Yea, We Should Just Build That Fence Already

17 Responses

  1. Casdok says:

    How incredibly frustrating and expensive. Hope the Human Rights commission are taking notes.

  2. Chantal says:

    I can't even imagine what it would be like for someone claiming refugee status. Oh my.

  3. lime says:

    i have to say, i have had a number of friends who have immigrated here legally as kirsten has. they have similarly gone through all the hoops and paid all the fees and waited, waited, waited, all as they have worked and contributed to the well being of the community in which they chose to live. meanwhile there is all this blather of making things easier for the illegal immigrants. NO, streamline it for the folks like kirsten who are doing all that's asked of them. wait, that would actually make sense and we can't have government making sense. apologies to kirsten for all the crap our government heaps on her.

  4. actonbell says:

    Kirsten has all my sympathy! What a mess, I had no idea things were that bad, especially for a Canadian who has lived and worked here so long.

    And happy doodling for Pyramid Man:)

  5. Jeni says:

    This is such an incredible and obviously, very frustrating procedure to put people through and it makes one wonder too how many of these tests, papers, processes, procedures are really, truly needed in the grand scheme of things?
    Talk about a price being placed on freedom -which is essentially what the US does tout, isn't it, here in the grand old "land of the free and home of the brave" -I think this sure does give good evidence why so many people opt to go the illegal route in their quest to be here!

  6. Shelley says:

    Leviticus cannot be denied. So I assume you'll be selling your daughter into slavery soon? I've tried, but have you ever tried selling a 14 year-old? I swear, no one wants them.

    On a serious note, my mother is always complaining about all the illegal immigrants, and why don't they just go about it legally? Years and years of red tape, I say. She has no idea. Then again, my mom is crazy.

  7. flutter says:

    I would be interested to see the costs of immigration to Canada. Just for comparison sake.

  8. geewits says:

    I don't understand any of this. When I worked for an Indian lady, she asked me to give her study material on things she might need to know to get her citizenship. I gave a her a bunch of basic stuff on how our government was set up and things like that and she went to downtown Dallas and took a test and was given citizenship. What's the deal with Minnesota?

  9. Sid says:

    Motherfucker? Are you serious? Shit imagine what a person of colour would have to do to obtain his/her green card. You know … maybe you should have just married a local?

  10. Realtor in Toronto says:

    Marrying a local doesn't mean anything. You still have to go through the same process with the green card and eventually the citizenship. The only advantage you'd have is you wouldn't have to get your company to give you the work visa. But I agree, it's just such a long and expensive process and it really makes you think that every single American hates immigrants once you go through all this bureaucratic crap. I feel your pain.

    Take care, Julie

  11. Jazz says:

    Wait. A Canadian? Living in Minnesota? What's the point? It's just as cold there as here!!!

  12. choochoo says:

    That sounds frustrating as all get-out :S What a frikkin mess.

  13. AmyTree says:

    OMG my heart goes out to Kirsten. And here I was moaning about the cost of applying for UK citizenship. I'm sorry. We do indeed occasionally (okay, often) suck at being nice to people. xxx

  14. lindbloom says:

    a canadian in minnesota? you ask why? it may be as cold but the woman i love is in minnesota 🙂

  15. Anonymous says:

    Well now I've heard everything! A lesbian and Canadian working in our (godless) public schools!

    iJim sighs

  16. Midlife Jobhunter says:

    If 1/10 of those who complain about immigration had a clue as to the process, we might have a decent reform. My children's classical guitar teacher had a similar experience. Years to get the Green Card, yet such relief when finally in hand. Able to make a living.

    Paint on, O Mighty Crisis. Your blog followers await your posts for whenever the paint dries.

  17. secret agent woman says:

    We surely do not make it easy. Maybe we could insitute soem sort of exchange program so that Candians who want to be here and Americans who want to be there could just swap.

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