To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017
Graeme Gordon, CBC News: Trudeau should probably stop telling desperate refugees that everyone is welcome in Canada
Anyone with the smallest bit of knowledge about the immigration process knows that's not true
Are you one of the millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. afraid of being deported? Come to Canada! An asylum-seeker worried your refugee claim will be denied in America? Welcome to Canada! Paid a paltry wage in Mexico? Head on up to Canada!
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began broadcasting this heart-warming message in late January as a not-so-subtle subtweet about President Donald Trump's travel ban.
"To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada" he tweeted on Jan. 28, followed by a picture of him greeting a refugee family.
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WNU Editor: As an immigrant and now Canadian citizen .... over the years I have taken care of immigrants from eastern Europe, South Korea, and China. I know only too well on how hard it is to succeed in Canada .... especially if you come to this country with nothing. Since Prime Minister Trudeau's tweet .... instead of getting an inquiry through friends once or twice a year on Canada's immigration process .... I now receive about 2 to 3 requests a day ... and this is all coming from word of mouth. In fact .... when I add-up the numbers .... I can start a profitable immigration consulting company just doing this. But taking money from immigrants .... I just cannot do that .... to me it is immoral to help desperate people dreaming of a new start in a new country for profit. Unfortunately .... there are a lot of people out there who have no scruples, and I know of a few cases cases where sadly people are being taken advantage of because of Prime Minister Trudeau's remarks. I tell everyone that to become a Canadian citizen .... it is a long and tough process. And while the government will assist new immigrants, the onus is still on the immigrant to learn the language, to work hard, and to obey the law. Failure to do any of this will mean tough times .... and you will never be happy in this country.