Tag: illegal migrants

Irregular migrants on track to cost Canada almost $400 million, watchdog says

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/irregular-migrants-on-track-to-cost-canada-almost-400-million-watchdog-says-1.4197552 OTTAWA — Asylum-seekers who entered Canada irregularly last year will cost federal organizations $340 million — an amount projected to balloon to almost $400 million for migrants who arrive in 2019, the federal budget watchdog says. A report Thursday from the parliamentary budget officer calculates the average cost of each irregular migrant who arrived in Canada […]

Morning Update: The $1-billion cost of asylum-seeker spike; the new head of Ontario’s police force

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-morning-update-the-1-billion-cost-of-asylum-seeker-spike-the-new/ The federal government is on pace to spend eight figures over three years, according to a report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer. The average cost for each migrant who entered Canada between border crossings – nearly 38,000 since January of 2017 – is $14,321 for the entire refugee claim process, and the figure is predicted to […]

Hussen says Ford government engaged in ‘fear mongering and demonizing of asylum seekers’

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/powerandpolitics/hussen-macleod-asylum-seekers-fear-mongering-1.4888639 Federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen took aim at the Ontario government on Thursday, saying Doug Ford’s government is stoking fears around asylum seekers and is not offering solutions to the issue of illegal border crossers. “They are not engaged. Instead they have unfortunately decided to engage in fear mongering and demonizing of asylum seekers, […]