Fareed Zakaria sounds a lot like Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney
Earlier this month, British author, BBC broadcaster, and intellectual Kenan Malik ripped into Canada's immigration policies in an interview with the Georgia Straight.
"It seems to me you have a very deeply illiberal immigration [system], which is largely about cherry-picking middle-class professionals and making it almost impossible for unskilled workers to enter the country," Malik declared. "And so the kind of immigrants that you actually need for the economy are deemed unsuitable to be citizens. Hence, the growing portion of temporary workers."
Malik went on to describe how guest-worker programs in Europe have led to more Islamic fundamentalism and increased social problems.
Today, Time magazine editor at large, author, and CNN broadcaster Fareed Zakaria—a vehement opponent of political Islam—offered a sunnier view of Canada's approach to immigration.
In one tweet to his 181,834 followers, Zakaria claimed that Canada and Australia have "smart immigration policies that take in talented foreigners".
Then he blasted out numerous other tweets calling for the United States to reduce the number of green cards for family reunification and allow for temporary foreign workers.
It sounds as though Zakaria—a previous attendee and defender of the Bilderberg conferences—is borrowing a page from Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney's playbook.
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