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Re: [OM] OT: American Refugees in Canada

Subject: Re: [OM] OT: American Refugees in Canada
From: Charles Geilfuss <charles.geilfuss@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:12:10 -0400
[Snip] There's been immigration both ways across the US-Canadian border for
centuries.

Indeed. When I lived in Lewiston, NY my barber was Canadian although, when
he took ill, he returned home for treatment.

Charlie

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 9:05 AM, Sandy Harris <sandyinchina@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

> Chris Trask <christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> >      No, these are not natural-born US citzens, but instead are mostly
> Haitian refugees from the 2010 earthquake:
> >
> > http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40879544
>
> Canada has a law that we won't take refugees who are already in a
> "safe third country" so, for example, a Syrian cannot apply for
> refugee status here if he or she is already in the US or most of
> Europe, but the ones in refugee camps near the conflict can apply.
> That has been controversial; some on the left claim the US is not
> currently safe for Muslims so we should take more. Last I heard, the
> government was still saying no to that.
>
> A complication is that provinces can have their own programs to
> encourage whatever they consider the right sort of immigrant & the
> feds co-operate by providing visas. Quebec wants French speakers, so
> they let in a lot of Haitians, Cameroonians, etc.
>
> >      Oddly, just yesterday the BBC here had an article about an American
> family who emigrated from Charleston, SC to Halifax, NS.  Seafood should be
> cheap, eh?
>
> There's been immigration both ways across the US-Canadian border for
> centuries.
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