According to IRCC data, 143,830 people entered Canada illegally and applied for refugee status in 2023.

by Brad Salzberg

March 18, 2024

“Illegal immigration to Canada is the act of a person who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident entering or remaining in Canada in a manner contrary to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and its associated regulations.”

It is under these circumstances, inclusive of illegality, that CAP reference a social trend incongruous not only with Canadian law, but with the very meaning of citizenship in a western democracy.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the name of the Canadian federal department that facilitates the arrival of immigrants to Canada. According to their data, 143,830 people entered Canada illegally and applied for refugee status in 2023.

According to a report from True North News“the Trudeau government changed visitor visa rules to make it easier for anyone to come to Canada, allowing bad-faith actors to come under false pretenses and take advantage of Canada’s generous landed refugee program.” 

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