RCMP and border security intercepted 56,515 illegal immigrants in the past three years.
According to a new report by Blacklocks Reporter, an inquiry to the ministry also revealed that most of them are still here.
There are 52,109 illegal migrants currently awaiting deportation or appealing a deportation order.
The Blacklock’s article also noted the new funding directed to the Immigration and Refugee Board to deal with the persistent and growing appeals backlog.
“Funding for the Immigration and Refugee Board has increased 56 percent since 2017, from $82.9 million in 2017 to $129.4 million this year.”
Michael MacDonald, associate deputy immigration minister said the Immigration and Refugee Board was hiring “several hundred new employees” to speed up hearings to deal with the 2 year long wait for an appeal.
“A total 648 illegal immigrants were deported last year, according to the Inquiry of Ministry. Similar “removals” totaled 495 the previous year.”
An increase of nearly 50 million dollars per year in funding to the Immigration and Refugee Board to expedite appeals resulted in just an additional 150 people illegally in Canada finally deported from the country.
Maybe if the Canadian Government spent 50 million dollars on a state-of-the-art fence at Roxham Road, instead of more immigration bureaucrats, we might see some real progress in enforcing Canadian immigration laws.