While the media is drooling over photos of precocious Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canadians are none too happy with his open border policies.
Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday.
A significant minority, four out of 10 respondents, said the border crossers could make Canada "less safe," underlining the potential political risk for Trudeau's Liberal government.
The increasing flow of hundreds of asylum-seekers of African and Middle Eastern origin from the United States in recent months has become a contentious issue in Canada.
Canadians appeared to be just as concerned about illegal immigration as their American neighbors, according to the poll, which was conducted between March 8-9. Some 48 percent of Canadians said they supported “increasing the deportation of people living in Canada illegally."
When asked specifically about the recent border crossings from the United States, the same number - 48 percent - said Canada should "send these migrants back to the U.S." Another 36 percent said Canada should "accept these migrants" and let them seek refugee status.
Bad news for #TheResistance and celebrities who wanted to flee to Canada. But the bottom line is that Canadians replaced a great PM with a left-wing airhead who veers from one publicity stunt to another, but has no ability or desire to run anything. Imagine Obama with 50 IQ points and you get some idea of what we're dealing with here.
Also this highlights the effect of one country enforcing immigration laws. America is now making this an issue for Canada. Instead of, as lefties, expected, the other way around. Now Canada needs to tighten its immigration policies because there's no place for the spillover to go.