Passionate Republican voters, it’s time to pay attention to the chaos at the Canadian border. The migrant surge has reached alarming levels, and Canadians are demanding action. The border crisis is worsening, and as a result, calls to shut down the infamous Roxham Road border crossing are growing louder.
Canadian citizens are expressing frustration and concern as migrants continue to use Roxham Road to cross into Canada illegally. According to the New York Times, migrants are released immediately upon crossing the border, leaving Canadian officials struggling to manage the situation. “Canada is soft,” says Hélène Gravel, who lives near Roxham Road, adding that there is “no political will to fix this.”
Even the National Border Patrol Council is taking note, with Sean Walsh, president of the Swanton, Vermont sector, criticizing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for allowing the migrant crisis to worsen.
Walsh said that Trudeau is “allowing it to happen,” and the visas in place make it easier for migrants to travel to Canada, where cartels and smuggling organizations are making money hand over fist.
The premier of Quebec, François Legault, has also demanded that Trudeau shut down Roxham Road, and renegotiate the treaty between the U.S. and Canada that has fueled border crossings.
The treaty includes a loophole that allows migrants crossing illegally into Canada at an unofficial crossing to claim asylum in Canada instead of the U.S., despite being in the U.S. first.
Asylum-seekers from the U.S. are fleeing to Canada because they believe that it is unsafe to remain in the U.S. France-Isabelle Langlois, the director general of Amnesty International for francophone Canada, said, “The fact that Biden is getting tougher reinforces the argument that the United States is not a safe country for asylum-seekers and that it doesn’t meet its international legal obligations regarding human rights and the reception of asylum-seekers.”
The situation at the Canadian border is unacceptable, and it’s time for our government to take action. The calls to shut down Roxham Road are growing louder, and it’s time for Prime Minister Trudeau to listen.