Changes here on the homefront

I am writing this from Toronto. I am in shock that I am here, as the events over the last 24 hours seem like a bad dream. It appears that the US media has not picked it up on this crisis. In fact, I am
having difficulty getting to US news sites and blog servers from Canada.

Yesterday, representatives from DHS arrived at my office and took me into a conference room along with the CEO and COO. The COO (a Canadian with a permanent resident status) and I were told that we and are families were being taken to Logan airport and placed on a flight to Canada. They then handcuffed us and took us out through the back door to an unmarked bus, with about 20 others onboard. There were guards in paramilitary uniforms I could not identify.

After three or four more stops (it was a blur, I can’t remember it all), we arrived at logan. I was re-united with Samantha and the boys in a abandoned hangar, where there were 200-300 of these unidentified paramilitary guards. There had to be 2-3,000 people in the hangar.

We were herded onto a series of C-5 cargo planes and flown for about 90 minutes. Off the plane, and left at what turns out to be an abandoned airfield just outside Toronto. AFter about 20 minutes, OPP and RCMP officers appeared, looking as stunned as we were.

Does anyone know what’s going on?


Sound scary? Well, I would say April Fool’s Day, if it weren’t for the fact that the current xenophobic ranting going on in the United States makes me feel that this scenario is not so far-fetched. I am here legally on an H-1B, but could be deported at the whim of the US Government. And these whims appear to engulfing the American psyche.

Right now, the targets are the “illegal immigrants”. This is white, middle-class code for “latin immigrants, regardless of status”. But will it stop there?

As the US fortunes are matched by other growing economies, will this xenophobic and racist tendency lead to all immigrants being targeted, regardless of status and origin? Is the tradition of US isolationism rearing its head in a world of crumbling borders and economic barriers?

Is the US really ready for the world?

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4 Replies to “Changes here on the homefront”

  1. I am too a legal immigrant. But unlike illegal immigrants I went to the American Embassy in my country, I complied with all the requisites to hold a green card, and when I arrived in the US I complied with all the laws of the land. I have no doubts that the Constitution of the United States will protect my rights as long as I fullfill my responsibilities of obeying the laws of my newfound land.
    Start watching Spanish networks and spanish newspapers and read how Illegal immigrants pride themselves in being anarchists.
    They have willfully chose TO DISOBEY THE LAW. If someone needs to take responsibility for this IS NOT THE UNITED STATES, IT’S THE LEADERS OF THE COUNTRIES WHERE THIS PEOPLE COME FROM…
    United States must be doing some thing right for them to want to come here so badly right?….
    The illegal immigrants leaders MUST BE DOING SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG, because they are the ones who create the mass illegal immigration to the the north.
    I had it!!!!!!!!!!!! with people who want to blame everything around them, except themselves and their leaders. The corrupt, inept, selfish leaders of poor countries (mainly in Central and South America) are responsible for this mess…………..

  2. I am too a legal immigrant. But unlike illegal immigrants I went to the American Embassy in my country, I complied with all the requisites to hold a green card, and when I arrived in the US I complied with all the laws of the land. I have no doubts that the Constitution of the United States will protect my rights as long as I fullfill my responsibilities of obeying the laws of my newfound land.Start watching Spanish networks and spanish newspapers and read how Illegal immigrants pride themselves in being anarchists.They have willfully chose TO DISOBEY THE LAW. If someone needs to take responsibility for this IS NOT THE UNITED STATES, IT’S THE LEADERS OF THE COUNTRIES WHERE THIS PEOPLE COME FROM…United States must be doing some thing right for them to want to come here so badly right?….The illegal immigrants leaders MUST BE DOING SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG, because they are the ones who create the mass illegal immigration to the the north.I had it!!!!!!!!!!!! with people who want to blame everything around them, except themselves and their leaders. The corrupt, inept, selfish leaders of poor countries (mainly in Central and South America) are responsible for this mess…………..

  3. You had me there for a moment.
    Frankly the whole thing is at times amusing at other disgusting. The same nice white people who don’t mind the latinos who watch their kids, build their kitchens, maintain their lawns and clean out grandpa’s bedpan in the nursing home are getting their panties in a bunch over the hoards of darkies coming our way.
    Who’s going to clean your house Smartdebater?

  4. You had me there for a moment.Frankly the whole thing is at times amusing at other disgusting. The same nice white people who don’t mind the latinos who watch their kids, build their kitchens, maintain their lawns and clean out grandpa’s bedpan in the nursing home are getting their panties in a bunch over the hoards of darkies coming our way.Who’s going to clean your house Smartdebater?

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