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Old 12-15-2007, 11:36 PM
 
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The Canadians aren't going to let it get out of hand the way we have.
Maybe the great U.S. needs to look north instead of south for advice and solutions….
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:11 AM
 
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I know many businesses in Canada say they wish they had more Mexican Workers. They miss a large underclass to do the menial work. Most Canadian immigrants are highly educated Asians.
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:54 AM
 
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Perhaps things will go smoother in Canada. The Canadians have never (officially at least) insisted on, or even WANTED, assimilation in their immigrants. They've very much pushed the "salad bowl" multicultural ideal. Personally I think they're "crazy", but that's their official goal. They have the vast spaces and small population to make it work, I guess. (though Canada is sometimes described as a very WEAK confederacy that could "come apart" if things go wrong). At any rate, Mexico has no historic "gripe" with Canada. The "Aztlan" people won't spouting their silly nonsense up there, the immigrants will not be able to go "home" every weekend, and maybe they'll end up fitting in and becoming "good Canadians". An optimistic view would be that they avoid some of the worst aspects that we've encountered here in the States, and will do things better. It's worth a shot.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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Perhaps things will go smoother in Canada. The Canadians have never (officially at least) insisted on, or even WANTED, assimilation in their immigrants. They've very much pushed the "salad bowl" multicultural ideal. Personally I think they're "crazy", but that's their official goal. They have the vast spaces and small population to make it work, I guess. (though Canada is sometimes described as a very WEAK confederacy that could "come apart" if things go wrong). At any rate, Mexico has no historic "gripe" with Canada. The "Aztlan" people won't spouting their silly nonsense up there, the immigrants will not be able to go "home" every weekend, and maybe they'll end up fitting in and becoming "good Canadians". An optimistic view would be that they avoid some of the worst aspects that we've encountered here in the States, and will do things better. It's worth a shot.
I hope you are correct.

Some of the 'Aztlan' types may go whining and kissing up with the Canadian 'First Nations' or even the French-Canadian 'Metis' groups.

Metis is a mixture of Iroquois, etc. and White-------think Mestizo.

Although; I read an article some years ago stating that quite a few Mexican immigrants to Canada were against being forced to learn French and voted against Quebec's plan to secede.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:20 AM
 
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Most will be deported. Canada will care for them for something like 18 months then keep only a few from what I've seen.
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