LETTER: Canada should look to China for immigration advice

China has a strict visa policy to screen all arrivals…

To the Editor,

Some migrants that have been in Canada for a few years are denied entrance under our immigration rules and must return to their country of origin. Is an immigration list really a job application, where demand determines how many migrants are imported?

Is allowing economic migrants to jump the immigration queue like affirmative action, or awarding diplomas to students caught cheating on exams? Should birth tourism mean automatic citizenship?

Should people that face execution in foreign countries jump the immigration queue on humanitarian grounds because their lives are threatened? Is this like disaster insurance for signatory countries?

Politicians’ prime directive is re election and they’re so politically correct they won’t even divulge statistics if they offend minorities.

Canada should look to China as an example of how to deal with immigration. They have a strict visa policy to screen all arrivals. They instituted a two-child maximum for residents to keep the population down. Strong political stances such as these have raised living standards for the majority.

If minority government premiers had the dictatorial power of a CEO for a four-year term, would shareholder-voters re-elect the party, that raised our status quo?

Bob Frankow,

Port Alberni

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