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Border security and immigration policy

I have, generally speaking, been a proponent of comprehensive immigration legislation (though not of the bill that passed the Senate), of which border security has to be a crucial part. The debate has focused for the most part on our southern borders, but we can’t forget threats that come from the north. No, I’m not worried about a surreptitious invasion of loggers from British Columbia, wheat farmers from Saskatchewan, or fishermen from Newfoundland, nor am I worried that French will replace English as the, er, lingua franca of New England. (I do, however, remember occasionally watching NFL games on the CBC French service, which featured Les Patriots de Nouveau-Angleterre.)But these guys seem to have had contacts in the U.S. And the millenium bomber came from Canada.

If people can come this close to success under the nose of a relatively efficient and cooperative government, not to mention how horrifically successful they were under our own noses, imagine what might happen south of our border.

Without a substantial commitment to increased security on both borders, no immigration deal should (or, I expect, will) pass muster.

Update: Arnold Beichman writes about these matters for The Weekly Standard, indicating that we probably should have seen these arrests coming.

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Condi Rice made a point of praising Canadian intelligence and police agencies for rounding up the terrorists.Condi Rice

At least in Mexico the Islamists will be forced to be seriously more surreptitious than in Canada. Today’s Toronto paper has a story of the police chief going to a mosque to explain the arrested as deviants, quite unrelated to and distinct from their common muslim religion.
Mosques can work as terrorist magnets, akin to bug lights, only when the political will exists to use them as such, and the pc multicult orientation of Canadians makes them lucky indeed to have foiled the Islamic terrorists in their midst.

Today’s Toronto paper has a story of the police chief going to a mosque to explain the arrested as deviants, quite unrelated to and distinct from their common muslim religion.

Let the uniforms do what Canadian P.C. requires of them. When P.C. invades the undercover coppers, then I’ll get worried. Profiling? Who us? You bet your toque we are, eh

Thomas Sowell says these Canuck terrorists were homegrown (I guess 2nd generation). I think that says a lot about stupid immigration policies and how they ignore human nature.

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