Our Immigration System is a Mess and Taxpayers are on the Hook


Canada's border cops are ringing the alarm bell about the record number of bogus asylum seekers who refuse to leave the country. Every year, for the past few years, tens of thousands of people enter Canada illegally and make asylum claims. Once they apply to become refugees, their immigration status is normalized and Canada temporarily forgives the fact that they entered illegally. But only temporarily.

Canada is on track to break its previous record of asylum claims in a single year. 2017 was the record year with 50,390 claims, then that number was topped in 2018 with 55,035. Now 2019 may beat them both.

In the first six months of this year, 26,860 people entered Canada illegally or under false pretenses to make asylum claims. That's a higher number than at the half-way mark of the previous two years.

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