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As we recently discussed on our blog, the Canadian government may remove birthright citizenship – the granting of Canadian citizenship to anyone born on Canadian soil – to circumvent foreign women from sneaking into Canada just to give birth to a Canadian Citizen. From the article:
“Kenney is on a mission to clean up the immigration system from Refugee cases to Citizenship claims. Yes, there are many broken aspects of our immigration system, but I think he is going way too far here,” Niren told Yahoo! Canada News.
“The solution is not to terminate this method for citizenship all together. Free societies like Canada have always granted citizenship to those born on their soil. This, in my view, should be a right not a privilege.
“[Instead of changing the law,] I think more careful screening of applicants to Canada should be conducted. In some cases, medicals are required which would reveal pregnancies. Sometimes the government gets ahead of itself and forgets that we are still a democracy.”
What are your thoughts on birthright Canadian Citizenship? Should it remain in place, or is it too easy for people to abuse? Leave your answers in the comments.
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