Illegal Border Crossings

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Since January 2017 over 30,000 individuals have illegally crossed the border into Canada from safe spaces like upstate New York and claim asylum. The federal government’s lack of response to this issue is concerning. The government’s temporary solutions have put strain on provincial social welfare programs and will cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

As a result of this, on July 11th I called for an emergency meeting of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration in order to review the adequacy of the government’s response to the increased number of asylum seekers.

During the emergency meeting the government informed us that they intend to house the illegal asylum seekers in hotels but failed to provide the projected cost of this plan. They also failed to provide any long-term sustainable solutions, leaving myself and Canadians with many unanswered questions.

Canadians expect our immigration system to be fair and compassionate. It is not fair, nor compassionate, when individuals are forced to live in homeless shelters, university dormitories and hotels because the government has compromised the integrity of our immigration system. I will continue to fight for issues that matter to you and your family. Please let me know your thoughts on this, or any other issue at: [email protected].