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The focus of the fiery immigration debate is usually
south of the border, not north. But according to Penn Provost
and Law Professor Ron Daniels, himself a recent emigrant from
Canada, our northern neighbors might provide some answers in
the thorny controversy regarding our nation’s newest arrivals.
At a panel discussion last February featuring immigration lawyers
and moderated by Penn Law Professor Wendell Pritchett,
Daniels pointed to his native Toronto as a useful model for managing
immigration in American cities like Philadelphia.
“The Toronto I grew up in was not very interesting. But today,
Toronto stands behind Miami as the city with the second
highest number of foreign-born people in the world,” Daniels
said “This change has somehow been accommodated with relatively
low levels of social strife.”