How to stop illegal Canadian immigration

Tom Tancredo says we need a fence on the northern border, too. At least one Canadian vociferously agrees.

By Andrew Leonard
May 13, 2008 10:45PM (UTC)
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For Tom "border fence" Tancredo, it's not enough to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. There's also the 5,000-mile Canadian frontier, where hordes of terrorists are poised in the northern pine forests, waiting for their opportunity to spread mayhem.

Last week, reported the Austin American-Statesman, responding to the news that Canadian authorities had "lost track" of 41,000 people who were supposed to be deported, Tancredo said:


"Our open borders present a serious danger to our citizens and I am calling again on our government to build a fence along our northern border as well as our southern border."

We'll leave the analysis to a commenter who posted his feelings on the Austin American-Statesman Web site:

Sounds like a great plan. Hopefully it will keep morons like Tancredo out of Canada.

Andrew Leonard

Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. On Twitter, @koxinga21.

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