Chinese plead for Canada to let them immigrate

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  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    March 6, 2014 6:24 a.m.

    Dare I suggest a little isolationism is in order?
    The economy is sluggish, unemployment is high, the trade balance is way off and assimilation is low.
    Oh wait, I was thinking about the United States. We import needy people from the third world yet our teens can't even find jobs.
    What's wrong with this picture?
    It sounds like Canada is acting in its own interest rather than the interests of the politicians. What a novel idea.

    March 5, 2014 1:29 a.m.

    Why not the US? Is it because our immigration enforcement doesn't follow the rule of law? Why would a countries welfare system attract millionaires?

    Maybe other countries are following Mexico's example and "farming out" citizens to other cultures to build their country, and Canada has wised up.

  • migraine Indianapolis, IN
    March 4, 2014 3:57 p.m.

    Let's see - there are 65,000 people willing to hand you 500K-1mil each and you're deciding to stop it all, just because your secretaries are "backlogged"? Seems like just a couple of those investments could pay for any additional staff to take care of the entire backlog. Unless Canada has other unstated reasons to stop the program (nearly every country in the world has some form of a similar program), it sounds like Canada's passing up easy money from a group of financially stable businesspeople.

  • Copacetic Logan, UT
    March 4, 2014 12:18 p.m.

    It sounds like some of these potential Canadian immigrants were counting their chickens before their eggs hatched. And now they are trying to make Canadian government officials feel guilty in a last-ditch attempt to get their own way.

    Rich people around the world aren't used to not getting what they want. Their attitude is that money is supposed to be able to buy anything... even citizenship to other countries.