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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Canada intends to change the law to make it harder for asylum seekers rejected by countries like the US to file refugee claims at the border, as thousands of asylum seekers have crossed the border after their claims were rejected in the US.

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Remember the days back in the early aughts and teens when Canadian politicians would reprimand the US for not doing enough to help illegal immigrants?

Good times.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-10 03:05 PM | Reply

Remember when Canada had a diversity lottery? Oh wait, never happened.

The Left hates Canada's merit-based immigration system.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-10 03:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

If it ain't cruel, it ain't worth doin!

#3 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-04-10 06:25 PM | Reply

*crickets*

-The DR Canucks

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-11 05:10 PM | Reply

We know who the real enemy is, so why is Canada doing this?

It has to be some kind of trick, but what is their angle?

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-04-11 05:13 PM | Reply

"The Left hates Canada's merit-based immigration system."

The right actually thinks they can judge the "merit" of an immigrant. If we had used such a system in our past we would have not had the benefits that so many immigrants brought to this country. The problem with a "merit" system is that the ideas the immigrants bring aren't considered "meritable" because the people designing the system haven't considered them. New ideas are seldomly welcomed by the status quo.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-13 10:01 AM | Reply

--The right actually thinks they can judge the "merit" of an immigrant.

The entire world is "rightwing" including your beloved pseudo-socialist countries? They would be surprised to hear that.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-13 10:36 AM | Reply

--The right actually thinks they can judge the "merit" of an immigrant.

Nulli, addresses this, but I would add these countries have a large social safety net, and understand to keep it working you can't allow people to come in and abuse it.

I have said this before control the border, and many social programs become possible.

If we had used such a system in our past we would have not had the benefits that so many immigrants brought to this country.

Not true..

The problem with a "merit" system is that the ideas the immigrants bring aren't considered "meritable" because the people designing the system haven't considered them.

True, I don't consider rape murder, and displacing unskilled labor "meritable".

New ideas are seldomly welcomed by the status quo.

ProTop, we don't filter by ideas ....

#8 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-13 10:46 AM | Reply

"The entire world is "rightwing" including your beloved pseudo-socialist countries? They would be surprised to hear that."

most of those "pseudo-socialist" nations are accepting millions of refugees from the ME. And why are so many fleeing the ME, because of the disruption and upheaval caused by Bush's experiment in Iraq. Disrupted the entire region, millions have lost homes and lives. The right has still not accepted the blame for their experiment. Till you do, you really are irrelevant, your thoughts are based on the need to perpetuate a lie because if they don't they will have to take responsibility for the disasters they created.
It actually does occur to me that the right has never been right about anything in my entire life. Not on foreign policy, economics, human rights, equality....nothing. Provably so.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-13 11:13 AM | Reply

"I have said this before control the border, and many social programs become possible."

Pretending most illegal aliens don't pay taxes. Wrong. They even contribute to SS even though they will never be able to collect.

When the biggest drain on our Treasury is tax cuts for corporations and the 1% you arguments become just irrelevant nonsense. We had virtually no debt when Ronnie Raygun started slashing taxes, our debt has increased exponentially ever since. All hail Ronnie Raygun, destroyer of our middle class.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-13 11:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

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"True, I don't consider rape murder, and displacing unskilled labor "meritable"."

Provable fact. Illegal aliens commit fewer crimes than do native born Americans. You can use your dishonest talking points with other right wing idiots but not people who actually read the news without a Fox filter.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-13 11:19 AM | Reply

- When the biggest drain on our Treasury is tax cuts for corporations and the 1% you arguments become just irrelevant nonsense.

Highly repeatable.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-13 12:10 PM | Reply

-- tax cuts for corporations and the 1% you arguments become just irrelevant nonsense.

Irrelevant deflection to a totally unrelated issue. Read the headline and link again, as many times as necessary.

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-04-13 12:24 PM | Reply

Illegal immigrants???? Bububububut what about tax cuts...yeah!!!

-the Useful Idiots of the DR Left

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-13 12:58 PM | Reply

Don't want massive waves of immigration?

Don't screw up the countries these people live in, forcing them to flee.

For every action, there's a reaction.

Karma.

Pretty easy.

#15 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-13 01:01 PM | Reply

#15

Do you really believe that the US is 100% responsible for the messes in Central America?

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-13 01:10 PM | Reply

Do you really believe that the US is 100% responsible for the messes in Central America?
#16 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

How many decades of America intervening in South and Central American governments would you like to go back?

Fact is. If Central and South American countries were more stable, their citizens wouldn't need to migrate.

If their nations had stable governments, they could create a life for themselves and their families where they are.

Most recent example? As Nulli or Andreà would love to tell you. Is Honduras.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-13 01:21 PM | Reply

14 & 16

Trumpish Republican myopic "thinking" at it's whiniest.

#18 | Posted by Corky at 2019-04-13 01:22 PM | Reply

"Do you really believe that the US is 100% responsible for the messes in Central America?
#16 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER"

Monroe Doctrine much?

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-13 01:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#17

Looks like someone is regurgitating what he was told to believe by HuffDailyThinkMediaTalkingAlterPoKosProgressMattersPointsMemoNet. Central America has been one of the most difficult foreign policy challenges that the US has faced for the past 150 years, it is far more complicated than you or I can truly understand.

Simply put, when the US has backed off, Dictatorships have sprung up, when the US intervenes, Latin America screams but gladly takes US foreign aid. The cycles of corruption of their collective leadership are enduring and endemic, regardless of US State Department involvement.

After initial protests, CAFTA has done more to raise the standard of living in Central America than anything else, and it is in the best interest of the US that Central America be stable and vital.

Continuing to blame the US for Central America's endemic problems is intellectually lazy.

#19

LOL, keeping Europe out of Central and South America was a really bad thing, wasn't it...

#20 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-13 07:43 PM | Reply

Comrade Canada hates brown people and needs a safe space.

Aborted monson

#21 | Posted by willowby at 2019-04-13 08:19 PM | Reply

Canada hates brown people.

#22 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2019-04-14 05:52 AM | Reply

The key phrase is "claims in other countries"... which makes sense... but leave it to the righty tightys to leap on the stupid train with their tunnel vision.

#23 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-04-14 12:58 PM | Reply

Canada has a skilled based immigration policy, but it also accepts plenty of refugees.
Interestingly, although the Canadian government wants to block refugees from countries where their refugee status has already been denied, that probably won't apply to the U.S. because it is no longer considered by Canada to be a 'safe harbor' for refugees due to its recent policies (not considering spousal abuse, homophobic persecution, etc.)

#24 | Posted by Snowfake at 2019-04-14 10:15 PM | Reply

The key phrase is "claims in other countries"... which makes sense... but leave it to the righty tightys to leap on the stupid train with their tunnel vision.
#23 | POSTED BY RIGHTISTRITE

Why should it matter?

Does it matter if they had "claims in other countries" and applied here?

#25 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-14 10:21 PM | Reply

Wow, even leftist superhero justin castreau and his government have standards that would get him called a nazi here stateside.

#26 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-15 02:21 AM | Reply

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