I immigrated back in 1982. I was a kid but old enough to remember the whole experience. Immigration is not fun. It is a humbling experience but if you can survive it and become a citizen it is worth it. I thank Canada for teaching me English (among other things) with great schooling and teachers. English is my first language now. My belief is that health care is the right of every person. If you see someone hurt like in a car accident or maybe heart attack or even a fall, natural reaction is to help. It is the human thing to do. One of the jobs of a government is to protect its citizens. Keep them safe. If a country can provide the right environment to start a business then that is a form of help. Back when I was a kid, you could get a steady job for 25 to 30 years and retire comfortably. That's also a form of help. Today, I wonder. I have a business so someone else comment if that is still possible. I think anyone with healthy self-esteem does not want social help except for help to get a real job. Canada has cut back on providing support on dental and eye care because, in my observation, the population is aging and the health care system is going bankrupt. Not enough tax paying population, population is also getting older, and the government can't afford to cover everything. That's why immigration is still needed. Unless you can convince your citizens to have more babies. But, of course, this is province by province so I can't speak definitively for the entire country. Every single government program/agency will have politicians trying to fill their pockets. So that's a problem as well. But the alternative to have corporate execs fill their pockets even more is not a better option. I am seeing things going down in Canada, the US, and the world. But, IMO, the problem is mostly with the politicians and their global policies/decisions plus greed. Immigrants are the scapegoat and the symptom. I'd be happy to discuss with you what led to current asylum seeking.