Roxham Road: Boulet disappointed by Justin Trudeau's response

Immigration Minister Jean Boulet is disappointed with the response offered by Justin Trudeau in the Roxham Road file, which the Legault government is demanding be closed due to the unprecedented number of illegal crossings observed since its reopening.

Roxham Road: Boulet disappointed by Justin Trudeau's response

Immigration Minister Jean Boulet is disappointed with the response offered by Justin Trudeau in the Roxham Road file, which the Legault government is demanding be closed due to the unprecedented number of illegal crossings observed since its reopening.

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Recall that on Wednesday, François Legault directly challenged Justin Trudeau asking him to close Roxham Road (reopened last November), where at the current rate, a record quantity of more than 35,000 irregular passages is apprehended this year.

Roxham Road has become a real "strainer", had denounced Mr. Boulet a little earlier, repeating that the reception and accommodation capacity of Quebec is exceeded.

“We will always continue to respect the principles of our immigration system,” Trudeau told reporters later, before question period in the House of Commons.

“We have a rigorous system that will continue to do its job. We are a country that welcomes immigration because we have a rigorous system. We will continue to work with the partners,” added the Liberal leader.

Mr. Boulet, who maintains his request to close Roxham Road, considers Prime Minister Trudeau's response unsatisfactory.

"Disappointed? Yes, and when we refer to the rigor of the immigration system in Canada, I regret: this is not what we see on the ground, ”reacted Minister Boulet, referring to the remarks made by Mr. Trudeau .

“The processing times, both for work permits and for asylum seekers at the Immigration and Refugee Board [up to 14 months], in my opinion, these are delays that are not acceptable” , reiterated Mr. Boulet.


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