Canada braces for Mexican immigrant flood


President-elect Donald Trump has already triggered an international incident.

Yep, it’s north of the border, where the Canadian government has visions of a flood of new Mexican immigrants as the man who has vowed to build a wall and launch a wave of deportations prepares to take office.

From CBC News:

The federal government is preparing for a potential surge in Mexican migrants coming to Canada after Donald Trump’s election victory, CBC News has learned.

Sources confirm high level meetings took place this week with officials at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and in other departments.

The news comes as Canada prepares to loosen rules for Mexicans to enter the country by lifting a visa requirement on Dec. 1. That restriction has been in place since 2009.

Talks on a plan to cope with a possible spike in asylum-seekers have been ongoing for some time, but were accelerated this week after Trump’s surprise win.

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