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News Release: Trudeau Handling and Asylum Claims

news release: Conservative MP Michelle Rempel.--- ; Michelle Rempel, the official Opposition's immigration critic, issued a news release earlier this week criticizing the Trudeau government's handling of the ongoing influx of so-called irregular migrants coming across the Canada-U.S. border, according to National Observer. In it, she said the majority of the asylum claims before the Immigration and Refugee Board would be rejected a claim she attributes to Transport Minister Marc Garneau, who said a bit more than 90 per cent of irregular migrants do not meet our criteria to claim asylum and that they must leave. It is not compassionate nor prudent to give these individuals false hope when we know that the majority of the asylum claims before the Immigration and Refugee Board will eventually be rejected. But is either statement true Spoiler alert The Canadian Press Baloney Meter is a dispassionate examination of political statements culminating in a ranking of accuracy on a scale of no baloney to full of baloney complete methodology below . This one earns a rating of a lot of baloney. Thousands of asylum seekers have since arrived in Canada from the U.S., avoiding official border checkpoints where they'd have been turned away under the Safe Third Country agreement between the two countries. Here's why.THE FACTSCanada began experiencing an influx of irregular border crossers in early 2017, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he would end a program that offered temporary protected status to immigrants from several countries, including Haiti, to live in the United States. ( As reported in the news.