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Old 08-11-2016, 11:15 AM
 
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:41 PM
 
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First i've heard of the issue, if its a big deal the solution seems simple enough ,just repeal offering instant citizenship to infants born in the country to non Canadian residents.
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:06 PM
 
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First i've heard of the issue, if its a big deal the solution seems simple enough ,just repeal offering instant citizenship to infants born in the country to non Canadian residents.
I completely support it. At least one parent should be a legal resident (if not permanent resident).


I don't know anyone who did this in Canada, but I personally know two people giving birth to 3 babies in the US just to get the citizenship.


I hope both countries do away with that, and better, retroactively.
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:58 PM
 
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I have heard about it. I watched something on TV about it, but nothing much about it after that time.
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:39 PM
 
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Australia did fix this in 1986. One of the parent has to be at least permanent resident.
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Old 08-11-2016, 06:58 PM
 
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I never realized it was an issue here but as the others have said the answer might be to only grant citizenship to babies born to citizens and PRs.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:16 PM
 
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I completely support it. At least one parent should be a legal resident (if not permanent resident).


I don't know anyone who did this in Canada, but I personally know two people giving birth to 3 babies in the US just to get the citizenship.


I hope both countries do away with that, and better, retroactively.
Will not happen in US, as it would require a change to the Constitution (although some make the argument that it could be done by legislation--still won't happen).
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:50 PM
 
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Will not happen in US, as it would require a change to the Constitution (although some make the argument that it could be done by legislation--still won't happen).
Isn't Donald Trump trying to make it happen if he becomes elected president?
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:55 PM
 
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Isn't Donald Trump trying to make it happen if he becomes elected president?
I don't think he's likely to succeed: https://texaspolitics.utexas.edu/arc...03/slide1.html
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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It's been discussed in the media in Quebec for a few years now, as early as 2009 from what I can see. The reasons are two-fold: one is that they get first world care and they often skip the country without paying the bill, and two is that their babies are Canadian citizens by birth.


For those who can read French.


From when the story first broke in 2009: Tourisme obstétrique | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca


A more recent article:


Ces femmes qui viennent au Québec pour accoucher | TVA Nouvelles
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