The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday that it is opening a second border camp for illegals streaming across the Canadian border from the U.S.
The first location in Quebec is a tent city but the new venue in Ontario will feature a reconfigured conference center, according to the National Post. The border town of Cornwall, Ontario has essentially been transformed into a welcome center for illegal refugees as Ottawa attempts to take some of the pressure off of the Quebec border, where asylum seekers are arriving by the thousands every week.
The migrants are mostly originally from Haiti and are telling Canadian authorities that they fear deporatation if they remain in the U.S.
Despite the growing chorus of criticism from the official opposition and even establishment media that are usually sympathetic, the Liberal government refuses to acknowledge there is a border crisis or that the Canada’s refugee system is out of control.
“There is no crisis here,” Transport Minister Marc Garneau said on Thursday. “It is an extraordinary situation that is extremely well-managed.”
The government has already tried to manage the situation by establishing a tent city along the Quebec-New York border and now has 300 rooms available in Cornwall, with the option of establishing a tent city on the lawn.
But with editorials suggesting it is “Time to fix our uniquely Canadian border mess” and the numbers of illegals escalating, the official opposition Conservatives say the government has not only failed to deal with the border crisis it has created it.
“When Justin Trudeau tweeted in January that the world was welcome to come to Canada, he was making a declaration of immigration policy,” Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel told The Daily Caller. The message needs to go out that crossing the border illegally is not only illegal but unsafe as well.”
Rempel maintains that the surge in illegal refugees will force real refugees to the back of an increasingly long line, creating “an 11 year backlog.”