Ortega's dream, as he recounted it Tuesday standing outside a room at a Windsor motel, is now but a memory. He is one of an estimated 180 Mexicans from Florida who’ve rushed across the border and into Windsor to claim refugee status, fleeing a crackdown on illegal aliens in Florida.Wow!! Four to eight thousand!!! How on earth will they absorb that?? Now I can understand why the Canadians and their superior attitudes instruct us to accept the 12 or so million illegals in the US!
Local agencies that work with refugees have been told to brace for 4,000 to 8,000 refugee claimants.
Every single day this month, Mexican nationals who have been living illegally in Florida -- some for a dozen years or more -- are turning up at the Windsor-Detroit border seeking refugee status. The first group arrived at the YMCA on Aug. 28.