"Cross country" The New Canadian Sport?
by Jeffrey Pomerleau on May 5, 2017 - 8:08pm
The Canadian Press recently came out with an article “Conservative MPs Challenge Trudeau To See Illegal Border Crossings First-Hand”, mentioning illegal immigrants that are crossing from the United States into Canada. The residents of a couple different villages around Canada such as Emerson in the province of Manitoba and Hemmingford, Quebec that are affected by the immigration of these people do not see a problem. There are more and more immigrants seeking asylum into Canada however the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau does not act upon these issues. Some citizens and Conservative members of Parliament are putting pressure on the prime minister and have wanted him to visit the borders of these villages to see how much of problem this situation is. Residents are on both sides of the argument with allowing immigrants through no matter if its legally or illegally and others are concerned for the safety of the country when people are let in without any information on them. Ralph Goodale the Public Safety Minister of Canada contradicts Ted Falk and Michelle Rempel, two-members part of the Conservative Party, on their thoughts of illegal immigration by mentioning an irregular crossing of the border is not a free ticket to Canada. This allows for safety concerns to be tossed out the window.
There is a risk by not being strict on illegal crossings at the Canadian border however it is a risk in my opinion that as a country I would be willing to take. On the personal point of view, I see that everyone should have a life that they want to live and if that is to get out of a situation you are not content with then that should be dealt with. If a citizen of United States wants to find a better life in Canada, come and we will do what we must do for our country to be safe. I do not see the risk of safety as being a possible harm to the country because I doubt someone is coming to the country to create conflicts and disturb the society. They want to be part of people. We are allowing a diversity of people into the country with different potential that are willing to do many things to make a living. I trust in our RCMP officers and everyone that is involved with protecting our country. They know what they are doing and there is no doubt they try and intervene with every person crossing into our country. They may miss some immigrants crossing but I can see that person who came across as one that has a goal to become part of a whole different community. There is more positive than negative to see in the debate of letting illegal immigrants through and even then, it’s not letting them but it’s only a new person becoming a part of the Canadian society.
Works Cited: The Canadian Press. “Conservative MPs Challenge Trudeau To See Illegal Border Crossings First-Hand”, Huffington Post. Published May 5th, 2017, http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/05/05/illegal-border-crossings-_n_16439106.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics&ir=Canada+Politics , Accessed May 5th, 2017