The Liberals don’t have a border plan and they don’t want one. Well that isn’t quite true, as I’ve written before they want to keep the border crisis going so they can use the influx of illegal immigrants as a wedge issue.
I firmly believe that next summer, as the election heats up, this border crisis will still be a going concern and the Liberals will use it as a wedge issue. Anyone that doesn’t support people crossing from the United States illegally will be portrayed as a racist.
While the Liberals don’t want action, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer does.
Scheer went to the border this weekend to see what is happening first hand. He even recorded a video message.
More than 26,000 people have crossed into Canada illegally after Trudeau’s tweet inviting them. Even today, he still refuses to take responsibility for the problem he’s created. @CPC_HQ will always protect the integrity of our borders and the fairness of our immigration system. pic.twitter.com/nRmm5WzAMe
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) June 9, 2018
The response from Justin Trudeau’s team? Sneering.
Well funny enough, Canada’s civil servants do.
I’ve written about this in the past, National Post dug up the documents. Civil servants at various border locales said Trudeau’s tweet resulted in a spike in requests to come to Canada.
We can also simply look at the numbers.
Prior to Trudeau’s tweet the numbers were low, after the tweet the number of people crossing the border increased significantly.
None of this is bothersome to Trudeau. He knows that his supporters will have his back no matter what he does. Those of us that complain about the problem now are already branded racists.
Yet there is a possible fly in the ointment for Trudeau.
This border problem is incredibly unpopular in Quebec where the bulk of the illegal crossings are happening. If he keeps this up it could cost him seats in a province that rewarded him richly in the last election.
That may be the only thing that get him to act. It definitely won’t be doing what is right.