The Trudeau government has spent more than $270 million on illegal immigrants since 2017, according to numbers released from Canada’s Parliament Thursday.
Meanwhile, a new poll suggests support for Trudeau’s open border policy has collapsed, with 65 percent of those surveyed saying Canada cannot accommodate the number of illegals flowing across the border.
The cost of processing the illegals was revealed by the Parliamentary budget officer in response to a request for information from the House of Commons immigration committee, Global News reports.
But that tally may well be incomplete as the Conservative opposition is suggesting it does not include a plethora of social service expenses racked up by asylum seekers while they wait for their cases to be assessed.
The final tally is a combination of the costs incurred by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the immigration department, Public Safety Canada and Immigration and Refugee Board. The period covered dates back to February 2017, following a now notorious tweet from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that essentially invited the refugees of the world to come to Canada.
But the cost may be far from complete, Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel told Global News. She notes that the figure does not include the cost of food or housing nor the expense of providing public health care and free legal aid to the illegals.