Apparently some Canadian mental health information becomes accessible to U.S. immigration and can be used to deny entry into the U.S. At risk is anyone involved in a 911 call in Canada where mental health is involved. Whatever is written up by the officer who answer the call ends up in the database, whether it is substantiated or not. CBC: Canadians with mental illnesses denied U.S. entry The parallels between Homeland Security and much of the worst that Germany offered in the 20th century just keeps growing. Off the top of my head: 1. Stasi = Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, Ministry of State Security (cf. Dept. of Homeland Security) 2. See Something, Say Something (cf. Stasi informer network) 3. Patriot Act warrantless subpoenas & wiretapping (cf. both SS & Stasi methods) 4. TSA, very analogous to the SA (Sturmabteiling), paramilitary police wannabes known as Brown Shirts who provided local muscle for the Nazis up until the Night of the Long Knives 5. Discrimination against the mentally ill, and they are still asking about AIDS, which now is largely a chronic condition that can be managed (cf. Nazi eugenics programs) 6. Rendition (cf. the Nazi Nacht und Nebel program) Any distinction is merely a matter of degree, coupled with an assumption that it's OK when we do those things. We are slowly becoming our worst enemies in the name of security.