Are Trump-Fearing Asylum Seekers Ditching The U.S. For Canada?

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As debate rages on in the United States over whether Trump's temporary immigration "ban" is constitutional, according to immigration officials in Manitoba, Canada, many refugees currently in the United States aren't waiting around to hear the Supreme Court's conclusion and are instead braving the blistering cold and fleeing north on foot.  Per Reuters, Manitoba's Welcome Place refugee agency helped 91 claimants between Nov. 1 and Jan. 25 - more than the agency normally sees in a full year.

"We haven't had something before like this," said Maggie Yeboah, president of the Ghanaian Union of Manitoba, which has helped refugees get medical attention and housing. "We don't know what to do."


But Canadian advocacy organizations are bracing for a greater influx of asylum-seekers, driven in part by the contrast between the ruling Liberal government's acceptance of Syrian refugees in Canada with Trump's anti-foreigner rhetoric.


"They will make a dash for Canada, whether they are going to go through cold weather to die or not," said Abdikheir Ahmed, a Somali immigrant in Manitoba's capital Winnipeg who helps refugees make claims.


Anisa Hussein, 20, and Lyaan Mohammed, 19, hired a smuggler to take them from Somalia to Minneapolis in August, where they planned to settle in a large Somali community. But Trump's anti-refugee rhetoric frightened them into traveling to Manitoba days later.


"(Trump) said he would turn away the refugees and we would go back to Somalia," said Mohammed, peeking timidly from behind the hood of a thick parka she received in Canada for winter. "We were so scared. We just wanted to be [in] a safe place."

Muslim Ban


Meanwhile, according to at least one counselor at Manitoba's Welcome Place, the "terrified, undocumented immigrants" have fled the United States in droves over the past two months specifically to escape the unknown associated with Trump's presidency. 

"The U.S. presidential campaign, putting undocumented immigrants and refugees in the spotlight, terrified them," said Ghezae Hagos, counselor at Welcome Place. "The election and inauguration of Mr. Trump appears to be the final reason for those who came mostly last month."


In Quebec, 1,280 refugee claimants irregularly entered between April 2016 and January 2017, triple the previous year's total.


In British Columbia and Yukon, 652 people entered Canada irregularly in 2016, more than double the previous year.

Of course, like with anything else in today's hyper-partisan world, the reasoning for the "surge" in illegal border crossings into Canada should be taken with a grain of salt.  Per the data below, "unauthorized" refugee border crossings at Emerson, Manitoba started to rise in late 2015 about the same time the Obama administration started to drastically increase the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. (see "Obama Takes In 606% More Syrian Refugees Than Last Year, 98.8% Muslim").  So, it would stand to reason that a higher number of refugees entering the U.S. would translate into a higher number subsequently flowing over the northern border...but what do we know?



So we'll let you be the judge: terrified refugees or just more fake news?

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Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) Crash Overide Feb 6, 2017 10:12 PM

Damn,son. You just misspelled two words in a four word sentence.

NoDebt's picture

91 people applying for asylum/refugee status in Canada collapses their system... hysterical.  Sounds like you're spending way too much time trying to figure out who they are and if they are good people to let into Canada.  Haven't you gotten the memo?  You're supposed to let everyone in with open arms and just assume they're all desperate "widows and orphans".  Fascist pigs.  Open YOUR doors and stop complaining about who walks through.  Be good citizens of The World.

Oh... oh, you don't like that idea?  Oh, well, jeez, I'm all broken up over that.  Maybe you should... I dunno... rethink your position on opposing all this.


The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) NoDebt Feb 6, 2017 10:40 PM

Keep the line movin'.  No loitering, just keep movin'.  Keep heading north, no loitering.  Keep the line movin'.


MalteseFalcon's picture

"Ghanaian Union of Manitoba"


What's the point?

They can't play hockey.

TeraByte's picture

50% correct, final exam passed by a whisker

Crash Overide's picture

"Damn,son. You just misspelled two words in a four word sentence."

You for ^ got a space bro...

chubakka's picture

butt he took the words out of mi mouth.  

Raffie's picture

Wish all the Trump haters would find a new country to destroy.

