Thousands of ‘asylum seeking’ illegal immigrants are now making their way up north to the sanctuary city of Toronto claiming to be seeking refuge from President Donald Trump’s administration.
The surge in refugees seeking asylum in Canada by way of the United States has hit southern Ontario border crossings, according to the latest figures from border officials.
Starting in November, just as U.S. President Donald Trump stunned the world with his election win, more than 400 refugees a month started showing up at the five border crossings looking to get into Canada permanently.
In January alone, 433 refugees showed up at Ontario border crossings, compared to 175 refugees in the same month in 2015. That figure is a 147 per cent increase. […]
There were 422 refugees seeking asylum in southern Ontario in November 2016, up from the 231 during the same month in 2015. December had similar results with 447 in 2016, compared to 297 the year before.
The spike is related to President Donald Trump’s administration, Ontario lawyer Eddie Kadri told CBC News.
“You’re seeing a direct correlation between the rise in refugee claims and the new administration’s policies,” he said. “Absolutely, there’s no doubt.”
And many have their sights set of Toronto.