I guess handing out monthly welfare checks to at least 4,000 Muslim asylum seekers in just Quebec alone, most of whom likely will never find gainful employment, is beginning to break the bank.
Breitbart (h/t Liz) Quebec has been handing out $2.4 million in welfare payments to the economic freeloaders every month. The province’s employment minister has not ruled out asking the Canadian government to help cover some of the welfare costs, reports the National Post.
With the minimum basic monthly payment being $623 (£387), that equates to nearly $2.6 million (Canadian) per month for those 4,000 asylum seekers alone.
Employment Minister Francois Blais said recipients will have to undergo a “revenue test” to determine if they are eligible for the full amount, but advised that there are additional funds available depending on the recipient’s family status.
The migrants travelled via an unofficial crossing point between New York and Quebec after left wing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended an open invitation to migrants following President Trump issuing an executive order temporarily halting U.S. refugee resettlement. At the time, Trudeau tweeted: “Diversity is our strength. #WelcomeToCanada”
Trudeau has appeared to walk back the invitation, however, telling reporters this week: “For someone to successfully seek asylum it’s not about economic migration.”
“It’s about vulnerability, exposure to torture or death, or being stateless people. If they are seeking asylum we’ll evaluate them on the basis of what it is to be a refugee or asylum seeker,” he added.
Since the start of the year, more than 11,300 asylum seekers have crossed from the U.S. to Canada, nearly 7,000 arriving just since July alone.
Last week, Breitbart London reported that several migrants crossing the border into Canada were found with child pornography.