Almost half of Canadians want illegal border crossers deported – Reuters poll

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA (Reuters) – 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.

…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.” (For graphics on asylum process, immigration poll)

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.

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    What’s wrong with half of Canadians that don’t want illegal migrants deported? WTF?

    • jayme

      They either 1) work for the government at some level or 2) are welfare/disability recipients. Actually, the jokes on them (at least for people in group 2) since the more dependents that arrive, the greater the likelihood that these folk will have their benefits cut or removed altogether. Canadian taxpayers do not have infinite resources, despite what JT might think.

    • Sunshine

      That would be the following categories: Liberal, young adults, females, SJW, and Muslims.

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        Not all young adults or females, but Liberals and NDP and SJWs and Muslims, yes indeed. *sigh*

    • It’s that damn Trump!

      Or something.

  • Liberal Progressive

    And we Liberals are going to do everything we can to re-educate those 48% to have an acceptable opinion.

    • Observer

      And if the many millions of dollars in public advertising doesn’t help, the Liberals can always drive us to move to another country, since most who question illegal immigration don’t vote Liberal anyways.

    • Yo Mama

      You mean they Liberals aren’t going to expel those of us Canadian citizens who disagree with them out of Canada?

    • A Hamilton Guy

      Don’t you try to reeducate me you arrogant fool. I will still protect you when the shit hits the fan, “and it will”. Even though I’m to old for getting involved.

  • LairdKintyre

    The Canadian Electorate will not be favorable to you in 2019, Justin. Harper was right, you weren’t ready in 2015. Canadians voted for a face and a name when they voted for you and now they see that’s all they got.

    History, Herself, will never forgive you or your father for your failings with Canada.

    God Save the Queen
    God Bless the Dominion of Canada

  • Alain

    I know you cannot trust polls, but if this one is anywhere near accurate, then my country is populated by a large number of brain-dead fools.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Hear, hear! Sad, but true.