The recent influx of illegal refugees flooding across the border into Quebec is proving to be an immigration wakeup call for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Trudeau appeared to backtrack Friday on his passive stance on illegal immigration, cautioning the so-called “asylum-seekers” that they should respect the border between Canada and the U.S.
So many Haitians have crossed illegally in the last month that the city opened the rarely used Olympic Stadium as a “welcome center.”
In January, following President Donald Trump’s first executive order to restrict entry to the U.S. from some Middle East countries, Trudeau tweeted out a message, “to those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canada will welcome you regardless of your faith.'”
Soon after, a flood of illegal refugees began appearing at remote crossings from Quebec to British Columbia.
Then, in February, Mayor Denis Coderre emphatically declared Montreal a sanctuary city.