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“What’s most likely is folks who talk about the benefits of the Canadian system but are immigration restrictionists don’t know very much about the Canadian system,” Nowrasteh said. “Or they just like the idea of more skills so much that they’re willing to take that trade off: more skilled workers but a greater number.”
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