Liberals who want to leave U.S. and move to Canada can’t because of its strict immigration policies

Liberals who want to leave U.S. and move to Canada can’t because of its strict immigration policies
Canadian border with U.S.

This is hilarious. Liberals want to leave America because of its new president’s Draconian policies against accepting non-productive immigrants who would be dependent on welfare. And where do they want to go live instead? To Canada — which has a nearly identical immigration policy.

Donald Trump has promised “extreme vetting” of immigrants or refugees seeking entry to the U.S. But Democrats looking to move from America to Australia, Canada, and other wealthy English-speaking nations are learning that those nations already make similar demands on immigrnats.

A top law firm known for obtaining Canadian visas for U.S. citizens says there are three main ways to get in: by having in-demand job skills, by owning a business or having a high net worth, or by having relatives already there.

Canada’s official immigration page also sets a high bar, listing opportunities to “immigrate as a skilled worker,” “immigrate by starting a business and creating jobs” or “immigrate by investing in the Canadian economy.” The website had so many visitors immediately after Trump’s win that the server crashed.

It also maintains a refugee category but targets people who have already been displaced “outside their home country” and not those who want to move from their home country to Canada.

Canada is willing only to be a last resort for refugees; such candidates are not eligible if they “have another durable solution for protection, such as an offer to be resettled in another country.”

Even then, the nation known for its hockey and Maple syrup asks individual Canadians to pick up the bill, by either voluntarily funding the program or taking refugees in to their own homes. Individuals must be “selected as a government-assisted or privately sponsored refugee, or have the funds needed to support” themselves and any dependents after they “arrive in Canada.”

Canada does have a special program for Syrian refugees and accepted 40,000 since November, 2015, about four times as many as the U.S. during the same time span under former President Barack Obama.

As one hysterical liberal lamented on Facebook, “What are the actual implications of these Executive Douche Orders? Should I just pack my bags and move to Canada?” After researching the Canadian immigration system, the same person posted that he had determined that “ironically,” as an artist who could not afford to buy property and only rented a loft in Brooklyn, Canada had no desire in taking him in.

Immigration rules for Australia and similar nations are comparable, with strict rules focused on accepting people that are a net value-added to their economy.

Canada’s rules could be one reason why Al Sharpton — who has failed to pay debts, including taxes — reneged on a promise to move there following Trump’s win. Lena Dunham also backtracked on her pledge to relocate, in spite of her assets.

This report, by Luke Rosiak, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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