This an obvious prejudice directed at Canadians. We cannot apply for refugee or landed immigrant status to qualify since there is no basis.
We cannot apply for a Green card via lottery as cannot are always screened out. Most of us seniors who do not wish to start a business in the US at this point to obtain a Green Card.
Yet if I was from almost any other country I could apply for consideration.
The county tax assessors can't help but smirk when dealing with Canadians as they know they have us and love charging us full freight.
I am considering applying for refugee status, not because of hardship from the Canadian gov. but because of prejudice of the US immigration dept.