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Some asylum-seekers struggling to find housing after shelters

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posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 08:51 AM
Breaking Fake News...Justin Trudeau's re-election slogan will be "We are gong to build a wall on our Southern border, and America is going to pay for it".

Actually, more likely he will say, "In Canada, we believe in paying people millions of dollars when they get captured while fighting foreign wars for their terrorist why does it surprise anyone that we are happy to invite anyone from anywhere - no vetting required - to come here to live."

Some of the asylum-seekers who have recently crossed the Canada-U.S. border say they're struggling to find a place to live once they leave government-run temporary shelters. Ahmed Iftikhar, 42, says he walked across the border from New York in late July with his wife and four children. Since then, he says they've been moved from one temporary shelter to another: first a hotel, then the Olympic Stadium, and now a former convent in the city's Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough.

Asylum-seekers are generally expected to leave the shelters once they receive their first social assistance cheques, but several who spoke to The Canadian Press say that's easier said than done.

Now there's a great strategy...when uninvited "refugees" from America show up at the border, put them up in temporary shelters - and then start giving them regular taxpayer dollars to feed and house them.

Another asylum-seeker, who gave his age as 30 but did not want to give his name, said he crossed the border last week with $34 dollars in his pocket.

He says he's passed through 11 countries since leaving his native Haiti three years ago and decided to take a chance on a new life in Canada. He said he's supposed to leave the shelter and find a new place to live by Aug. 20, but without a phone he isn't sure how to find an affordable apartment, or a lawyer to help with his claim.

Six hundred or $700 dollars isn't a lot to eat with, to sleep with," he said outside a creole restaurant a block from the shelter where he's been staying.

Oh, boo hoo! You came to Canada with $34 dollars...and the Canadian Government's first installment for social assistance was only $700. Canada should have given you at least $2,000 or $3,000 so you could get an nice apartment right off the bat, right?

And now, here's a real shocker.

Between Aug. 1 and Aug. 7 alone, 1,798 people showed up at an unofficial crossing from the U.S. into Quebec.

In comparison, only 2,920 claims were filed in Quebec in all of 2015.

So far the numbers show no sign of slowing.

Of course, the numbers show no sign of access, free money...unless the Canadian Government changes course on this quickly, they can expect an absolute exodus of American illegal immigrants to flow into Canada. Canada will get drowned in its own misplaced generosity in exactly the same way that Germany, Italy, France and Sweden have been.

The leftist lunacy of "open borders" threatens to change Canada in a way that it will not be able to recover from.

Canada, like all Western societies should welcome in a certain number of legitimate refugees per year - according to their ability to vet them, provide legal processing of them, and to have them assimilated into society. The Government cannot just allow the free flow of people in the thousands - or hundreds of thousands, as seems to be happening here - without eventually drowning in its own charity pool.

U.S. Illegals Invasion of Canada

posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 10:05 AM
c'est la vie

posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 10:51 AM
What gets me here is that I'm a US citizen- if I went up there and asked for handouts they'd rightfully refuse and send my ass home.

posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 11:04 AM
a reply to: lordcomac

You might be surprised. They might let you stay! We are letting people in, that does not mean they get to stay. Each and every one of them will have to explain why they are here and immigration will decide if they stay.

Yes we are keeping them for now, for now does not mean forever!

posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 12:02 PM
a reply to: mobiusmale
Here we go again. They are not refugees they are migrants. In international and national laws they are two different designations. Refugees claim asylum in the first safe country they enter and should be processed in that country. Migrants have NO RIGHTS, they must try to claim residency in the country they land in.
Countries have a legal responsability to protect and look after refugees till their home country is safe for them to return. This does not give the carte blanche to demand residency, they can apply for it but it is not automatic.
Migrants have no rights except basic human rights of not to be persecuted or singled out for rough treatment and if so desired the host country need not even process their application they could just deport them.
So the sob stories win out. The guy with his wife and four children came through the US why didn't they claim asylum in the US? Why cross the US and claim in Canada? Canada should have just shipped him back to the US and if they crossed a safe country to get to the US then they aught to ship them back there.
Yes refugees (genuine refugees) can overwhelm a single country so different countries offer to take so many. But this is an agreement between countries it's not an open ticket for refugees to pick and choose which countries they want asylum in.
And then again the majority of them DO want to pick which country that they are sheltered in because they have no intentions of returning to their own country. Yes they are refugees but they are using their refugee status to migrate then they are not refugees but migrants bending the system.

posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 12:31 PM
a reply to: crayzeed

You should maybe send a basic primer on "Refugees versus Migrants" to the Trudeau Government, since they seem to have no clue, and are allowing migrants to stay in the country on the public dime. It seems to me that I read somewhere that if they come in at an official border crossing, they can be immediately turned back to the U.S. side...but if they wander through at an uncontrolled spot along the border, they get all of this special treatment and additional due process. Some kind of legal quirk that the Canadian Feds need to fix.

Canadian taxpayers should do a class action lawsuit against the Government for squandering (what must be) tens of millions on benefits for illegal migrants - while thousands of Canadian citizens remain without adequate housing or similar social supports.


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