Canada's Problem? US Refugee Crossings "Epidemic" Amid Fear, Distrust Of Trump

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In what some might call a 'win' for President Trump, Canadian immigration officials warn they are experiencing a "big surge [of refugees] coming across the border" with many of them proclaiming their distrust and fear of President Trump.

Sherali and Sarah Shah took in three asylum seekers who had been trying to get into Canada through the Emerson, Man., border Tuesday.

In the first official report of a group of "asylum seekers" who are malcontent refugees in the U.S. trying to become refugees in Canada being apprehended, U.S. border security guards and a local sheriff caught three Somali nationals trying to sneak across an open stretch of the U.S.-Canada border on Tuesday, according to CBC News.

Kris Grogan, a public affairs officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said border officials on the U.S. side are becoming increasingly worried about asylum seekers trying to get into Canada.


"It is extremely dangerous to be putting yourself out into these elements where you could end up dying," he said.


As CBC News first reported in January, hundreds of asylum seekers have walked into Canada through fields near the Emerson border.



The issue came into the spotlight after two refugees from Ghana were hospitalized in Winnipeg after suffering frostbite on Christmas Eve while lost on Highway 75, near the Canada-U.S. border.


The refugees were so badly frostbitten, they lost fingers and toes. Since the story of the two men became public, dozens of other asylum seekers, including a mother and two-year-old child, have crossed into Manitoba.

As AFP reports, Farhan Ahmed hoped to find refuge in the United States after fleeing death threats in Somalia, but fear over a US crackdown on immigration sent him on another perilous journey -- to Canada.

The 36-year-old was among nearly two dozen asylum seekers who braved bone-chilling cold on a February weekend to walk across the border, trudging through snow-covered prairies in the dead of night to make a claim in this country.



It was a record number of arrivals for a single weekend in the small border town of Emerson, and Canadian officials said Thursday they are bracing for more.

An agreement with the US prevents asylum seekers from lodging claims in Canada if they first landed stateside, but it only applies to arrivals at border checkpoints, airports and train stations.

Rita Chahal, executive director of the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, described a "big surge coming across the border." According to Canada's Border Services Agency, numbers have roughly doubled in each of the last four years to 321 cases in fiscal 2015-2016. Since April, there have been 403 cases.


People often come from Djibouti, Ghana, Nigeria and Somalia, said Chahal, whose agency works out of a building designed by a top Canadian architect who was once himself a refugee.


The numbers are high, but the risky routes asylum seekers take are also alarming. "They're crossing through farmers' fields. Many of them are getting lost," Chahal said. The recent arrivals, she said, tell a common story: "'We're afraid of what's happening in the United States, we're not sure what's going to happen if I get sent back to my country.'"


Samatar Adam, 30, from Djibouti, arrived last month. Asked why he did not file a refugee claim in the US, he replied: "Donald Trump." He left soon after the inauguration. "It saddens me to see refugees flee not only their country but also a safe, democratic country like the United States," said the Immigration Partnership Winnipeg's Hani Al-Ubeady, himself an Iraqi refugee who now helps resettle others.


"They have to take another risky journey to make it to another safe place -- Canada."

As a reminder, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to Donald Trump’s immigration ban by saying Canada welcomes refugees who have been rejected from the US.

“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada,” he tweeted.

And now it's Canada's problem? Will protesters blockade the northern border demanding US refugees stay in America? Will virtue-signaling have to be turned up to '11'? For now it seems Canada's "safe spaces" are safer than America's "safe spaces."

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souljaboy's picture

Looks like we'll need another fence soon.

ACP's picture

*A wall.

And don't forget that RAPEFUGEES WELCOME  sign on the Canada side.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) ACP Feb 12, 2017 10:49 PM
FullHedge's picture

That guy wasn't even Canadian. A real foreigner that didn't belong.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) FullHedge Feb 12, 2017 11:00 PM

"Canada welcomes refugees who have been rejected from the US."

Great!  Let's bus our 20 million plus illegals to Canada if they want them.

Problem solved.

FatTony7915726's picture

No thank you.  Canada has enough muslims already.  Fuck Trudeau!  Send the fucking muslims back to Mecca where they belong.

Manthong's picture

Didn’t they say they welcomed them just a bit ago?

Be careful of what you wish for, you just might get it.


Canada should resettle them in Old Crow, YT.

Plenty of space for everybody.

wanglee's picture
wanglee (not verified) Manthong Feb 13, 2017 12:33 AM

We can’t afford to support illegal immigrants and refugees since welfare should go to US poor first when we have 20 trillion dollar debts. We don’t even have our own border. Working class don't have jobs since super rich move jobs oversea for cheap labor. Student debts are tripling in two decades. The richest illegal immigrants are those who commit drug crimes. Rich people buy politicians for power and protection such that government officials in US Sanctuary cities resist to corporate with federal government to deport illegal immigrants who commit crimes. Any elected officials who are against “law and order” should be replaced immediately.

Cashing in: Illegal immigrants get $1,261 more welfare than American families, $5,692 vs. $4,431 (
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Mexican drug cartels using Austin as a "distribution point" (
67,213 Illegal immigrants were charged with drug offenses and drug-related crimes topped the criminal alien conviction list in Texas between June 1, 2011 and January 31, 2017 (
DEA Report Shows Infiltration of Mexican Drug Cartels in Sanctuary Cities (
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----_- (not verified) wanglee Feb 13, 2017 1:24 AM

us-kikes are using trump to send agents to canada





Dormouse's picture

And it looks like Canada will be footing the bill for the Northern Great Wall of Trump.

petar's picture

Canadians should build a Wall and the US should pay for it.

