PM: Canada will not halt illegal border crossing despite opposition

Ottawa (IINA) � Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday that Canada will continue to accept asylum seekers crossing illegally from the United States but will ensure security measures are taken to keep Canadians safe.

“One of the reasons why Canada remains an open country is Canadians trust our immigration system and the integrity of our borders and the help we provide people who are looking for safety,” Trudeau told parliament, according to Reuters.

“We will continue to strike that balance between a rigorous system and accepting people who need help.” The number of would-be refugees crossing into Canada at isolated and unguarded border crossings has increased in recent weeks amid fears that US President Donald Trump will crack down on illegal immigrants, and photos of smiling Canadian police greeting the migrants have gone viral.

Opposition Conservatives want Trudeau’s center-left Liberal government to stem the flow of asylum seekers from the U.S. because of security fears and a lack of resources to deal with them.

Canadian police said on Monday they had bolstered their presence at the Quebec border and that border authorities had created a temporary refugee center to process the asylum seekers.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

PM: Canada will not halt illegal border crossing despite opposition

Ottawa (IINA) � Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday that Canada will continue to accept asylum seekers crossing illegally from the United States but will ensure security measures are taken to keep Canadians safe.

“One of the reasons why Canada remains an open country is Canadians trust our immigration system and the integrity of our borders and the help we provide people who are looking for safety,” Trudeau told parliament, according to Reuters.

“We will continue to strike that balance between a rigorous system and accepting people who need help.” The number of would-be refugees crossing into Canada at isolated and unguarded border crossings has increased in recent weeks amid fears that US President Donald Trump will crack down on illegal immigrants, and photos of smiling Canadian police greeting the migrants have gone viral.

Opposition Conservatives want Trudeau’s center-left Liberal government to stem the flow of asylum seekers from the U.S. because of security fears and a lack of resources to deal with them.

Canadian police said on Monday they had bolstered their presence at the Quebec border and that border authorities had created a temporary refugee center to process the asylum seekers.

Source: International Islamic News Agency