Re: Trudeau Begs the U.S to Tighten it's Immigration LawsMay 15th, 2018
From the Wall St. Journal....
Selected high points of the article...
People breaching the border is a new challenge for Canada. The country’s geographic isolation has traditionally allowed it to maintain a highly selective immigration and refugee system,
“It forces Canadians, who have always patted themselves on the back for being very open to immigration, very welcoming, to deal with the kinds of challenges Italy, Greece and others have been facing and to realize it’s not so easy,” said Irene Bloemraad, a migration expert and the chair of Canadian studies at University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Hussen and other officials are concerned shutting down unofficial crossings would push migrants to use more dangerous routes and sneak into the country undetected. Instead, they are trying head off a big wave of claimants ahead of summer. The minister met with Nigeria’s high commissioner to Canada last month to discuss the rise in the number of Nigerians using U.S. visas to enter Canada and then claim asylum. His department has also sent officers to Nigeria to communicate with U.S. embassy officials about abuse of travel visas; Mr. Hussen is in Nigeria this week. The Canadian government also aims to send officials to Nigerian churches in the U.S. to dispel myths of easy entry to Canada.
One woman said she and her family had taken a plane from Nigeria to New York City, then a bus to Plattsburgh, N.Y., and a shuttle to the Canadian border.
“We came here for protection, for a better life,” she said, adding that her family faced persecution and worries over female genital mutilation in Nigeria. She declined to give her name as she hurried across.
There's nothing wrong with a voter ID law. Just make passports free for the poor and let people register their finger prints if they want to. Then there would be no excuse for a person to scan his passport or fingerprint at the entrance to the voting booth. The scanning technology already exists and it's quite advanced.