Andrew Scheer Reveals Conservative Immigration Plan – Oct. 9, 2019

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Andrew Scheer Reveals Conservative Immigration Plan – Oct. 9, 2019

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks with reporters in Hemmingford, Quebec, about his party’s proposed changes to Canada’s immigration system. He is making his announcement on Roxham Road near the Canada-U.S. border. Thousands of asylum seekers have entered Canada by using the road, turning it into an unofficial border crossing.

Measures include closing a loophole in the Safe Third Country Agreement that allows asylum seekers who enter Canada through irregular border crossings to make a refugee claim, hiring 250 more Canada Border Services Agency officers, focusing on economic immigration, and prioritizing individuals fleeing persecution or civil war.