Seems like you completely missed my point. My point was that the immigration system is far from the only thing different between how Canada and the US are run. All countries are a sum of their political and cultural parts. I would argue that the way taxes are spent in Canada makes a much bigger difference to public security, equality and economy than their immigration policies do. Just because there's a lot of refugees at the moment doesn't mean the age old left vs. right debate is suddenly irrelevant. Canada is not as capitalistic nor conservative as the US is, and there are pros and cons to that which have little to nothing to do with immigration.