Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t inviting 200,000 expelled Salvadorans to come on over to the Great White North. With President Donald Trump’s decision to remove Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, the Canadian government is clearly worried about the group heading north and is discouraging illegal immigration, the Washington Post reports.
It was just over a year ago that Trudeau posted a now infamous tweet on Trump’s temporary travel ban:
“To those fleeing persecution, terror and war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength,” Trudeau wrote on Jan. 28.
The apparent result was a refugee crisis that began in the spring and continued throughout the fall, with tens of thousands of illegals streaming across the New York-Quebec border. So many illegal refugees came calling that Montreal had to open up its Olympic stadium as a temporary depot and provide free housing.
Most of those refugees were Haitians, who also feared losing their TPS.
Clearly worried about another summer bored crisis, Trudeau has refrained from tweeting any invitations to the world’s refugees and the government announced Tuesday that it has empowered Spanish-speaking Member of Parliament Pablo Rodriguez to discourage “irregular” immigration.
Rodriguez will be going to California and speaking to the Spanish-speaking media about Canada’s allegedly “robust” immigration policy.
”Canada has a robust and structured immigration system that must be respected,” Rodriguez told La Presse, a Montreal French-language daily. “Before leaving your job, pulling your child from school and selling your house to come to Canada, make sure you understand the rules and the laws. Because if you don’t fill these criteria, chances are you’ll be returned, not to the U.S. but to your native country.”