The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who was praised for opening their gates to those seeking asylum, after Donald Trump put a hold on allowing refugees into the US, has raised an alarm over the overwhelming increase in the number of refugees in past months.
Trudeau, who took to his Twitter handle to welcome Syrian refugees into the country sometime back, over the weekend, said that there would be “no advantage” to entering “irregularly.”
Speaking to Journalist in Montreal Trudeau after a chat with the Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, said: “Canada is an opening and welcoming society.
“But let me be clear. We are also a country of laws. Entering Canada irregularly is not an advantage. There are rigorous immigration and customs rules that will be followed. Make no mistake.”
We hear that earlier last week, government statistics showed the number of migrants illegally crossing the border into Canada from the United States more than tripled in July.
According to the Federal government, more than 3,100 people walked across the border illegally in July to file refugee claims and were arrested, up from 884 in June.
Almost all went to the French-speaking province of Quebec, where the influx of primarily Haitian asylum-seekers leaving in fear of U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown is sparking a broader backlash from opposition politicians and anti-immigrant groups.
As at on Sunday, a far-right group and pro-refugee protesters were holding demonstrations in Quebec City over the increase of refugees.