Syrin's picture

Pack them up and send them to the seven nations.

2_legs_bahhhhhd's picture

If they could only read, they passed a sign at the border that says...FUCK OFF, WE'RE FULL

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) 2_legs_bahhhhhd Feb 6, 2017 10:46 PM

Should have sent a bunch of them back to Africa about 150 years ago.


TeethVillage88s's picture

Let us consider the many Vicissitudes and stratifications of Canadian Society... the Inequality of Wages and Wealth ... for the Greater Canada.

- I suggest all Wealthy people, TBTF Banks, Wealthy contributors to Charities they set up... be subject to audits, to scrutiny, to ethic review, to systemic financial conflict or ethics review, to conflict of ethics in their jobs like in manly financial review and pedophile review...

It is not really that much... but there are lots of Govt, Church, Lobbyist ... to REVIEW, RIGHT?

P.S. I guess I should look up definition of Vicissitudes.

Yars Revenge's picture

"Please, all Muslim refugees come to Canada!

Never have to work again a day in your life! And rape White bitches all day long!!! Yes!!!"

- Justin Trudeau


Jethro's picture

Their mental state doesn't concern me.  Their illegal, physical presence does.

Put a bounty on illegals.

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) Feb 6, 2017 10:11 PM

FAAAAAKE NEWWWWWS. I think it sounds better when it's pronounced that way.

tarabel's picture



Can you say: Make Canada Great Again?

TeethVillage88s's picture

MacGa, Ma'am... Please.

no sarc

skinwalker's picture

I'm sure Canada will happily invite them in and give them everything they ask for.

Then the muzzles outbreed native Canadians by a factor of three.

In a generation, two tops, Canada won't be Canadian anymore.

And people wonder why I think Canadians are all sorts of retarded.

NoPension's picture


" I'm building a wall, on the Northern Border. And Canada is paying for it"

President Conway

BarkingCat's picture

If whites die out or become a small minority in Canada how long do you think Africans will be able to survive in that climate by themselves? ?


Also, Canada has a Sikh minority....and they sure love Muslims.

Toonces McGraw's picture

As long as they don't come to Saskatchewan. Bitter cold winters and lots of real snowflakes. Snowflakes don't like real snowflakes.


Huh Reeeally's picture

In a generation, two tops, Canada won't be Canadian anymore.

Justin's father Pierre Elliot Trudeau introduced multiculturalism in the 70's, therre is no Canadian anymore, we're already there.

B1G mNy's picture

Many refugees currently in the United States aren't waiting around to hear the Supreme Court's conclusion and are instead braving the blistering cold and fleeing north on foot.


Umm so be it. GTFO!

BrownCoat's picture

@ B1G mNy

Wishful thinking. I'm still waiting for celebrities like Cher to move as they promised.

Bill of Rights's picture

Good leave please hurry....

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) Bill of Rights Feb 6, 2017 10:24 PM

You guys in Israel should start taking a few more.

Jethro's picture

Can we send along all of our jews too?

Huh Reeeally's picture

That would require the other Arab countries to open their borders, chances of that happening are slim to none.

BeerMe's picture

Give them some Canadian Bacon.

TeethVillage88s's picture

- Stick it in!
- Pull it out!

- Stick it in!
- Pull it out!

- Stick it in!
- Pull it out!

TeethVillage88s's picture

Probably NOT.

- Next Question?


You fools probably have no idea what is happening in other countries.

You fools probably have little idea of Culture Shock, Logistics problems, Banking Issues, Getting Utilities turned on overseas, Dealing with not just border and customs/immigration... but the issue of bringing in personal property...

- Yeah, Health Care is the big issue people talk about
- Yeah, Banking, Risks of Foreign Banks, FACTA are 2nd Issue
- Yeah, people get ripped off buying property
- Yeah, people get ripped off by labor, service people, maids, gardeners, Security, Lawyers, and are disappointed that their goods get ripped off going through customers in a crate... but that could be kind of propaganda

People moving to Argentina, bank in Uruguay.

Argentina did this... I don't remember if they came back and took from Savings accounts... but think it was retirement accounts.

