Canada: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Southward Trek

Everybody seemed to want a U.S. visa. In 14 U.S. consulates, from Halifax to Vancouver, hard-pressed clerks interviewed Canadians, laboriously filled out long forms, took fingerprints of prospective new Americans. Last week consular officials paused to look at the record. In the last six months of 1945 they had okayed permanent visas for 8,767 Canadians, turned down thousands of others. If the present pressure continued, 20,000 Canadians will migrate to the U.S. in the 1945-46 fiscal year. Not since 1931 had so many Canadians pulled up stakes and moved south.

Officials did not have far to look for the reasons...

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