Canada Ripple effect on Canadian immigration likely from Trump's new visa restrictions

00:55  04 february  2020
00:55  04 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

Trump crackdown on birth tourism could mean new waves of passport babies in Canada

  Trump crackdown on birth tourism could mean new waves of passport babies in Canada Canada could see an uptick in birth tourism after the Trump administration granted its customs officers more powers to prevent pregnant women from entering the United States. American consular officials are being urged to refuse entry to women believed to be entering the U.S. in order to gain citizenship for their child by giving birth there. “The United States has made a very good attempt at finding an administrative solution to a growing problem without having to change their constitution,” said Richmond-Queensborough MLA Jas Johal.

The new travel ban will restrict citizens of Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan and Tanzania from obtaining certain visas . The fallout over the Trump administration' s decision on Friday to restrict immigration from four additional African countries has continued, with officials and citizens from the nations affected

Trump Administration Curbs Immigration for Additional 6 Countries in Election-Year Push to Restrict Visas . President Donald Trump attends the "White Wolf said some nations were able to comply with the new standards in time. The current restrictions follow Trump ’ s travel ban, which the Supreme

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OTTAWA — U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to slap visa restrictions on six new countries could affect immigration flows to Canada.

Past moves by his administration on immigration policy for Haiti and Iran saw asylum claims and student visa applications in Canada jump.

Trump is now targeting visas granted to citizens of Nigeria, Sudan and Eritrea, among the largest sources of refugee claims lodged by people crossing irregularly into Canada from the U.S.

Immigration policy researcher Robert Falconer says Trump's move could have both positive and negative impacts on the Canadian immigration system.

He says the number of asylum seekers could rise, as people from those countries already in the U.S. realize they won't be able to stay permanently and so follow others who've already come to seek refugee status here.

But on the other hand, he says Nigeria's booming middle class could be the source of many new economic or student immigrants to Canada, now that the door to the U.S. is harder to get through.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 3, 2020.

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