The CBC News says, in a headline, that “Minister says 300,000 new immigrants a year is Canada’s ‘new normal‘” and I say, good for the minister.
We need to select our immigrant for our own good reasons, not to allow them to stream, uninvited, across our borders because the Trudeau regime is too cowardly to amend the laws to close some silly loopholes.
“Immigration minister Ahmed Hussen told The House that the government will not go below that level next year … [thus] … “Three hundred thousand is now our new normal,” he said, while not closing the door to a higher number for 2018 … [and] … “As a government we went from 260,000 to 300,000 because of the need to meet the demands of Canadian families who wanted to reunite with their loved ones,” Hussen continued. “But also employers who are asking us to allow them to continue to use immigration more and more as a way to meet their growth needs.” Good!
“Hussen added,” CBC says “that he’s been in the process of consultations since April to put together the immigration outlook that’s coming soon, and that those consultations focused on the numbers Canada should bring in and what the right mix immigration, in terms of the different classes, should be.” Good, again! And he appears to have gotten the right answer … more, but a manageable more is what’s needed.
“He said the “vast majority” of immigrants coming in will be from the economic class because that’s where the greatest need is.” Good, a third time … he says he will be doing the right thing and he might even be doing things right.
But, first, before he can promulgate a coherent, sane immigration policy he must secure our borders. That includes closing the legal loopholes that allow migrants to enter Canada improperly (at other than a designated border crossing) and then claim refugee status ~ an opportunity that would not be open to them if they came to a properly designated land border crossing site because they would be turned away before entering Canada because they are not eligible to enter Canada for any reason ~ they don’t qualify as immigrants and they are not, by definition, in need of refuge because, if they are coming from the USA (our only land border) they are already in a safe third country.