THE PEOPLE SPEAK THEIR VIEWS ON : (1) THE PURPOSE OF IMMIGRATION; (2) REDUCING MARRIAGE FRAUD; (3) COLOUR BLIND POLICY=ONE COLOUR POLICY; (4) DIVIDE AND ASSIMILATE STRATEGY
ON THE PURPOSE OF CANADA'S IMMIGRATION PROGRAMME
Canada's Immigration programme exists to — and only to — serve the needs of Canada. It is not primarily intended to aid third-world individuals in upgrading their standard of living, in obtaining a passport to enable them more easily to carry out hit-and-run political activities elsewhere in the world, in living outside Canada with Canada as a “homeland” of last resort, in achieving a “social security” framework for existing immigrants' elders still at home, or even in simply gaining free educational opportunities — specially focused schools or not — for their children by relocating here. Nor is it really intended to serve, in any other way, the needs of people not presently living in Canada. We should proceed with compassion, but it is essential first to get across the idea of why we have any Immigration Programme at all, and to firmly establish this as the objective to be achieved.
It would seem to be a matter of civic responsibility for the Canadian Media to support and to encourage intelligent debate about the ways and means by which the objectives of immigration might best be achieved. We have never had this debate. Let's go!!
ON REDUCING MARRIAGE FRAUD
One country that succeeded in drastically reducing immigration through marriage is Denmark. Here is a translation of the new Danish law.
1.- Both partners have to be older than 24.
2.-The partner who is already in Denmark must have been a legal resident for at least 3 years.
3.-The partner who lives in Denmark has to be able to demonstrate that he possesses sufficient accommodation, as a renter or owner, and sufficient income to support a spouse.
4.-The partner who lives in Denmark has to pay a guarantee of 7122 euros to cover the administrative expenses of the government.
5.-The partner who lives in Denmark may not have received any social assistance in the year prior to his application for residency for his spouse.
6.-The partner from abroad will receive permanent resident status only after 7 years. If the marriage breaks down before that, the resident status will be withdrawn.
In 2001, there were 15,370 applications for immigration of a foreign spouse in Denmark, of which 10,950 were approved. In 2004 there were 5,796 applications, of which 3,835 were approved.
ON HOW A COLOUR BLIND IMMIGRATION POLICY HAS BEEN TURNED INTO A VIRTUAL ONE COLOUR IMMIGRATION POLICY
It is my opinion that changes to our immigration system fostered by the likes of Lester Pearson and carried on by Trudeau, that is, one that is “colour blind” has been anything but. That is to say, the vast majority of immigrants for the past several decades have been from Asia, including India, China, and the Philippines, etc, while would-be immigrants from Europe, Great Britain and more recently South Africa have been virtually shut out. This has been a one sided colour blind policy that must be reversed in my view before the entire demographic of the nation is changed. It seems that the self appointed liberal avante garde of this country have been willfully blind to current events and history around our ever shrinking globe in that they seem to think what happens elsewhere cannot happen in wonderful, tolerant Canada. Because, don't you know, that would just not be the “Canadian way”. How utterly naive. Urban ghettos, massive ethic crime, demands to create separate school systems, changes to our laws to accommodate so-called religious requirements are all signs of monster social/political issues on the horizon. As if riots in France and Australia won't happen here.
ON DIVIDE AND ASSIMILATE IN TORONTO
It is not uncommon to hear a Torontonian say with great pride that Toronto is home to more than 100 nationalities. Apart from the fact that this is hardly a unique situation in today's world — Amsterdam and Rotterdam, for instance, also contain more than 100 nationalities — the boaster seems to overlook that it is precisely because there are so many nationalities that Toronto can function relatively smoothly.
The large number of nationalites insures that none is large enough to have much clout. If every foreign-born person in Toronto were a Tamil, Toronto would resemble Miami and be rather inhospitable to non-Tamils. Toronto can be regarded as an example of the principle: divide and assimilate.
There are 4 main newspapers published in Toronto, and funny thing, they are all in English. Ask a diversity-touting journalist of The Toronto Star or The Globe and Mail whether he would like it if his newspaper had to be published in more than 100 editions, one for each of Toronto's nationalities. Ask a diversity-promoting Toronto politician if he thinks that the City of Toronto should function in more than 100 languages, so that each nationality could be served by the city in its own language.
We can be sure that they won't like the questions very much.