On January 28, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earned the love and admiration from elites all over the world when he tweeted out the following: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith.” For good measure, he tacked on the hashtag, “#WelcomeToCanada.”
What made America’s elites squeee! with such pleasure went beyond Trudeau’s open borders policy, the negative effects of which never touch elites, no, what touched their shared erogenous zone was Trudeau doing so on the same day President Trump announced his temporary halt on refugees coming in from countries (identified by the Obama administration) that cannot tell us the difference between a refugee and a terrorist.
Yep, Trudeau stuck his finger directly into the eye of the Orange Racist and the Beautiful People threw roses at his feet.
Meanwhile, in the Real World — you know, the world where everyday people exist, where the air is not rarified and the community is not gated, where those Canadians who are not elites struggle to make a living, raise their kids, pay their taxes, and scratch out the very best life they can — in that world they are feeling the very real effects of Trudeau’s narcissistic virtue signaling.
Trouble began almost immediately. Within weeks, a family of Syrian refugees, who had heard Trudeau on the radio welcoming them from the clutches of the Evil Trump, found themselves in a bureaucratic limbo.
Flash-forward six months and Canada now has a full-blown immigration crisis on its hands:
With a massive backlog in refugee claims, Rempel called Trudeau “irresponsible” for opening Canada’s door, then responding to the spike by building “tent cities” instead of presenting a credible plan.
“We’re not that far off from frost,” she said. “Let’s be honest here.”
Asylum seekers are entering Canada outside of official border crossings to avoid the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement, which can be applied at official land border points, train crossings and airports.
Under the agreement, refugee claimants are required to request refugee protection in the first safe country they arrive in, unless they qualify for an exception spelled out in the agreement.
More than 6,000 people have crossed illegally into Quebec from New York since July, most of them Haitians prompted to flee by news the U.S. government is considering lifting temporary protected status for Haitian nationals.
That could mean thousands facing deportation back to Haiti.
What? Mr. #WelcomeToCanada is-is-is deporting?!?!
Say it isn’t so, Justin!
Oh, my — is it ever so.
And now that Mr. #WelcomeToCanada’s voters are dealing with the true-life consequences of the madness of open borders, Mr. #WelcomeToCanada is sounding an awful lot like Mr. You-Know-Who:
Why, wasn’t it just last Tuesday that “a country of laws” was code for, “Never, never, never I say, cuz the Ku Klux Klan is here to stay.”
I believe it was.