I should do a web search... no doubt the European Rules of Banking encourage whatever Argentina did.

- Argentina, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, and Bulgaria have all done this.


Argentina Nationalizes $30 Billion in Private Pensions - The New ...
Oct 21, 2008 ... BRASÍLIA — Argentina's government said Tuesday that it would seek to nationalize nearly $30 billion in private pension funds to protect ...

Russia Seized Citizens Pension Funds. Could That Happen in the ...
Aug 18, 2014 ... Russia is not the first country to confiscate pension assets to pay its bills, and ... Argentina, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, and Bulgaria have all done the same ... This is not only a setback for Russians' retirement accounts; it also ...

shovelhead's picture

Quite frankly, who gives a fuck?

Jethro's picture

You need some lessons in persuasion friend.  And, more importantly, you need to know your audience.

The vast majority of the people here are fiscal conservatives of one stripe or another.  We all know that our current monetary/fiscal path is unsustainable.  We all know that these refugees/illegal immigrants are here due to political expediency. The resources do not exist to fund our own parasites, let alone additional millions of 3rd world parasites. 

Francis Marx's picture

Now as long as the canucks don't get any real leadership our plan will work. Mu-haha

quesnay's picture

Didn't you hear. Nothin' but a bunch of racists up there. ;-)

No matter how far you go, no matter how much you give, it will never be enough. 

Jethro's picture

Liberalism and Islam are pathogens

shovelhead's picture


The only thing that's going to be dumber than a jehadi will be a Canadian jehadi.

Ms No's picture

Sigh... you know what the Canadians will say about this.  "We are as innocent as the driven snow and are overburdened by America's war refugees." 

They haven't figured out that their government is rogue and those aint refugees.  Good luck with your prized medical care.  If you would like to take our Mexican immigrants, you are more than welcome too.  Take a good look at France. 

flaminratzazz's picture

we were neck deep in the big muddy and the big fool said to push on

Mena Arkansas's picture

Good luck with your new rapefugees.

Hope you do a better job protecting your women than the swedes and germans.

U4 eee aaa's picture

You notice they don't talk about how most of these 'poor, desperate' refugees end up being that after having arrived on a plane. That is basically the only way they can get into Canada. So they have the ability to get on a plane with the proper ID and they have enough money to buy a plane ticket.

They flush the documents down the toilet and then claim refugee status. The only problem here is that these people are entering through a stupidity hole created by the Fed probably due to willful blindness

Irvingm's picture

We could only be so lucky if they went to Canada.

WTFUD's picture

No idea how this cluster-fuck's going to pan out but Trump's made a huge impact in only a short time.

The Congressmen & their Euro/Western counterparts have enjoy life large but are now in fear of their career politician status with all the trimmings.

SantaClaws's picture

And Trudeau is thinking that all of the immigrants and asylum seekers will vote for him.  As a result, he also thinks he is a genius.  He's never been to or even heard of Europe.  Good luck, Canada, you'll need it.

Huh Reeeally's picture

Pretty sure he's been to Europe a couple of times, but he's a globalist so his path is set. Freeloaders will vote Liberal of course, but real immigrants who enter legally, contribute and become citizens are usually Conservative, not liberal, and they really do not like the benefits these fake refugees receive any more than the rest of us. All anyone wants is for people to pay thier own way and be good neighbours, is that asking too much?

Northern Lights's picture

As a Canadian citizen, I am fed up as much as my counterpart American citizen with all this trash and riff-raff piling it's way into this country.   A study was released in late 2016 here in Canada that pointed out that the quality of immigrants being allowed into the country since the 1960's has dropped 60%.  These people who come in are not of the intellectual sort.  They are more along the lines of sweeping the floors, selling hotdogs, collecting welfare benefits type of immigrants.

As they draw more benefits than what they pay back in taxes (less than $20K annually means you pay no income tax), they will never make a positive financial contribution to Canada.  In fact, as most are being trasnferred into the province of Ontario, the Ontario Provincial government has started coming out with all sorts of new tax ideas because they can't manage with the money they currently have.