Inquiry question: Should Canada continue to support refugees coming from the U.s. border?
Hello everyone! I just started on butterfly effect and this is my first project. I chose to look into something big that is happening in Canada. When Donald Trump was elected the new president of the United States it didn't only effect them. The new laws in the U.S. make it very difficult for refugees, resulting in many deciding to "move" to Canada. I was interested in this topic because it will have a big impact on Canada and it's important to keep up with what is happening around us-if we like it or not.
In the first round I will look into the new laws in the U.S. there have been a variety of them, all just as bad for refugees as the last. Specifically, Trump placed a ban upon refugees coming from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Lydia to cross the border for 90 days. As a result, so many refugees are coming to Canada-legally or not. There have been countless people walking on foot across the border too. Furthermore the overall how, when and why will be addressed inn the first round.
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In the second round I will be looking into the ways the immigrants are coming. Canada has laws and proper procedures immigrants need to follow, so when they show up at the border they are taking a short cut. This, in the long run and right now, is an issue. If we let them in, one, it's like we are saying we will make exceptions, two, if we make exceptions for one family, all families will want it/expect it and three, it will turn the system into chaos in the long run. This will occur because suddenly, there will be thousands of immigrants in Canada who have stepped right over our proper procedures. This could be dangerous too. we have such an extensive process because we want to make sure we aren't letting criminals into Canada. So by doing this, we could also be letting out a signal saying Canada is weak right now. Which honestly we are.
Finally,in the third round I will be looking at the overall impact this will have on us. Many things could happen no matter which path we decide to take. the one great thing about Canada and the one thing everyone relies on, is that its free. that's why people are coming here in the first place. so if we decide not to let the immigrants in, in a way we are just as bad as America and that is how the problem started. But if we do, the question is what are we going to do with them. We already have enough homeless people on our streets, we don't need thousands more. Not to mention the problems Canadians already have.
So hopefully I will be able to uncover the right choice-or at least a good option.
teacher: Mrs. Stuart