My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. Jack Layton
I've got an uncle who's living as an illegal near Boston, too. (A cousin of my father's, but that's the same thing in Nepalis families.)It happens, and no, getting legal status in Canada and the United States is difficult enough that a person knows what is going on with moderately close relatives. (Especially older ones.)What's going on? I imagine that the same thing is going on here as went on with Joe the Plumber's child support records, or with George W. Bush's criminal record the weekend before the 2000 general election.