Monday, March 20, 2017

Illegals Unpopular in Canada, Too

Reuters has the results of a new poll of Canadians, hat tip to Drudge Report for the link. Its findings don't fit our stereotype of "the polite Canadian who loves multiculturalism;" maybe it was always a myth.
Canadians appeared to be just as concerned about illegal immigration as Americans, according to the poll, which was conducted between March 8-9. Some 48 percent supported "increasing the deportation of people living in Canada illegally."

When asked specifically about the recent border crossings, the same number - 48 percent - said Canada should "send these migrants back to the U.S." Another 36 percent said Canada should "accept these migrants".

In the United States, where President Donald Trump was elected partly on his promise to boost deportations, 50 percent of adults supported "increasing the deportation of illegal immigrants," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted in the same week.
As a longtime social scientist, I'd tell you those numbers show there is no material difference between us and our northern neighbors in degree of support for ejecting illegals.