Conservative MP Michelle Rempel made headlines yesterday when she said she wants the entire Canadian border made to be an official port of entry to stop the increasing flow of immigrants.
Officials estimate that 400 illegal immigrants could cross into Canada per day from the United States this summer.
Via Ottawa Sun:
Rempel wants the federal government to make the entire border as an official border crossing, closing a loophole in the so-called “safe third country” agreement that encourages would-be refugees in the U.S. from claiming asylum in Canada.
The Liberal government says it is working to ease pressures caused by the surge in asylum claims, including $74 million earmarked to help reduce extensive backlogs in refugee claims processing.