A crowd of around 200 illegal migrants from Africa stormed Alfortville town hall on Tuesday morning, demanding the government relax criteria for regularisation and give them residence papers.
Official-looking signs were set up at the city limits on Tuesday, boasting about the town’s new status as an ‘OFFICIAL SANCTUARY CITY’. But drivers who looked closer saw that not all was as it seemed.
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It has been two weeks since Mamadou left the refugee detention centre, three weeks since he left the hospital, and a month since he was found collapsed in the snow, too frozen to move.
His feet, damaged by frostbite, are slowly healing, though his toes are still blue in some places and peeling in others, and they still hurt too much to wear shoes.
And so, in sandals and sports socks, Mamadou makes the two-block walk from the YMCA residence where he lives to a bustling shopping centre at the west end of downtown Montreal.
As a reluctant spring eventually kicks out the last vestiges of winter, the number of asylum seekers entering Canada illegally from the United States will ramp up considerably.
Only a fool—or the Trudeau Liberals who thus far appear to lack any plan—would think otherwise.
An RCMP officer takes a last drag of his cigarette. There’s word someone is coming.
Standing on a muddy mound on the Canadian stretch of a rural road that’s become a freeway for people seeking refuge in Canada, the officer and two of his colleagues adjust their positions as a cab drives into view.
Three men step out.
“We have issues over here and we want a safe place to live,” the apparent leader of the group mumbles to a CBC crew on the American side.
After waving aside the stern warnings from the Mounties that they’ll be arrested with simple “yeah, yeah,” the three men leap over a ditch, landing in Canada.
Massachusetts state Rep. Michelle DuBois posted a warning to illegal immigrants on her Facebook page Tuesday about upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that are rumored to be taking place in the area.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has once again taken to social media to proclaim that Canada’s borders are open to any and all who want to come here.
The spike comes immediately after Canada’s federal government lifted its visa requirement for Mexican citizens in December. In January alone, 70 Mexicans made refugee claims upon arriving in Canada.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the issue had not risen to a scale that required hindering the flow of goods and people moving across the world’s longest undefended border.
Hundreds of people, mainly from Africa and the Middle East, have defied winter conditions and walked across the border, seeking asylum. They are fleeing President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown, migrants and refugee agencies say.
The border officer’s union in Canada wants to beef up security along the United States border after 382 people made asylum claims at a single entry point in January and a further 200 entered illegally in the last week.
The lawsuit, filed in 2014 against one of the largest private prison companies in the country, reached class-action status this week after a federal judge’s ruling. That means the case could involve as many as 60,000 immigrants who have been detained.
The citizens of Maricopa County, Arizona, decided to replace their tough and effective sheriff with one who is “married” to the progressive — and politically correct — policy of providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants. The new sheriff’s policy includes criminal aliens who’ve committed acts of violence will not be turned over to federal law enforcement.
Federal cabinet ministers are set for an in-depth discussion of the practical and political pressures being placed on the Liberal government by a rising number people seeking asylum in Canada.
Hundreds of people have crossed illegally from the U.S. in recent months, a phenomenon some link to the election of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Mexico has opened legal aid centres at consulates in 50 US cities, in a move designed to protect its citizens from tougher immigration enforcement.
Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray reaffirmed concerns about the human rights of Mexicans in the US.
But migrant defence centres would not “promote illegality,” he said.
Mexico is worried about the impact that guidelines issued last month by President Donald Trump will have on the lives of its citizens.