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Mass Exodus - the Trump Version

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Canada is being invaded by desperate people fleeing America and Donald Trump. Refugees from Sudan, Somalia and other countries on Trump's black list are crossing the border on foot in bitterly cold weather to escape what they feel is a dangerous situation. Canada and the US have an agreement called the Safe Third Country Agreement which requires refugees to seek asylum in the first country they arrive in. They don't feel safe in America anymore given Trump's policies, so they walk up to 20 kilometres on foot in frigid weather to walk into Canada at our unprotected border. They suffer frostbite and some have lost fingers and toes.

 

There are some prime crossing points that are now being manned by RCMP officers. The US has also deployed border guards, but people are fleeing from the US guards and being arrested by the Canadian officials. Here are some articles that illustrate the number of people making the crossing. They are overwhelming the small towns that they arrive in.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/22-refugees-enter-manitoba-1.3969874

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38927667

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-rcmp-border-crossings-1.3980937

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/quebec-and-manitoba-see-influx-of-asylum-seekers-crossing-us-border/article33995516/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

 

Most of the focus has been on Manitoba, but Quebec is also seeing a large influx of immigrants crossing the border. I don't think we'll have to worry about the US wanting these people back, so hopefully they will be processed here and allowed to relocate in Canada.

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If they're using the Quebec border, I think that includes Maine, New Hampshire and New York too. :P I just think it's crazy that they're either walking or taking a $200 taxi ride to the border. Yeah, there are families taking a taxi to walk across the border into Canada. This is insane.

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I must say, up to 20km is nothing compared to the refugees which have been traveling across the entire span of Europe to seek asylum in Britain due to the actual fighting in their own countries.

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These people already made that journey (from their country of origin), but wound up in the US. They're supposed to seek asylum in the States, but are afraid to do that given the new regime.

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He's too erratic to trust and figure out.

Yeah, you got that right.  We in Sweden don't understand what he mean by saying "...look what happen in Sweden last Friday" in his speech recently.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-sweden-idUSKBN15Y0QH

 

https://www.google.se/search?q=trump+sweden&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&ei=RciqWKuyC-WO8QfbvK2YAg - more articles about the subject

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That was sadly funny. He likes to rant about how the news are reporting lies, but it's Fox that make the false reports. They did the same thing to us.

 

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/trudeaus-pmo-takes-on-fox-news-over-a-fox-tweet-about-the-mosque-shooting

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/01/fox-news-deletes-false-quebec-shooting-tweet-justin-trudeau-mosque

 

Fox News is Trump's favourite.

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Montreal has just passed an order of council to make Montreal a sanctuary city. Toronto is also a sanctuary city. Sanctuary cities offer services to refugees without regard to their citizenship status. Basically we help them find homes and support them financially while they seek refugee status and ultimately immigrate to Canada.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-sanctuary-city-1.3990835

 

This will help people who are walking across the boarder. They are still taken into custody, but Montreal being a sanctuary city means they won't be deported.

 

There are several northern states with sanctuary cities, but Trump is threatening to revoke federal funding for city services. There are also a number of protests both for and against the sanctuary city status. To quote the article that I linked above:

 

Last month, Trump issued an executive order to pull millions of dollars in grants from local governments that fail to comply with federal immigration enforcement laws.

 

If you search for "sanctuary city" you'll get more information on cities that have this status and how Trump's immigration policies are affecting them.

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It isn't funny instead it's sad that people who was trying to help victims in a shooting got arrested just because they didn't look *white* and had a foreign face.

 

I think Fox News can be renamed as Fix News since they often report what serves their purposes and not what really happen I mean the real truth.

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They certainly don't check their sources or their facts. It's a pity that Trump believes everything they post.

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Didn't Trump said, in the election campign or was it after he became president, that CNN and other media, except for Fox News of course, acted like a policial opposition party.

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He doesn't like any of the news networks except Fox. He even made a snide remark to a BBC reporter when he tried to ask a question at his rambling news conference the other day.

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Fun fact: when I can't sleep at night, I watch Red Eye on Faux News. I find that it helps me fall asleep.

 

They're not the only ones that don't get the facts straight, though. CNN has gotten worse about it. They've gotten pretty bad lately about stating opinions as facts, more than they used to be. These days, I've been finding the Washington Post to be one of the best sources. Every source is opinionated in some way but the Post seems to still be pretty solid with their facts whereas others are getting a bit lax in their screening.

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There's a lot of fake news on the net. It's supposed to be a joke, but people are taking it as fact. I've heard that even news networks are taking these stories and reporting them as fact.

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I remember reading about an outfit a few years back that took a story from the Onion and thought it was real. I didn't read the article so I don't know the specifics but it has been going on for a while.

 

Of course, the Onion's stories are hard to tell that they're satire at times. They can be quite subtle but I still found the event humorous with them being a well known satirist outfit.

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I don't remember the specifics, but I'm pretty sure a reporter got fired after reporting one of these fake stories. He didn't check the sources properly. Didn't Dan Rather get into trouble for something like this?

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Don't worry...Trump is also a fan of Breitbart and Alex Jones.

*sobs in the corner*

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Someone sent me a PM at the official and asked me what happen in Sweden the last 1-2 days, because the news media in US are reporting; nothing has happen in Sweden, while other media are reporting that were riots in Stockholm.

 

I know the riots in Stockholm actually happen since I heard about it on the news earlier today and this is what CNN said.

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And meanwhile, in the US, on the 20th, 27 people died from gunshots.  A couple accidents, a fair number of suicides, about a half dozen killed by cops, and four women killed by their male partners.  The youngest victim was 8 years old.

So yeah, riots in Sweden.  Cars burned.  In one day, the US hit ~14% of Sweden's gun deaths per year.

 

*goes back to my grumpy corner*

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No, wait...there was a terror attack in Sweden in January.

 

Three white supremacists bombed a refugee center.  Thankfully, no one died.  Though a staff member was seriously injured.

 

Oh!  And someone also bombed a cafe that far-leftist people liked to visit back in November.  No injuries there.

 

http://www.thelocal.se/20170203/swedish-neo-nazis-held-over-gothenburg-refugee-centre-blast

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No, wait...there was a terror attack in Sweden in January.

 

Three white supremacists bombed a refugee center.  Thankfully, no one died.  Though a staff member was seriously injured.

 

Oh!  And someone also bombed a cafe that far-leftist people liked to visit back in November.  No injuries there.

 

http://www.thelocal.se/20170203/swedish-neo-nazis-held-over-gothenburg-refugee-centre-blast

You know, that kind of attacks happen all the time and I think everything that's happen lately have blow up the proportions quite a bit don't you think.

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