Country’s Muslim immigration minister proudly announces that Canada will be opening its borders to 1 million more troubled Islamic refugees
Canada will boost immigration to one million over the next three years with a plan that “will guarantee” the country’s future prosperity, its immigration minister Ahmed Hussen announced this week. (Seriously? How do you predict “future prosperity” when most of them will likely be on welfare all their lives?)
Business Day (via New Observer) The number of immigrants will be increased to at least 310,000 next year, and continue growing to 330,000 in 2019 and 340,000 in 2020, said Hussen, who assumed office in January and is himself a Somali Muslim immigrant.
According to the last census, the proportion of the Canadian population born abroad had risen to a near historical high of 21.9% in 2016, for a total of 7,540,830. For the first time, Africa ranked second ahead of Europe as the source of immigrants from 2011 to 2016, Statistics Canada said. Asia, including the Middle East, remained the leading source.
The top source countries in these two regions were Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Cameroon; and the Philippines, India, China, Iran, Pakistan, Syria and South Korea, respectively.
A 2011 investigation into the cost of immigrants to Canada found that they cost the state $23 billion per year and “impose a huge fiscal burden on Canadian taxpayers.”
In addition to this, the source countries of Hussen’s “prosperous” immigrants belie the claim that they will “boost the economy.