Sensationalism at its best. Take this article by the <a href="http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1035776067221&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467">Toronto Star</a>. It screams: The number of Americans making refugee claims in Canada has skyrocketed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to statistics from the Immigration and Refugee Board. The number of Americans seeking refuge in Canada increased by 135 per cent before the end of October over the entire previous year. Shocking right? Until you actually look at the numbers. Out of 287 million Americans, from January to the end of October last year, 191 filed refugee claims citing persecution in the U.S., compared with 81 in 2001. Woooooooooooow.