Let's start with the title and the lead sentence:
Windsor stressed by Mexican migrants
The city of Windsor, Ont. is struggling to deal with a surge of Mexican migrants from the United States.
The title begins by presenting the main protagonists in this story: "Windsor", as an undifferentiated corporate whole where the main state administrator (the mayor) is presented to speak for the city as a whole and in which there is no distinguishing among the various groups, classes, genders, races, or individuals that compose Windsor; and "Mexican migrants." The former is an approximate stand in for "Us," which implies "ordinary Canadians," which is definitely imbued with whiteness; the latter is a very clear "Them." A seemingly essential conflict in interests between these two groups is the grounding of the article.
There is some minimal complexification of the players later on in the article, with the admission of some conflict between the local and federal faces of the state as to some of the details of where to get the resources to respond to this situation, but at no point is the basic frame that "they" are presenting a problem for "us" that should be journalistically examined from the standpoint of that corporate "us" ever called into question. At no point is the "us" complexified in ways that show that the corporate unity in fact erases the existence people who would frame the issue much differently -- that is, they don't talk to people who are currently Canadians who migrated to this country from, say, Mexico via the United States at an earlier point, and they don't talk to people who are active in immigrant rights struggles in either country.
A basic feature of anti-immigrant discourse, of course, is the idea of the ravenous, barbarian hordes outside the gate that will consume all of our resources and destroy our civilization. The article could have been framed with the title "Neoconservative Federal Government Denies Resources to Address Need in Small Number of Human Beings Fleeing Oppression." Instead, the power dynamics are presented as the opposite of reality -- the local branch of a major industrialized state is presented as "struggling" and "stressed" and it is the oppressed racialized migrants that are "surg[ing]" and thus causing these conditions. Of course the word "surge" is presumably technically accurate in that this influx represents an increase over the regular level of newcomers from Mexico via the U.S. claiming refugee status in Windsor, but it is a political weasel word precisely because it invokes the long history of white settler panic about those outside our gates as a tide that could surge above the high walls of our border and overwhelm us. As well, the main use of "surge" in the news lately has been in the context of war and conquest, which this use cannot help but invoke as well.
The article goes on to say that these newcomers were "lured by assurances on websites that they can live and work in Canada without difficulty." The next sentence reassures readers: "But the Mexicans...have no special rights in Canada." Not only is "special rights" a commonly used right-wing code for any effort to extend rights that are rhetorically posed as universal to groups previously denied them, but this use of language implies pretty openly that to "live and work in Canada without difficulty" for "Mexicans" comes under the category of "special rights." Well, now, we certainly wouldn't want to give the impression that racialized people can come to this country and "live and work" without having to put up with some difficulty first, now would we?
In contextualizing the choice of flight to Canada, the first sentence is, "The Mexicans said they had been forced to leave the U.S. because they were illegal immigrants there." This puts the emphasis squarely on their presence in the abstract, state-defined category "illegal" without questioning that category at all and with almost no exploration of the actual lived experiences of the people thus categorized. The only nod in that direction was a quote from an individual in this group of new arrivals who said that "U.S. immigration authorities 'were chasing Mexicans, sending them back home.'" This does little to explain the situation of so-called "illegal immigrants" in the United States, including the fact that they are a category of person actively desired by some powerful interests in the country and tolerated for their now essential role in the U.S. economy that springs from the heightened exploitation that is possible because of the extra-economic state-based oppression that can be focused in their direction by being in the category "illegal". The inclusion of the quote with that usage of the word "home" also panders to white Canadian ideologies about immigrants, because the word can be easily transposed from how it was likely meant by the speaker -- that is, 'the place from which we came originally' -- to the way that many white Canadians will read it -- that is, 'the place where you belong and where you really should go now.'
Then we settle in for a few paragraphs talking about how they are a drain on "our" resources. Of course there is nothing even hinting at the problem of how the Canadian settler state is in a position to have these resources (land theft, genocide, slavery) or what indigenous nation's land these migrants were actually entering -- something I don't actually know myself. And even aside from that, though there is an allusion to this fact it is not really made clear that the amount of resources required by this very small number of people is hardly an insurmountable obstacle. It isn't even a blip, really. It's just that the part of the state that has adequate resources to respond to human need in this instance is categorically refusing to do so -- that is, it is not some numberless horde that is in danger of taking everything that the settler nation has (read: built on theft and murder), it is a small number of highly oppressed people whose needs could be met in the brief period before they found jobs with complete ease and no hardship on anyone if the federal state so wished.
The article ends with a paragraph further delegitimizing the presence of these refugee claimants: "The odds of being accepted as a refugee are not good. Fewer than 500 of nearly 3,500 Mexican applicants were successful in claiming refugee status in Canada last year." In other words, there is a presumption that the system is appropriate and fair (if this was right-wing media, the presumption would be that it is too generous, but this is the good ol' liberal CBC) and because most of these people likely won't qualify, the implication is that they really shouldn't be "surging" and causing poor "Windsor" to be "stressed" and "struggling."
It would be nice to think that this orientation is a result of a memo that came down from the Prime Minister's office to the CBC, but I'm not so foolish as to think such a thing -- the ideologies present in this article are much more reflective than that of the dominant interests in the white settler nation in Canada.