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Here’s How Much Canada Is Spending On Illegal Immigrants

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Canada spent over $5 million just for those illegals crossing illegally from New York to Quebec in 2017 and the first quarter of 2018, CTV News reports. (RELATED: Trudeau Says Trump Is ‘Wrong’ To Separate Child Migrants — But Canada Does Too)

The Trudeau government isn’t advertising the cost of its immigration policy; the number come as a result of a request from the Official Opposition Conservatives who have been tracking the illegal immigration issue closely as they prepare for a 2019 federal election. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have “arrested” almost 32,000 illegals since the flood of asylum seekers began in January 2017. Of those stopped by the RCMP, only 643 have been detained in detention centers since April 1, 2017, according to the documents released to the Conservatives.

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), that is usually tasked with keeping the borders secure, has become a dispensary for government assistance, according to the documents released. CBSA agents have been busy bringing food to the illegals and finding hotel rooms for them. The border service has even asked the Canadian Red Cross to lend its assistance with health care to supplement that which the federal government already offers.

Red Cross spokesman Carl Boisvert told CTV that the agency he is “proud” to assist the illegals.

“We make sure that they are safe and we are taking care of them,” said Boisvert.

“I’m proud to be in this position,” he told CTV, adding that he sees “many smiles” from the illegal border crossers.

“They said, ‘It’s a hard time. We don’t know where we’re going, but we hope we have a better future.’ That’s what I saw on site.”

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