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Report: Canada Spent $270 Million on Illegal Border Crossings

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By    |   Friday, 03 August 2018 02:10 PM

The Canadian federal government spent over $270 million on people who crossed the border illegally, Global News reports.

Each of the four agencies that deal with irregular migration, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Immigration Department, Public Safety Canada and the Immigration and Refugee Board, reported spending figures for every month since 2017 to the parliamentary budget office in early July. Canada Border Services Agency, which is in charge of border security, said it spent roughly $54.5 million from April 2017 to June 2018.

"Under Canadian laws and international conventions that Canada is signatory to, the government of Canada is obligated to provide due process to individuals on Canadian soil who are seeking protection," Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen wrote to parliamentary budget officer Jean-Denis Frechette in a letter responding to his request, according to the Ottawa Citizen. "As such, there is no cap on intake of asylum claims."

Michelle Rempel, a conservative immigration critic, called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fix the cost of irregular migration.

"The prime minister has only made the situation worse, and permanent, by failing to take action and provinces and municipalities will continue to bear the brunt of these costs until the Trudeau government is able to present a fully-costed plan to deal with the situation at our borders,” she said on Thursday.

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