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[–] karmatic 12 points 27 points (+39|-12) ago 

I'm Mexican. I'm an immigrant and a lawful permanent resident in Canada.

If I lose my wallet, I'm undocumented - literally, someone without documents. If I hop a border illegally, I'm not undocumented, I'm illegal.

Mexican illegals have documents. Those documents show that they aren't American, and aren't in the country legally.

[–] GlassSmith 16 points 3 points (+19|-16) ago 

I'm an immigrant and a lawful permanent resident in Canada.

No, you are an invader who was let in by traitors in office.

[–] karmatic 6 points 20 points (+26|-6) ago  (edited ago)

Unless you are completely opposed to immigration, I'm probably the type of immigrant you actually want.

I'm Mexican, because the Spaniards colonized there. European DNA. I immigrated to Canada on a work permit, for an employer who spent 3 years trying to hire someone with the specialized technical knowledge I have. I'm a native English speaker, an entrepeneur who has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes since 2014 and started several Canadian tech startups.

Most of my personal income comes from US companies I have started, so I'm bringing in money to Canada. I have US healthcare, so I'm not even using services in Canada.

I'm a merit-based white immigrant, who immigrated under Harper to a majority white country, under an immigration system (Express Entry) designed to channel immigration to those who are compatible with traditional Canadian culture and values, who won't freeload.

[–] geekpuk2 4 points 8 points (+12|-4) ago 

Didnt you read? He is a lawful resident.

Dont like it? Change the laws. The guy is blameless

[–] MetalAegis 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You're still documented if you lose your ID, police can access your information with just your name. And I'm sure you have your SIN memorized (or at least you should anyways), so are you really undocumented?

[–] karmatic 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

so are you really undocumented?

The literal definition of undocumented would be to lack documents. I could see arguing losing a wallet doesn't really count, but all my documents burning in a fire should, just like my house burning down would leave me temporarily homeless.

It's in a database, so like the house, it could be replaced. It would take a while, and during that period, I would be homeless and undocumented.

And I'm sure you have your SIN memorized (or at least you should anyways)

Both of them. My first SIN started with 9 (as a student, and as a temporary foreign worker), so employers knew to require proof of work authorization. When I became a landed immigrant, it was deactivated, of course.

[–] Plant_Boy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If you lose your wallet, then you should be documented by the country, so they can look you up and recognize that you entered legally.

The country monitors who enters and leaves via port and passports, regardless of if you're a citizen of said country or a visitor. You should know this if you entered the country legally.

[–] karmatic 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm well aware of entry and exit procedures.

[–] samy90a44 7 points -1 points (+6|-7) ago 

Good for you then. Please, stay in Canada and cut all the lawns and weed-whack all the shrub-beds you want. Let PM Trudeau pay your way. as long as you stay there an don't cross into the US I'm OK with it.

[–] karmatic 5 points -2 points (+3|-5) ago  (edited ago)

Please, stay in Canada and cut all the lawns and weed-whack all the shrub-beds you want. Let PM Trudeau pay your way.

I've paid hundreds of thousands of taxes to Canada, I came in on a merit system, and am currently manage a software company that does about $4M US in sales every year. Why the fuck would I weed whack lawns? I pay someone for that.

as long as you stay there an don't cross into the US I'm OK with it.

I cross the border nearly daily. I'm sitting in the US at the moment, and I'll be back in Canada this afternoon. I'm a US Citizen.