Close immigration ‘loophole’
Refugees who cross illegally into Canada from the United States are exploiting a that should be closed, federal Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O says.
In a series of tweets Monday, O said people arriving from the United States to escape its tightened borders are taking the place of legitimate refugees who are trying to get into Canada through legal means.
O called for an end to the current exemption to Canada safe third country rule which requires refugees to stay in the first safe country they land in unless they arrive in Canada via an illegal crossing.
family, like many immigrants,
worked hard for a better life here they were rewarded for it. One of the many reasons I love Canada. loophole in our refugee policy is being exploited. This past year, 1222 people illegally entered Quebec to request refugee status. entering illegally are rarely detained are eligible for welfare while their claim is processed. An unacceptable loophole. it comes to immigration, safety of Canadians is paramount. This means applying through our immigration stream, not sneaking in. generosity compassion can be misconstrued as an invitation to abuse or undermine our immigration and refugee system.