Tens of thousands of mostly Muslim invaders who claim that they “fear President Trump” and have moved north from the U.S., hoping to be reclassified as “refugees,” now have permission to stay in the “safer” country of Canada.
Reuters (h/t Refugee Resettlement Watch) In fact, Canada is now especially safe for Muslim refugee wannabes as it has re-elected Mr. Welcome himself, Justin Trudeau, for another four year term as prime minister.
The United States is unsafe for would-be refugees and a Canada-U.S. agreement that compels asylum seekers to first apply for U.S. sanctuary ought to be ripped up, lawyers for refugees and rights groups argued in a Canadian federal court on Monday.
Under the Safe Third Country Agreement, asylum seekers at a formal Canada-U.S. border crossing traveling in either direction are turned back and told to apply for asylum in the country they first arrived in.
Lawyers for unnamed refugees who had been turned away are challenging the agreement, saying the United States does not qualify as a “safe” country under President Donald Trump.
Human rights groups, including Amnesty International and the Canadian Council for Refugees, have also joined the case, which could change the way the two countries cooperate on refugee issues.
More than 50,000 people have illegally crossed the Canada-U.S. border to file refugee claims over the past three years, walking over ditches and on empty roads along the world’s longest undefended border. Some asylum seekers have told Reuters they might have stayed in the United States had it not been for Trump’s immigration rhetoric and policies.