Is Canada Accepting More Refugees Than the US?

Justin Trudeau is facing criticism but he WILL bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. The polling situation is similar to the U.S. where the majority of people are opposing the idea. Within that majority, many agree that security is the issue. It’s very similar to the reasons that the governors in the US are giving. I have to agree that American and Canadian citizens are alike but what sets them apart is the government.

Let’s take a look at the platforms of each party at the time before the federal election in Canada. The conservatives planned to bring in around 11,000 Syrian refugees with an addition 10,000 by the end of 2018 if Harper was re-elected. While the NDP thought of rising that number to 46,000 if Tom Muclair was elected. Some members in the NDP insisted on rising that number. By doubling that number, it’s roughly 0.003% of Canada’s total population.

Now let’s see what the U.S. is up to. Obama wants to bring in around 10,000 refugees in the following year but he will step down soon so it’s very similar to Harper’s idea. Right now, I don’t really know what’ll happen in the states because Governors in the 26 states are refusing refugees. Are they even allowed to do that? I don’t know if Premiers in Canada have the power to oppose decisions like these. I’m certain that the tough talk by governors in the states are highly unconstitutional and unpatriotic.

There are already a couple of hundred refugees entering Canada every day. Some are being placed in army bases and abandoned hospitals but they will disperse in a matter of months because refugees have mobility rights. Government officials don’t want to call those sites a camp because they don’t want to confuse people with the notion of putting people in tents.  Besides, there’s already snow on the ground so who’d want to sleep in a tent?

Let’s try to conclude this up. Canada will have accepted more refugees than the United States of America if they meet their goal of bringing in 25,000 refugees by the end of the year. I guarantee you that less Canadians will be opposing the plan if the U.S. led the way in bringing in the refugees. Unfortunately, they aren’t and Canadian citizens are starting to think more like Americans in terms of security and safety.

What is your opinion on the latest Canadian plan of bring in only children, women, and families and to leave out unaccompanied men? How about this topic in general?  Let me know in the comments.

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4 thoughts on “Is Canada Accepting More Refugees Than the US?

  1. While it is the safest bet, it’s also so hard to justify once you really start thinking about it. A family with a 19 year old boy (which in many cultures as well as developmentally in general, is still a kid incapable taking care of himself) will have to face the tough choice of leaving one child behind to save the others.
    I guess there’s no correct answer in a situation like this.

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