AFG ‘Terps Split on Canada’s Offer of Fast Track Immigration
I’ve already shared my main reservations with Canada’s plan to fast-track immigration applications from Afghans in danger or seriously injured as a result of helping Canadians in Afghanistan.
CanWest’s Bruce Ward spoke to a couple of interpreters, and it’s interesting to see the “I can stay and help me and my country” view:
“I speak English and I know computers. Not many in my country have these skills,” said Hassan, who is in his mid-20s. “In Canada and in America, everybody knows English and computers. It would be much harder there for me to get a good job that pays well.”
versus the “what’s best for my family’s future?” from 20-year-old Abdul:
“I would like to go to Canada for my children,” he said. “I don’t want this life for them …. Things are changing, but that attitude is still not uncommon. I would like a better chance for my kids, so I want to know about everything the Canadian government is offering. But for now, in my heart, I think I will go.”
Interesting fodder for the marketers of this program.