Don’t you just love when liberals — and especially liberal heads of state — condemn Donald Trump for one policy or another, then discover that the president they love to hate was really the only adult in the room?
Just a few months ago, Canada’s hypocritical prime minister, Justin Trudeau, was reading the riot act to the U.S. and its president for the country’s mean-spirited perspective on illegal immigration. Now, lo and behold, just a few short months later, we’ve learned that Trudeau is a complete and utter tool.
A new report from Reuters explains that the “high and mighty” Canadian government has actually deported “hundreds of people” to countries that had been designated as “too dangerous for civilians.”
The rise in deportations coincides with a sudden (Trump-driven) rise in the number of migrants streaming into Canada.
Between January 2014 and Sept. 6, 2017, Canada sent 249 people to 11 countries for which the government had suspended or deferred deportations because of dangers to civilians.
That includes 134 people to Iraq, 62 to the Democratic Republic of Congo and 43 to Afghanistan, the data shows [sic].
The number of Iraq deportations increased from 22 in 2014 to 51 in 2016 and stands at 35 so far this year.
“The decision to remove someone from Canada is not taken lightly,” Canada Border Services Agency spokeswoman Patrizia Giolti wrote in an email.
“Everyone ordered removed from Canada is entitled to due process before the law, and all removal orders are subject to various levels of appeal.”
The Canada Council for Refugees has said existing avenues of appeal are too limited, leaving little recourse for people facing deportation to dangerous countries.
Canada can deport anyone who is not a citizen, for reasons including criminality, exhausting attempts to obtain permanent residency and noncompliance with immigration laws.
The federal government has suspension or deferral designations for countries or regions deemed dangerous but may still deport people to them because of criminality, security risks or human rights violations.
Minister Trudeau has even taken to rewriting his formulaic speeches. Instead of talking about welcoming the illegals that America doesn’t want, he’s now reminding illegal immigrants that there is a legal process to enter the country, which is strictly enforced.
“Canada is an opening and welcoming society,” Trudeau said in remarks after a late-August meeting in Montreal with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, “but let me be clear. We are also a country of laws.”
“Entering Canada irregularly is not an advantage,” the prime minister doubled down. “There are rigorous immigration and customs rules that will be followed. Make no mistake.” Here’s the video of Trudeau’s “mean-spirited” remarks.
Since Trudeau assumed office in 2015, the nation’s economy has tanked even as government spending has grown more wanton and profligate. Even Canada’s vaunted single-payer health care system “is failing to deliver timely care to patients” — and that’s according to the Huffington Post, liberals’ best friend in the blogosphere.
If that weren’t enough bad news, the activist group The Colour of Poverty — Colour of Change asked the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in August to recognize that Canada had “failed to comply with its international human rights obligations … and domestic human rights laws.”
Yet for all its failings, Trudeau continues to lash out at the U.S. for having lost its way.
As Donald Trump might tweet, “Sad.”
Cross posted at Constitution.com