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Canadian Immigration News: August 7, 2017

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A snowbird is an term used for a person who moves from “the higher latitudes and colder climates of the northern United States and Canada and migrates southward in winter to warmer locales such as Florida, California, Arizona, Texas, or elsewhere along the Sun Belt of the southern United States, Mexico, and areas of the Caribbean. This week two U.S. Representatives unveiled the Canadian Snowbird Visa Act. This bill will allow Canadians who are at least 50 years old and own or rent a residence in the U.S. to stay in the country an additional two months annually. These Canadian visitors will not be allowed to work in the US or be eligible for public assistance. “Providing them with an extra two months to engage in these activities will support many small businesses, grow jobs and foster an even closer relationship with our neighbors to the north,” said one of New York’s representatives.

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The Canadian government signed a contract with the Canadian Red Cross to monitor the immigration detention centers to ensure that they will comply with the domestic and international standards. This contract is set for two years between the Canada Border Services Agency and the Canadian Red Cross. The CRS will be conducting regular visits throughout the year to detention facilities where immigration detainees are held. “The Canadian Red Cross Detention Monitoring Program aims to contribute to an environment in which all people who are detained in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act are treated humanely and are held in accordance with national and international standards,” Conrad Sauvé, president and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross, said in a statement.

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Since 2010, the U.S. granted protection status for Haitians to come to the United States after the 2010 earthquake. This security status is set to expire in January. Haitians are now looking to head to Canada as they know they may be facing deportation this coming January. “There is a major humanitarian crisis coming up this January,” said Emmanuel Depas, a New York-based immigration lawyer, who was born in Haiti. Many Haitians don’t want to move back to Haiti as it means they will be living in poverty, facing persecution or, for a fifth of them with U.S.-born children, being separated from their families. There has been a wave of Haitians migrating to Canada in the past month, and many people expect it to continue in the next six months as well. “Knowing Canada is a land of welcome, the word going around is that it’s open to Haitians,” said Serge Bouchereau, who helped establish an advocacy group for Haitians without status.

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Other Canadian Immigration Stories This Week:

  1. Stefanik partners with Florida Democrat to help Canadian snowbirds
  2. Ottawa seeks to attract foreign talent by making Start-up Visa Program permanent

  3. CANADIAN GOV’T ANNOUNCES THAT STARTUP VISA PILOT PROGRAM WILL BECOME PERMANENT

  4. Burundians, Fleeing Political Violence, Find Welcome in Canada

  5. Red Cross to monitor Canada’s immigration detention centres

  6. Syrian refugees rejected because of links to group that opposes brutal Assad regime

  7. Stefanik wants to extend Canadian stays in U.S.
  8. Canada’s Tech Sector is Trying to Cash in on Donald Trump’s Hardline Immigration Policies

  9. Iraqi man claimed refugee status after crossing into Canada illegally

  10. Ottawa seeks to attract foreign talent by making Start-up Visa Program permanent

  11. Canada’s Tech Sector is Trying to Cash in on Donald Trump’s Hardline Immigration Policies

  12. Kindersley rallies around Venezuelan family forced to leave

  13. Canada’s Tech Sector Is Trying To Cash In On Donald Trump’s Hardline Immigration Policies

  14. Jim Wong-Chu was a tireless promoter of Asian-Canadian writing

  15. More than 21 lakh Indians applied for H-1B visa in over a decade: Report
  16. Harsh school report dashed immigration hopes: lawyer
  17. Federal program to attract more entrepreneurs to Canada ‘very flawed’: lawyer
  18. Why are thousands of Haitians streaming into Canada from the U.S.?

  19. Immigrants are wanted in Atlantic Canada! Is it the right fit for you?

 

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