As we know, Liberals love liberal ideas, as long as they don’t have to deal with the consequences of these policies.
For example, think of those politicians and celebrities who are championing the cause of open immigration. Should some of these illegal immigrants turn out to be violent, what is the chance that these leftist power-brokers will become victims? Nil.
So where there is no risk, reckless behavior becomes popular. It’s easy to promote an open and welcoming policy toward all migrants as long as it doesn’t blow up in your face. But when it comes down to it, the leftists who promote this nonsense are all for it, just “not in my neighborhood.”
A year ago, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quick to respond to President Trump’s aggressive moves to close down open immigration and deport illegals. Good liberal that Trudeau is, he announced that Canada would be open to those who were rejected elsewhere.
Then things changed. It turns out that these refugees and migrants are not welcome in Canada, as Trudeau is now saying that Canada is a country of laws, not a country of accepting illegals. So the hope that Mr. Trudeau so magnanimously offered to them turned out to be a false hope.
“Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, you may recall, responded to President Trump’s efforts to halt the influx of refugees and illegal immigrants into the United States by offering up his country as an alternative safe space.
“‘To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith,’ Trudeau boasted. ‘Diversity is our strength.'”
How open and broad-minded. This is the liberal doctrine at its finest. Then reality hit as the US continued to strengthen its policy on migrants, and Canada realized what was about to happen as a result of Mr. Trudeau’s invitation.
After President Trump strengthened immigration laws even further, hundreds of thousands of El Salvadoran citizens were left wondering what would happen to them.
“‘The Department of Homeland Security has decided not to grant a full renewal of humanitarian protections to some 200,000 citizens of El Salvador who have been living in the U.S. since 2001,’ the Washington Times reported.
“Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen did grant them Temporary Protected Status for 18 months, allowing them time to sort out their immigration issues.”
So these migrants were given 18 months to find another place to live. At least some looked north. But that was not going to be the answer they had hoped for.
#TPS: "Fearing an influx of newcomers crossing 'irregularly' into Canada from the US, the Canadian govt has embarked on an information campaign to discourage Salvadorans from trekking north, as thousands of Haitians did…last summer." https://t.co/hcxpRnreO9
— Heather Gies (@HeatherGies) January 11, 2018
So when it became time for Trudeau to lead his nation in the fulfillment of his promise, it was decided that maybe this wasn’t such a good idea in the first place.
And to make sure there would not be a mass exodus of Salvadorans from the USA to Canada, a Canadian government official was dispatched to California.
“‘The government announced that it was planning to send Pablo Rodriguez, a Spanish-speaking member of Parliament, to California in the coming days to speak to community groups, lawyers and Spanish-language media,’ the Washington Post reports. ‘His message is simple: If you don’t qualify for refugee or asylum status, don’t try to cross into Canada.'”
Mr. Trudeau discovered that Canada has laws. Laws he cannot suspend by just brushing them aside.
“‘Canada is an opening and welcoming society, but let me be clear,’ Trudeau said. ‘We are also a country of laws.'”
He almost sounds a bit like President Trump there. Quite a change from when he first weighed in on the issue.
It’s amusing to see a politician have to deal with the consequences of the idiocy he or she previously spouted. No doubt it is thought unfair. Politicians surely should have the right to say whatever is necessary to get votes without being held responsible for acting on those statements?
Sorry, Mr. Trudeau. It doesn’t always work that way.
Source: Political Insider