Exodus to Canada

Shakeel Ahmed embraces his son Usman as daughters Roqyia (left) and Barooj look on at the family's home in Toronto, where they moved to escape the U.S. immigration crackdown. Ahmed, a Pakistani, brought Usman to Chicago in 1996 to get treatment for the boy's cerebral palsy; his visitor's visa expired in 2000.

( Tribune photo by Jose M. Osorio )

Shakeel Ahmed embraces his son Usman as daughters Roqyia (left) and Barooj look on at the family's home in Toronto, where they moved to escape the U.S. immigration crackdown. Ahmed, a Pakistani, brought Usman to Chicago in 1996 to get treatment for the boy's cerebral palsy; his visitor's visa expired in 2000.

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