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23 September 2021 11:59
 

It’s a hot mess in South Texas.  Joe needs to ramp up his game.  It’s only going to get worse.

 
 
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23 September 2021 12:00
 

Thought experiment: what if 100,000 Texans decided to go to the border into Canada, demanding asylum. What would Justin do?

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23 September 2021 12:11
 
EN - 23 September 2021 12:00 PM

Thought experiment: what if 100,000 Texans decided to the border into Canada, demanding asylum. What would Justin do?

Their guns would be taken away, they’d be given a broom, and then sent to Nunavut; they’d be too busy sweeping snow to cause any trouble.

 

 
 
 
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23 September 2021 12:20
 
Jan_CAN - 23 September 2021 12:11 PM
EN - 23 September 2021 12:00 PM

Thought experiment: what if 100,000 Texans decided to the border into Canada, demanding asylum. What would Justin do?

Their guns would be taken away, they’d be given a broom, and then sent to Nunavut; they’d be too busy sweeping snow to cause any trouble.

Ha! I remember my experience with snow and ice this past February. But, Canadians who saw us would think we were curling, right?

 
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23 September 2021 12:30
 
EN - 23 September 2021 12:20 PM
Jan_CAN - 23 September 2021 12:11 PM
EN - 23 September 2021 12:00 PM

Thought experiment: what if 100,000 Texans decided to the border into Canada, demanding asylum. What would Justin do?

Their guns would be taken away, they’d be given a broom, and then sent to Nunavut; they’d be too busy sweeping snow to cause any trouble.

Ha! I remember my experience with snow and ice this past February. But, Canadians who saw us would think we were curling, right?

Yeah, I remember too ... I haven’t stopped laughing at my mental image of you sweeping snow.  (And no, we wouldn’t have thought you were curling.)

 
 
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23 September 2021 12:48
 
EN - 23 September 2021 12:00 PM

Thought experiment: what if 100,000 Texans decided to go to the border into Canada, demanding asylum. What would Justin do?

And now for a serious answer ...

Each individual would have to be assessed to determine if they’re a refugee*.  As per international law, refugees can stay and are then to follow the process leading to permanent residency status.  Others would be turned back in which they can apply to Immigration Services and wait in line like anyone else applying.

*Refugee:  This definition is used in Canadian law and is widely accepted internationally. To meet the definition, a person must be outside their country of origin and have a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.

But the fact is, Canada does not face the challenges that the U.S. does in this regard.  The U.S. is in dire need of some better processes though, taking into account the plight of those arriving at their borders.  Personally, I think Canada could take in some of the refugees (e.g. Haitians).
 

 

 
 
 
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23 September 2021 12:56
 
Jan_CAN - 23 September 2021 12:48 PM
EN - 23 September 2021 12:00 PM

Thought experiment: what if 100,000 Texans decided to go to the border into Canada, demanding asylum. What would Justin do?

And now for a serious answer ...

Each individual would have to be assessed to determine if they’re a refugee*.  As per international law, refugees can stay and are then to follow the process leading to permanent residency status.  Others would be turned back in which they can apply to Immigration Services and wait in line like anyone else applying.

*Refugee:  This definition is used in Canadian law and is widely accepted internationally. To meet the definition, a person must be outside their country of origin and have a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.

But the fact is, Canada does not face the challenges that the U.S. does in this regard.  The U.S. is in dire need of some better processes though, taking into account the plight of those arriving at their borders.  Personally, I think Canada could take in some of the refugees (e.g. Haitians).

You have us to the south. We have almost a billion people in poorer countries south of us. If all of the poor started moving north at the same time, we would be overwhelmed. Of course, most of the problem now is coming from Cental America and Haiti. It is going to be difficult dealing with just that.

 
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23 September 2021 21:19
 
EN - 23 September 2021 12:00 PM

Thought experiment: what if 100,000 Texans decided to go to the border into Canada, demanding asylum. What would Justin do?

Send them to Alberta.

 
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27 September 2021 15:37
 

The “Bringing Integrity To Christian Homemakers” Awards Dinner was last night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5FHtdbWV2s

Very inspiring.

 
 
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EN - 23 September 2021 12:56 PM

We have almost a billion people in poorer countries south of us. If all of the poor started moving north at the same time, we would be overwhelmed. Of course, most of the problem now is coming from Cental America and Haiti. It is going to be difficult dealing with just that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_policy_of_the_Ronald_Reagan_administration

Through his terms Reagan supported the anti-communist regimes of Guatemala and El Salvador and the Contra rebels in Nicaragua, as well as democratic transitions of power in Bolivia (1982), Honduras (1981), Argentina (1983), Brazil (1985), Uruguay (1984), and Suriname (1987). His support for the contras in Nicaragua was controversial, due to the poor human rights record of the rebels. Support for the governments of Guatemala and El Salvador was also controversial due to the repressive nature of those governments and what was later determined to be genocide in Guatemala.

What?  Reagan supported genocide in Guatemala?  200,000 killed?

https://www.dukeupress.edu/silence-on-the-mountain

“Silence on the Mountain is a virtuoso work of reporting and a masterfully plotted narrative tracing the history of Guatemala’s thirty-six-year internal war, a conflict that claimed the lives of some 200,000 people, the vast majority of whom died (or were “disappeared”) at the hands of the U.S.-backed military “

 
 
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