Immigration Bureaucrats Tell Job-Creating Canadians to Pack Up

The economically dumb distinction that guides our immigration laws is that high-skilled workers are good and low-skilled workers are bad -- as if macintosh apples would benefit any less from competitively priced and competent labor than Apple Macintosh Computers. The (fraudulent) rationale behind the distinction is that high-skilled foreigners create more jobs for natives and low-skilled immigrants take them away. If that’s the issue, then, one would imagine that immigration authorities would roll out the carpet for any foreigner with a track record of job creation, yes?

No.

They recently refused the green card application of Canadian couple Katja and Troy Gage who sell organic foods at their popular Orange County, Florida, store virtuously called Eat More Produce. The store, which offers fresh fruit, vegetables, sandwich, wine and specialty foods, has been experiencing bumper sales, even in a down economy, thanks to an enthusiastic clientele.

But after submitting 10 pounds of paper work to officials to prove they were running a viable business, their application still got rejected. Why? Reports a local TV station:

Citizenship and Immigration Services sent them an eight-page explanation, saying they don't qualify because their 17 employees aren't considered professionals.

For example, the employees don't hold jobs as engineers, lawyers or physicians, as required to help secure a green card.

Now, the couple has three weeks to pack up and head back to Canada.

"Our employees find that insulting," said Troy Gage.

As they should.

But what is the message from Uncle Sam here? That farming and other similar jobs are too good for the foreign-born but not good enough for the native born?

If that's the case, maybe we should all start eating Macinstoshes instead of macintoshes.

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  • Virginian||

    Psshhh, we don't want businessmen. We want nonprofits, foundations, academics, intellectuals. Making money is icky.

  • ||

    Canadian ambassador: The fuss is aboot taking our citizens. It's aboot not censoring our art. It's aboot… [the American delegation begins to crack up] It's aboot… [scans the room] What's so God-damned funny?
    American ambassador: [recovering] N-nothing, nothing. Uh, could you tell us again what your argument is all about?
    Minister: This is not aboot diplomacy, this is aboot dignity… [the American delegates chuckle] This is aboot respect. This is about realizing that humor is… [the American delegation cracks up again]
    Canadian ambassador: You guys are dicks!

  • ||

    I'm not your friend, buddy.

  • Stormy Dragon||

    I'm not your buddy, guy!

  • Brett L||

    Take your beady eyes and flappy heads elsewhere, hosers!

  • tarran||

    Let me mansplain it to you Shikha;

    There is no more rent-seeking, handout begging, un-self-reliant creature than the politically active American Farmer. From the founding of the Republic, they have been begging, wheedling, whining and generally throwing temper tantrums demanding that other people give them money because they own a patch of dirt.

    And the notion that some dirty furriner would come in and compete with them as anything other than a fruit picker is intolerable.

  • Counterfly Guard||

    All they have to do is apply for citizenship. Just throw in an application and then change something on it every couple of years so it kicks back to the bottom of the pile. Just like Ace's gambling license in Casino.

  • Drake||

    What has the Obama Administration done in 4 years to make anyone think they want jobs created? The evidence would point the other way.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Dey took r jerbs, eh?

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    Get Canadian socialists out of everywhere.

  • Aresen||

    Actually, it appears they were Canadian capitalists.

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