This report, from a Liberal daily paper in Toronto, suggests that the new, more conservative,
, Canadian government may actually enforce some of Canada`s immigration laws.
The illegals in question are Portuguese construction workers, mostly visa overstayers, who came by plane. (Canada`s Southern Border is famously undefended,
but they don`t need to build walls to keep Americans out.)
The Liberal government would have let them stay.
Early last year, then-Immigration Minister Joe Volpe said he would try to find a way to get legal status for undocumented workers."They are here already and have proven themselves to be integrated," Volpe said at the time.
[Tories begin deporting illegal workers|Portuguese families caught in immigration crackdown, by Peter Gorrie, Toronto Star, March 21, 2006]
Mr. Volpe`s motives for this amnesty may have been pure, but there`s a simple political equation
in Canadian politics: One Portuguese immigrant=One Liberal vote.