure is pretty straight-forward: our country is open to immigration, but not to illegal immigration. Our rules be compelled be respected. 


Minister Ahmed Hussen replied that Canada ‘is open to immigration, but not illegal immigration’

It’s not a new phenomenon, but there was a penetrating increase in the number of illegal entries last year

Ahmed Hussen

“People who settle upon to cross the border illegally are making a dangerous choice because they won’t be handed a upon pass and their chances of obtaining refugee status will be greatly abbreviated.

“Selling your house and quitting your job to cross the border illegally is a bad conviction, because your fate is just as uncertain in Canada as it is in the US. For example, contrariwise eight per cent of Haitians who entered Canada from the US illegally survive year were granted asylum status.

“The risk illegal migrants take is enormous, because if their asylum application is rejected they liking be sent back to their home country.”

Hardline Republican Donald Trump matched power in January 2017 with a goal of slashing refugee inductions, a decision in line with his anti-immigration rhetoric that was a focal place of his 2016 election campaign. 

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Donald Trump’s anti-immigration fustian was a focal point of his 2016 campaign

In addition, the US Department of Homeland Care recently announced an end to ‘temporary protected status’ (TPS) for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan.

The radio, established by Congress in 1990, provides temporary reprieve for immigrants whose rest-home countries face disaster or conflict. 

Mr Hussen told asylum seekers they leave not have a better life in Canada compared to the US.

Speaking in French regularly Le Monde, he said: “Canada is open to immigration, yes, but there are rules to dwell to.

“We have here in Canada an excellent [immigration] system which helps us to give refugees the protection they need. In that regard, we effect our international obligations towards the United Nations. 

“That said, runaway status is only granted to people who have a well-founded fear of bother and who truly need Canada’s protection.” 

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