Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen told a bigger whopper of a lie when appearing on Global’s The West Block on Sunday. He also told a truth the Liberals don’t want out there.
Hussen was on to discuss the problem of illegal border crossings. You know the problem, people literally walking across the border and claiming asylum
“We do not appreciate or welcome irregular migration, we believe it is illegal to do that,” Hussen said.
The whopper of a lie is that the Trudeau administration does not “appreciate or welcome irregular migration.” The truth the Liberals don’t want out there is the second part of the story.
“We believe it is illegal to do that,” Hussen clearly said.
In debates in Parliament, on TV panels and online the Liberals and their supporters have disputed the idea that these crossings are illegal. They have ignored the giant signs posted by the government stating it is illegal. Likewise they have ignored that those crossing are immediately arrested.
So I am glad that Hussen is telling the truth on that front.
As for the whopper of a lie, let’s examine that below the video.
Is it true that the Canadian government under Justin Trudeau does not, “appreciate or welcome irregular migration?”
They can say that but their actions point in a different direction.
We can point to Trudeau’s infamous tweet but that is hardly a concrete action to welcome this “irregular” migration. Putting up a tent city, a refugee camp, on the border with the United States would be a welcoming action. Sending these would be “asylum seekers” to the destination of their choice in Canada after arriving in Quebec would also qualify.
So too would adding $173 million in the latest budget to help process all the people flooding across the border. More recently we learned that more than 800 border agents are being moved from the GTA to the Quebec-New York border. That could result in delays for you if your are returning to Canada but make things speedier for the border jumpers.
What all of these actions have in common is that they are about making the jump across the easier. Are those the actions of a government that does not welcome this migration? No, these are the actions of a government that doesn’t really want to stop what is happening.
No matter what the minister says.