Calling It “Chain Migration” Insults Somalis Who Jetted to Manitoba in Chains, or Something


From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

Somali family reaches milestone — welcomes 150th member to Canada

It started 20 years ago when Marcus Askar fled civil war in Somalia and found refuge in Winnipeg

By Jillian Taylor, CBC News Posted: Nov 09, 2017

A Somali family celebrated a milestone Wednesday night when the 150th family member arrived in Canada, in the 150th year of Canada’s founding.

“I am feeling so joyful,” said Marcus Askar, who started it all 20 years ago when he fled civil war in Somalia and found refuge in Winnipeg.

On Wednesday, Askar welcomed three relatives — Ismail Ali Askar (his youngest brother), Ilhan hussen Ahmed and Ayanleh hussen Ahmed. …

Askar, who comes from a family of eight boys and five girls, said all but two of his siblings are now in Canada.

Earlier: Sen. Durbin: Term “Chain Migration” Is Offensive to Those Whose Ancestors Came to U.S. “In Chains”

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