New documents reveal that, since Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister, more than half of individuals given deportation orders remain in Canada.
The Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) released the information earlier this week through an order paper response to Calgary–Shepard Conservative MP Tom Kmiec’s request for the numbers.
According to the CBSA, a total of 16,509 individuals have been given deportation orders since January 1, 2016, and 9,417 still remain in Canada (57%).
The most striking years were 2018 and 2019.
In 2018, the CBSA sent deportation orders to 2,024 individuals, yet 1,810 (89%) of them remain in the country. In 2019, the CBSA ordered 2,313 individuals to leave, 2,031 (88%) of whom are still in Canada.
In March 2023, the Trudeau Liberals finally closed Roxham Road, but only after making a deal with the US where Canada would continue to take a mutually-agreed number of migrants off of America’s hands.
This came after New York City mayor Eric Adams admitted to distributing bus tickets destined for Plattsburgh, NY to migrants in his city so they can leave America and illegally enter Canada via Roxham Road.
According to government data, the RCMP intercepted 39,171 asylum seekers in Quebec in 2022, compared with 369 in the rest of the country.
As part of the deal, Trudeau has agreed to let in a “certain number of migrants through official channels.”
Asylum shoppers crossing into Canada have strained the communities they arrive in.
In March it was reported that Quebec is spending $20 million per month on welfare cheques for these asylum seekers, who until recently mostly ended up in Montreal. Social service agencies such as shelters and food banks in Montreal have spoken out about being overwhelmed.