Sunday, April 02, 2006

Backdown on Crackdown?

From Sunday's T.O. Star:

Portugal's Minister of State and Foreign Affairs says Canada is considering establishing a program that would allow illegal immigrants working in Canada's booming residential construction industry to stay here.

Diogo Freitas do Amaral told reporters gathered at the Portuguese Consulate in Toronto Friday night that he proposed the idea to Canada's Immigration Minister Monte Solberg during a visit to Ottawa late last week. He said it was warmly received. - New hope for illegals, says Portuguese minister

Monte Solberg apparently said the idea was "reasonable" and would be studied. Good news if true. We shall see what transpires.

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