We don’t know for sure that Canada will be taking a hardline stance on immigration from the U.S., but the prospect of an anti-immigration bill in Congress seems a plausible one.
Last week, Canadian Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and the U,S.
Treasury Department signed an agreement under which Canada would provide $25 million to help the U!
pay for border infrastructure.
That could be a major step toward the creation of a “sanctuary” in Canada that would shield immigrants who are detained by U.N. officials.
That’s exactly what the Canadian government has proposed in the past, but with the U.’s position on immigration becoming increasingly hostile, there’s a chance that it could become a more serious issue in the future.
A report from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday revealed that the U.,S.
and Canada have signed a $25-million pact that commits the governments to work together to combat “illegal immigration and other human rights abuses,” a phrase that refers to the so-called “sanctuaries” that have sprung up in some cities across the country.
The committee report also said that the Canadian side is expected to provide $6 million for a refugee resettlement program in the U and $2 million for the construction of a border fence.
We don?t know for certain that the two countries will actually do this, but we’re certainly starting to get a sense of what it will look like from a political standpoint.
If the Trump administration and the Trump White House want to see a “border wall” between Canada and the United States, it will likely require more funding than what Canada is prepared to give to the U—something that might be a difficult political sell to a Congress that’s wary of government spending.