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Taxpayers footing hotel bills for illegal Roxham Road border jumpers

Canadians are once again faced with paying the bill with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s open border policy. Taxpayers are forced to foot the bill of quarantine stays for unvaccinated border jumpers who enter Canada illegally via Roxham Road.

Migrants and asylum seekers who are unvaccinated and do not have a quarantine plan will be housed free of charge by the government in dedicated rooms, according to Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Catrina Tapley.

Tapley revealed the Liberal government’s policy during a Commons immigration committee meeting on Mar. 3, 2022.

“First of all, those who are vaccinated or who have a clear plan for quarantine are processed and are on their way. For those who are not vaccinated and do not have a quarantine plan, we have rooms in hotels, where we place them until their quarantine period is complete and they are able to move into other social housing systems,” said Tapley. “No, we don’t charge people for the time in the hotel.”

“To clarify, because I’m also out of time, the Government of Canada is paying for hotel rooms for pending asylum claimants who are unvaccinated?” asked Conservative MP Garnett Genuis.

“You are correct,” responded Tapley.

The quarantine period for unvaccinated travellers authorized to enter Canada is currently 14 days.

In December True North did a exclusive report on this issue.

Although unvaccinated migrants can cross into Canada freely, Canadian citizens who are unvaccinated cannot board a plane or train to travel domestically or internationally.

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