Many Muslim Syrians and radical leftists fled the Donald Trump Presidency and entered Canada illegally since the election, and now demand are coming after they realize grass isn’t greener on the other side.
Zain Alabdullah, who fled Syria and crossed into Quebec two months ago, is calling on the Canadian government to open its borders and give status to asylum seekers.
Speaking in Arabic, Alabdullah told CBC she left her home in Aleppo, where she’d been held as a political detainee, and went first to the United States.
While there, she continued to struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, terrified that she’d be deported and sent back to Syria.
“She lived in fear the whole time,” said Jessica Attar, translating for Alabdullah at a rally in Montreal.
Soon after, she entered Quebec from an illegal border crossing point.
Trudeau already invited them via Twitter:
To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017