Justin Trudeau has responded to Donald Trump’s immigration ban by saying Canada welcomes refugees who have been rejected from the US.
Does this mean we should shut down our politically divisive refugee program? If the purpose of the program is to save people from danger, and anyone whom we reject will be accepted by Canada, a far safer country than the U.S. (compare Toronto to Chicago or Detroit!), what is the rationale for continuing the program?
- crime rate comparison, Canada v. U.S.
- refugees might want to check Canadian law regarding divorce, custody, and child support before taking the plunge; here in Massachusetts, a common fate for the hard-working immigrant seems to be losing the kids, house, and future earnings to a divorce plaintiff. They’re more likely to stay married, statistically, if they take refuge in a Civil law country where divorce is less lucrative.