Canada, an immigration-hungry nation, has ruled out amnesty for an estimated 200,000 illegal aliens within its borders because of the unfairness of such a policy.
According to a letter obtained by the Toronto Globe and Mail, Canadian officials have decided it would not be fair to those immigrants who have applied legally and are waiting in line.
Allowing illegal workers to stay would likely "encourage more illegal immigration," noted Linda Arseneau of Citizenship and Immigration Canada's ministerial enquiries division in a letter to the Universal Workers Union.
"Even a small increase in the number who decide to come here and stay here illegally based on the hope of regularization would simply recreate the very problem the proposal is supposed to fix," the letter says.
Meanwhile, in the U.S., President Bush continues to promote the unpopular idea of an amnesty plan for as many as 20 million illegal aliens in his country.
One word of caution however. If Bush’s partnership with Canada and Mexico for open borders and the North American Union succeed … amnesty won’t even be needed. Canada may simply realize this and if so … there would be no reason to risk the political fallout that would come from public support of an amnesty program.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Bush follow a similar path. Simply ignore the issue until it no longer matters.