Category Archives: Immigration


In relation to “Local staff”: Why to Germany: Though if more upscale, one can stay and protest:

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Local Staff

Came across this 2001 story: French visa scam lets in wave of Bulgarians Patrick Bishop (then of the) Daily Telegraph, September 7, 2001 A VISA-selling racket run by French embassy staff in Sofia has let tens of thousands of Bulgarians … Continue reading

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Nazis voluntarily leaving, with social benefits: Expelled Nazis paid millions in social security Associated Press writers Gene Johnson in Seattle; Rachel La Corte in Olympia, Washington; Darko Bandic in Osijek; Monika Scislowska in Warsaw; and Eric Tucker and Stephen Ohlemacher … Continue reading

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Skip Over, Step Over

In relation to “I used to be a petrochemical engineer“, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission): So many highly skilled professional people who are allowed to immigrate to Canada discover that they will not be allowed to … Continue reading

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Cousin, Cousine

Encountered this particular article: Repeal laws banning cousins from marrying: geneticists Last Updated: Monday, December 22, 2008 | 8:22 PM ET CBC News Laws banning first cousins from marrying are based on outdated assumptions about higher risks for offspring, population … Continue reading

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Niqab Lighter

The Minister announces no more Niqab when taking the oath of citizenship. Wants to make sure that the oath is actually being made, particularly since citizenship oaths are generally made in groups. Issue seen as cultural, rather than religious. Supported … Continue reading

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Differences, More Similarities

My friend, Neil Remington Abramson, recently wrote to me about a poll on the attitudes of Canadians towards multiculturalism. I wonder how many respondents were from minority cultures, or how the study controlled for such. What does the term “Canadian … Continue reading

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