Montreal Turns Stadium Into Welcome Centre for Asylum Seekers From US
Thanks to Trump and Co.’s brave efforts to protect the USA, so many asylum seekers are fleeing to Canada they’ve had to open Montreal Olympic Stadium as a welcome centre. Yes, an entire Olympic sized stadium is needed to house people fleeing Trump’s cruel immigration policies. From The Guardian
More than 3,300 asylum seekers have entered Quebec from the US, driving authorities to create temporary welcome centre at 56,000-seat stadium
On one hand, I’m genuinely proud of Canada stepping up and caring for these people. On the other, this is terrible, even obscene that it’s come to this.
In the United States, the Trump administration is weighing ending a program that granted Haitians a so-called “temporary protected status” following the massive earthquake that struck in 2010.
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, an outspoken critic of the U.S. administration’s immigration policies, went on Twitter to welcome Haitian arrivals and tell them they can count on the city.
He then pointed the finger at Trump tweeting: “Again a consequence of the immigration policy [of] Donald Trump #RefugiesHaitiens”.
At least it’s now summer. I was horrified by reports of people fleeing during the winter, totally unprepared for the weather. Many of these people arrive with children in tow, or even carrying babies. For now, at least, they are safe. Better in Montreal Olympic Stadium then imprisoned in ICE’s terrible detention centres, where families, even children, are treated like criminals.