Integrity of Canada’s immigration system damaged by Trudeau’s ‘famous’ tweet, Scheer says

Integrity of Canada’s immigration system damaged by Trudeau’s ‘famous’ tweet, Scheer says

Scheer said he has met people who spent years in a refugee camp waiting to enter Canada and don’t understand why others can enter through upstate New York

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SURREY, B.C. — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the prime minister damaged the integrity of Canada’s immigration system when he tweeted two years ago that Canadians will welcome all those fleeing persecution, terror and war.

“In terms of illegal immigration, we have seen this problem grow for the past few years. We all remember Justin Trudeau’s famous tweet where he couldn’t resist jumping in on Twitter and tweeting out all are welcome,” Scheer said Friday at a town hall in suburban Vancouver held by the Surrey Board of Trade.

“Well, people have taken him up on his word. The problem is that that damages the integrity of our immigration system and people who are trying to come to Canada the right way are now having to wait longer,” he said to applause from members of the audience.

In January 2017, Trudeau posted on Twitter: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada.”

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Integrity of Canada’s immigration system damaged by Trudeau’s ‘famous’ tweet, Scheer says

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