Jenny in the House: Hitting the Government on Irregular Crossings

Border communities are bracing for another spike in irregular crossings. We know what the Conservative plan is, to follow Trump by shutting down the border and turning away refugees. However, we have not seen any plan from the government. People are risking life and limb to cross the border, but the Prime Minister has refused to suspend the safe third country agreement. We are seeing troubling comments from the Prime Minister, suggesting that some migrants are trying to game the system:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, border communities are bracing for another spike in irregular crossings. We know what the Conservative plan is. It is to follow Trump by shutting down the border and turning away refugees. However, we have not seen any plan from the government.

People are risking life and limb to cross the border, but the Prime Minister has refused to suspend the safe third country agreement. We are seeing troubling comments from the Prime Minister, suggesting that some migrants are trying to game the system. Will the Prime Minister stop trying to look like a global humanitarian and just act like one?"

 

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2018/4/24/jenny-kwan-7/

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