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Fleeing stepped-up sweeps by the American authorities, illegal immigrants to the United States, mostly Mexican, are arriving in growing numbers at the foot of the bridge in this Canadian border town seeking refugee status.
Still more immigrants, mostly Mexicans living illegally in Florida, have begun trying to make their way past America’s northern border at other locations, the majority of them flying into the airport in Toronto, Canadian officials said Thursday.
Originally posted by Roper
I'm sure the Canadians will welcome them with open arms.
If they don't I'll be surprised.
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by Herman
I thought that the reason the are migrating now to Canada is because the rumors of the coming North American Union.
But you got a valid point it could be that they are after the free health care.
Beware Canadians they like to have many babies so they can stay in your country, with Mexican Canadian babies they can get all the free health care they want.
Sad but true.
Originally posted by Duzey
To borrow a phrase from someone (I can't remember who), Canada is woefully understaffed. People just aren't having as many babies as they used to. We bring up loads of Mexicans every year and give them healthcare and jobs - the only problem is, they keep leaving once fall comes. We can't get them to stay because of the weather. I don't know about the rest of Canada, but where I am, there is tons of work in things like construction (so much so that it is actually holding our economy back) and manufacturing, so if they want to come up, go through our system and become Canadians, good for them and us. Send the Mexicans to BC, please.
On the positive side, there may be more openings than those projected for these workers, especially for construction trades helpers and labourers. This will be mainly due to the many construction projects related to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Many sport facilities will be built and existing facilities will be expanded. The Sea-to-Sky Highway requires an update and other transportation improvement projects are expected before the Games. Also, the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre expansion project is expected to provide increased employment opportunities to helpers and labourers, as well as many skilled construction trades workers. Construction industry sources predict that as many as 12,000 additional workers, skilled and unskilled, will be needed just to complete the Olympic work and all related commercial and institutional projects currently planned to commence between 2004 and 2005 in the province.
Originally posted by marg6043
Yes intrepid but you are aware of the problem we in US have with the immigration, how long it will take for Canada to start noticing that they are getting a growing problem.
How about when the cheap labor takes over.
Plunging temperatures and strong winds made it feel like nearly –50 C in some parts of Manitoba on Friday, as winter returned with a vengeance.
Environment Canada issued wind chill warnings for most of southern Manitoba, including Winnipeg, the Red River Valley, and the Brandon and Dauphin areas.
Morning temperatures in the Manitoba capital dipped as low as –36 C. With the wind chill, it felt like –48. By 3 p.m., the mercury rose to –28, but that felt like –35 with the wind chill factored in.