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Beware Somalis, others, coming from US claiming a passion for Canada as they illegally cross the border

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 25, 2017

I was surprised to see this Op-ed published in the Washington Post—a message to the media to look more closely at those going across the Minnesota border in to Canada.

It is too simple to say that the rise in numbers has anything to do with who is in power in Washington (the rise began several years ago during the Obama Administration):

The great challenge of Canadian journalism in the age of Trump is resisting the temptation to cram all bilateral news into a flattering narrative that contrasts crazed, bigoted America with righteous, inclusive Canada.

mountie-at-canada-border

I’m guessing that this is the “jolly Mountie” photo mentioned in the op-ed. Don’t you wonder  how the AP got this photo? AP photo: http://www.usaukonline.com/news/355060-canadian-mounties-help-somali-family-enter-canada.html

Canadian papers have been brimming lately with sensationalistic stories of U.S. Muslim refugees “pouring” into Canada to escape President Trump and his “Muslim ban,” risking life and limb to cross unmanned portions of the border in weather icy enough to literally freeze off fingers. Things reached a social media peak when a maudlin photo of a jolly Mountie escorting a young family over the snowy 49th parallel went viral.

Yet in the service of a tidy morality tale, much about these border crossings is being reported inaccurately, or at the very least, enormous amounts of complicating context are going conspicuously ignored.

Go here to continue reading.  I especially want you to see the discussion about “asylum shopping.”

And don’t miss the 2014 story about one Somali who slipped in to Canada and the FBI asked Canada to hold him for questioning.

My previous posts on the ‘flood’ of migrants heading north to ‘welcoming’ Canada are here.

Remember that there is no reason that legal asylum seekers or legal refugees have any need to head to Canada.  Those making the dash to get out of the US are obviously living here illegally.

Trudeau can have them!

7 Responses to “Beware Somalis, others, coming from US claiming a passion for Canada as they illegally cross the border”

  1. WHEN THEY FIGURE OT 1/3 HAS TB, THEY WILL HAVE HEART ATTACKS

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  2. paleodrone said

    Greetings,

    Whatever happened to Canada, I cringed when I saw the mosaic swing into forcible action ~ had lived there for a few years as a child and it was a wondrous place full of outdoor costume skating, intricate bakery and bistro lined streets, a fabulous school with ice rinkl, magnetic ski areas, unparalleled sceneryl. When we relocated back tp the US, Albuquerque from Ottawa, there was a hatred in the air of the schools unrecognizable to me. To see that delightful wonderland, of which I camped from middle to western coast, rode trains in lush berths across, my entire childhood, was like seeing the Grinch arriving to steal Christmas. Thank you always.

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  3. Consider it America’s “gift” to her bordering nation.

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  4. Hmmm…Don’t you wonder when native Minnesotans will begin to follow to get away from Terrible Trump?

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  5. The problem with allowing them to all go to Canada is that they will get their legal papers there, then go back to the US as visitors and stay. They need to be deterred at the illegal border crossings and returned to the US. Then they will get their hearing there and hopefully be deported for good.

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  6. Jean Public said

    i am so glad they are leaving. i wish they would all leave. i think we need to watch who comes into the usa from canada now. let them all stay there. good riddens

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  7. REALLY ?

    As long as they are LEAVING THIS COUNTRY, WE ARE THE BETTER FOR IT !

    GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD GARBAGE…GOING TO A GENUINE GARBAGE DUMP IN THE MAKING…CANADA !

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