Far-right groups, counter-protesters rally over asylum seekers at Canada-U.S. border

Mike Noble is a construction worker from Ottawa who believes that ISIS fighters are entering into Canada at Roxham Road, the country’s busiest illegal border crossing. So on Saturday, he made the 2½ hour drive from his home to the Canada-U.S. border crossing at Lacolle, Que.

There Noble, 35, joined around 100 other people, many of them affiliated with one of Quebec’s growing number of far-right groups, to protest how governments are handling the flow of asylum seekers entering Canada through irregular border points.

“I’m against illegal immigration, I’m against the Trudeau government,” Noble said.

“My grandpa fought for this country during World War 2. My great grandfather fought for this country during World War 1. And I just can’t let criminals, ISIS members, come here and try to destroy my people.