posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 05:20 PM
Personally, the reason I applied for immigration to Canada back in May wasn't to impress or influence anyone here, but in the hopes of finding a
safer place to live for myself. By safer, I mean safeguarding my personal freedoms, i.e. no patriot act, etc.
I don't expect to hear more about the application for another couple of months, then I have a big choice to make. I'm still going back & forth about
the whole thing, bit I'm really happy I got in line when I did. It took from January1, 2004 until May just to get all the required documentation
together, not to mention the hefty application fee. Also, you have to show you have enough *cash* in the bank to support yourself & family for 6
months. And you have to keep that money in the bank up until the day you cross the border to Canada. This meant I had to plan far enough ahead to sell
my property, and in the area I lived, that was no small trick. While waiting, I moved to a really nice town, with colleges and free thinkers and a
So I'm really torn between taking the risk of leaving behind my country, my family, home, job, and so on, and the risk of getting stuck in a regime
that "burns witches" (that's not meant literally, I hope). When I get notice from Canada to take the next immigration step, I have to bet my whole
future on how wacked things will really get here.
I don't think votes count anymore, and I cannot live under a religious dictatorship. SO I don;t know if me staying and fighting will just get me
gitmo'ed. What a waste of a chance at life in a freer country. But if this mess is jsut a glitch that I could help fix by staying, what a waste to
dump all my assets to be a penniless immigrant.