Trudeau warns migrants

News 21 August, 2017
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    Justin Trudeau

    Prime minister

    Vincent Larin

    Sunday, 20 August 2017 12:01

    Sunday, 20 August 2017 23:35

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    Prime minister Trudeau responded for the first time on Sunday at the massive arrival of asylum seekers in rang Roxham, warning the latter that they should abide by the usual process.

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    “I want to show people that there is no advantage to arriving in Canada irregularly. Our system, our rules, our principles and our laws will apply to everyone, ” assured Justin Trudeau.

    Photo Marie-Ève Dumont

    Of haitian migrants crossing irregularly the border between the United States and Canada.

    But for the New democratic Party, this response is not strong enough and comes too late. “It is the right thing to do, to reach out to asylum seekers. However […] it is too little and too late, ” said NDP mp Alexandre Boulerice.

    According to him, the government could have taken action long ago to prevent the irregular entry of asylum-seekers and reassuring the canadian public on the treatment of their files.

    “There is a lot of confusion on the part of the citizens, and it may be that what Mr. Trudeau said today [Sunday] may help, but when we look at the manifestation of

    The Pack to Quebec, it would have been fun saying a few weeks ago, ” said Mr. Boulerice.

    Re-establish the facts

    The lawyer specialized in immigration law Eric Taillefer argues that the statement of Mr. Trudeau comes to clarify the facts, because many people still believe, wrongly, that the cases of asylum-seekers are treated in priority.

    “This impression needs to stop being circulated, they do not pass in front of other people,” he said. The two are completely different, they are not even the same officials who deal with these two types of requests. “

    – With Laurence Houde-Roy