Even before the dreamy Ricky Maddow doppelganger Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister of Canada, liberals have told us we should look to our more civilized and compassionate neighbors to the north as our moral betters in every way. But a new Reuters/Ipsos poll has threatened to shatter that illusion.
Despite Trudeau’s tweet welcoming all refugees to Canada, which he just happened to issue the same night that protests broke out over President Trump’s travel ban, it looks like the Canadian population at large appears to be “just as concerned about illegal immigration as their American neighbors,” with nearly half in favor of deporting refugees who are illegally crossing from the United States.
When asked about recent border crossings from the United States, 48 percent said Canada should “send these migrants back to the U.S.” But only 36 percent said Canada should “accept these migrants” and let them seek refugee status, with the remainder undecided. That will be up to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board to decide.
But according to Reuters, even the executive director of the Canadian Council for Refugees admitted that “refugees are much more welcomed when we have gone and selected them ourselves as a country, as opposed to refugees who have chosen us”. Sounds kind of xenophobic, EH?
One Somali refugee whose successful trek to Canada began in Minneapolis told ABC News that “the U.S. used to be a ‘good country’ but now it’s ‘the worst country in the world.'”
We’ll miss that guy.