In a budget next week that’s dedicated to innovation, the federal government might want to set aside funds to fend off innovative immigration.
About 4,000 kilometres southwest of Ottawa, migrant shelters line the Mexico border where, Reuters reports, many of those now being deported from Trump’s America are plotting a Canadian invasion.
They’re telling reporters there’s no future trying to re-enter and stay in a hostile U.S.A.. Their Plan B is to beeline for Canada.
These could be dismissed as isolated or anecdotal experiences except the raw numbers suggest, and I apologize for this badly mixed metaphor, the canary is doing a swan song in the immigration coal mine.
Since Canada’s lifting of visa requirements for Mexicans four months ago, advice requests of immigration specialists and approved travel authorizations have tripled.
Flight bookings to Canada by Mexicans are up 90 per cent from a year ago although, to be fair, some of that could be from enhanced tourism.