No Way To Run A Country

RCMP officers help a family of asylum claimants as they cross the border into Canada from the United States, Monday, February 20, 2017 near Hemmingford, Que.
RCMP officers help a family of asylum claimants as they cross the border into Canada from the United States, Monday, February 20, 2017 near Hemmingford, Que.

Justin Trudeau appears to have given up hope of reducing the flow of people crossing from the United States illegally to claim asylum, and is test-driving fresh rationalizations on why a migrant surge might not be such a bad thing. The new line from the Prime Minister is that the flow of asylum seekers may prove an economic boon for Canada.

“The fact that we have extremely low unemployment, we’re seeing labour shortages in certain parts of the country, (means) it is a good time to reflect that we are bringing in immigrants who are going to keep our economy growing,” Trudeau said in a pre-Christmas interview.

The statement came in response to a question about a contention by his predecessor, Stephen Harper, that an immigration system that is legal, secure and economically driven will have high levels of public acceptance, while the “irregular” migration phenomenon has made the system less secure and less economically driven.

It is clear there are labour shortages. A Business Development Bank of Canada study in September found four in 10 small- and medium-sized companies struggling to find new employees. But an orderly immigration system aims to match the skills of newcomers with the demands of employers. The free-for-all at the border is a triage situation. The only thing economically driven about it is the desire of the migrants crossing illegally to have a higher standard of living than they had in their country of origin.

Who can blame them? But it’s no way to run a country.

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According the the UN Treaty regarding refugees they must claim that status in the first safe country that they come to. Since these people are crossing from the USA (the only border we have) and the USA is named as a safe country all these must by law and treaty returned to the USA.