As Twitchy reported, President Trump on Monday signed a revised executive order on immigration that almost immediately sent the #MuslimBan hashtag trending again.
After the original travel ban went into effect in January, demonstrators mobbed airports across the country to protest, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued what appeared to be a massive subtweet, telling “those fleeing persecution, terror and war” that Canada was ready to welcome them with open arms in the name of diversity.
Trudeau seems to be getting his wish, in a way. The Associated Press reported last week that illegals, fearing an enforcement crackdown under the new administration, are beginning to stream across the border into the town of Emerson, Manitoba, creating a spike in the need to provide housing and other support until their cases are heard.
Public Safety Min Ralph Goodale to visit Emerson tomorrow to meet & thank ppl dealing w/ 'irregular border crossings', office says. #ctvwpg
— Beth Macdonell (@BethCTV) March 3, 2017
From February 28 to March 3, 2017, #rcmpmb intercepted 40 people illegally crossing the border near Emerson, MB. Total for 2017 is 183
— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) March 4, 2017
Canada minister addresses influx of asylum-seekers from US: https://t.co/6x4eJ6Zlu7
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) March 4, 2017
Ralph Goodale committing $30,000 to local fire dept responding to asylum seekers in Emerson. Has already used 1/3 of annual budget #cbcmb
— Karen Pauls (@karenpaulscbc) March 4, 2017
Migrants have been crossing through fields and ditches because, under the Canada-United States Safe Third Country Agreement, they are turned back at official border crossings if they have already made refugee claims in the U.S.
If they get onto Canadian soil before being apprehended, they are allowed to stay in Canada and go through the normal refugee-claim process.
So, it’s up to Canada to determine if these “migrants” fleeing from the United States are indeed refugees, and until that happens, the country is allocating tens of thousands of dollars to the community to deal with the sudden influx of refuge seekers.
— A (@graessergirl) March 4, 2017
Prediction: Migrants will flee to Canada come spring/summer by crossing the US border, it'll be a big problem. #CdnPoli??
— Stefanie MacWilliams (@StefMacWilliams) March 5, 2017
@StefMacWilliams But Ralph Goodale went to Emerson and gave the town $30,000 so it will all be fine – she said, sarcastically. Unbelievable.
— LindyB. (@notafreebird) March 5, 2017
— Nickel Bail Bonds (@NickelBonds) March 4, 2017
The AP’s report doesn’t mention if any of those crossing were American celebrities making good on their pre-election promises to flee to Canada, but we’ll update the post if necessary.
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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 18, 2017