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Can a Canadian get asylum to live in the United States?

Asked by talljasperman (21734points) July 16th, 2014

What does a Canadian need to prove to get asylum or sanctuary in The USA or other countries? Humor and serious answers welcome.

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ragingloli's avatar

Why would you even want to?
It is like a Jew seeking asylum in Nazi Germany.

talljasperman's avatar

@ragingloli What country do you recommend?

ibstubro's avatar

I’m not sure that The United States is the proper type of asylum for you, @talljasperman.~
I got to say it first! Nan-a-nanna-NAH-na!

talljasperman's avatar

@ibstubro I always get told that the mental hospital has no room for me… and I have a free lunch and then I pay for a taxi cab home.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

But you’re not a DR, so you can’t diagnose yourself. You have your residence and just need to get out and walk more.

Besides “They don’t understand me,” is not a good reason to apply for asylum in another country.

Darth_Algar's avatar

To get asylum you pretty much have to be able to prove that your freedom, your safety or you life are in danger because of political, religious or ethnic oppression. This does not apply to you. Regardless this begs the question -

Why in the name of sweet baby Jesus would you want to leave Canada for the US? Trust me, you’d be much worse off here than you are in Canada. You’ve clearly got some mental health issues and when it comes to taking care of the mentally ill we are atrocious down here.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

Do you really want to give up universal health care, paid vacations, family leave, pensions, post-secondary education, eldercare, and polite compatriots? If yes, welcome to the U.S.! We speak English, and most of us look the way you do, and, sure, the weather’s generally warmer and better, but are you sure you want to join this place?

rojo's avatar

You, unlike us, have social medicine. Hard to prove you are being mistreated or that your life is in jeopardy and would be safer here my friend.

zenvelo's avatar

You’d have to be persecuted for not being a curling fan. You can’t claim to be oppressed by hockey, there are too many NHL teams here.

ibstubro's avatar

I don’t see why not, @talljasperman. Asylum doesn’t seem to be at a premium in the US.

talljasperman's avatar

@ibstubro We also have group homes.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

I’ll get you asylum in the U.S. if you’ll get me into Canada. Who wouldn’t want to live in the most beautiful country on earth, with the best social services and nice people to boot? But, I want to go to the tropical part of Canada…you know, the region that has hot summers and warm, mild winters with no snow. I want to be a Canadian who doesn’t own a coat or boots.

talljasperman's avatar

@SadieMartinPaul Kamloops British Colombia… is the best place to live. If you don’t mind the occasional forest fire.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

^^^ I suppose I’d be ok with forest fires. They’re warm, after all.

I just looked up some information about Kamloops and saw a few pictures. It really is a lovely city, and the climate data are encouraging.

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