Lore's picture

Butterfly Trudeau does NOT speak for REAL Canadians.  The situation in Canada may not be anything like what we're seeing in Europe, but politics at the grass roots are likewise shifting dramatically right-ward.  The federal Conservative Party is in the process of selecting a new leader, and the candidate who succeeds at building a base of support will be one who adopts policies of cutting through liberal-progressive bullshit in much the fashion that we see Trump attempting south of the 49th. 

In short, unlawful entry will not be tolerated, and if self-described "refugees" get comfortable leeching off Canadian welfare under Skippy the Drama Teacher, well, enjoy it while you can, because it's likely to end in a couple years, hopefully sooner if for some reason a snap election gets called due to some interim crisis, which seems increasingly likely given the childishness and corruption and irresponsibility witnessed lately in Ottawa.

techpriest's picture

Send the fucking muslims back to Mecca where they belong.

But the Saudis won't take them. Funny how that is?

yogibear's picture

Canada is liberal like Sweden.

Maybe Justin Trudeau can post signs in the middle east....

"Canada welcomes Al-Qaeda and ISIS Members!"

Hata Mari's picture

Wonder how long they'll be singing that song once they've had a continued appetizer-sized taste of the same 12-course banquet we've had to eat all these years.

Offthebeach's picture

That's racist!

( If only there was a Tim Hortons on the bus )

J S Bach's picture

“Give me your illegal, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to suckle... your wretched refuse of your war-ravaged shore. Send these, the victims, tempest-tost by your aggressive actions in their native countries, I lift my lamp beside the golden door of you irreconcilable goy!”

brianshell's picture

Picture Trudeau sticking his ass up to God and kissing the dirt over Satan. He is a muslim and he is welcome to the hoard he deserves.

QuantumEasing's picture

Horde. Decidedly not Golden, nor even bronze or copper.

The TinHorde?

Because he has certainly Whore'd himself out to the Globalists. But it's all about the Hoard.

SoDamnMad's picture

Honest, I won't do it again. I was just... hungry.

Chuck Walla's picture

Why isn't Bambi there welcoming them personally?  I like Don as "Thumper", he's just not the "thumper" Bambi was hoping for.

Zer0head's picture

Donald is going to make Trudeau dance a jig on Monday to prove his loyalty

Raffie's picture

Where is all the Hollyweirdo's that was jawboning they will leave America.


This is good to see the progressive liberal nut jobs leaving.

Need a bus and offer then FREE trip to the boarder ONE WAY.

Lets get them out of here

yogibear's picture

A move of the Hollywood libtards out of the US will indeed make America great again.

crakerman's picture

Man... PM Turdo fucked up this country..

FullHedge's picture

Just wait until he pisses off Trump. Then we'll be in yuuuge trouble.

TeamDepends's picture

Turdeau is the catcher now, now that Obongodinga has been deposed.

ableman28's picture

I knew John Belushi, while he was a student in Milton, WI.  I don't usually get to upset by the racist morons on this site but the irony of your using his image as your troll sign amuses me.  John loved everyone and made fun of people like you.  

TeamDepends's picture

What, exactly, is racist in the comment?

TeamDepends's picture

Come on boy, let's go right here right now. This is Fight Club and we are in the mood.

rent slave's picture

On the night that Belushi died,a horse named Animal House won his only race ever at the Meadowlands,in the shadow of 30 Rock.

Gavrikon's picture

Racist?  Just because he mentioned Barack Halfape Obama?

Next thing you know, you'll be taking offense whenever I say "nigger."

Chuck Walla's picture

I was thinking of taking a Belushi avatar and the name Fuck U Wog!. Is that racist, too?

ableman28's picture

Point proven.  Thanks guys!

PacOps's picture

"many of them proclaiming their distrust and fear of President Trump."

Uh - I think he was pretty clear about his proposed actions so what's not to trust?

1980XLS's picture

Let'em go.

Canada can the the next Venezuela

yogibear's picture

Canada has plenty of bomb materials and places to terrorize.

Have at it invaders!

cowdiddly's picture

Canada welcomes you so no problems. Trudelude will probably spring for a mosque or two and the Burkas and the Blackhawks can play hockey together. 

yogibear's picture

Maybe institute sharia law  at the Parliament in Ottawa.

Beheadings right in front of the  Parliament.


rent slave's picture

The Blackhawks play in Obama's chicago.

friendly manitoba's picture

lol   -- 113  last sunday into manitoba   - 21   today  -- including  some 2 year olds 


its an epidemic  ... who writes these headlines 


if the 26,000 bombs  were nuculear there wouldnt be any refugees 


pretty sure most canadians dont mind taking 35,000 refugees - cant have had much of a life the last 20 years - 


btw    i do appreciate tha the USA has a strong military  and we can supply raw materials to our friends and family to the south ..

XqWretch's picture

"And now it's Canada's problem? Will protesters blockade the northern border demanding US refugees stay in America? Will virtue-signaling have to be turned up to '11'? For now it seems Canada's "safe spaces" are safer than America's "safe spaces."


August's picture

Each refugee Canada rescues from the clutches of Trump's minions is a small cultural and humanitarian victory!

Every Canadian should stand tall and demand that the doorway to Peace and Freedom in Canada be kept open always.

Americans will gnash their teeth!

Sector Catalyst's picture

If you agree to sponsor the refugees and take care of all their financial needs then go ahead and cheer for victory.

Guess who REALLY ends up paying for them...

quesnay's picture

Sounds like win-win to me? We get rid of criminal free-loaders, while Canadians can bask in their feelings of moral superiority. Everybody wins.

August's picture

It is indeed win-win-win:

USA gets rid of chronic malcontents and spongers, Canadians bask in feelings of moral superiority, and refugees get a free ride in a first-world economy.