TOURISME DE BÉBÉ
MARIE-PIER CLOUTIER / AGENCE QMI
Le tourisme de bébé prend de l’ampleur et J.E. a levé le voile vendredi sur une nouvelle façon de procéder.
Le phénomène des «bébés passeport» n’est pas nouveau. Une femme vient accoucher au Québec en payant une facture pour les soins reçus. Certaines paient, d’autres pas, mais elles sont unanimes: elles viennent assurer un meilleur avenir à leur enfant en venant chercher la nationalité canadienne.
Manque de vérification
Malgré la photo sur la carte d’assurance-maladie, les vérifications ne sont pas simples: «Dans le gros “rush” je ne commencerai pas à dire : “Est-ce que c’est bien vous sur la carte”, a reconnu une infirmière.
“There is not enough evidence to justify the effort and expense required for such a system-wide program change,” said Ontario Deputy Immigration Minister.
The Ontario government says it will not support Ottawa’s proposal to remove citizenship rights to children born in Canada to non-citizens and non-residents.
“In our view, there is not enough evidence to justify the effort and expense required for such a system-wide program change. Citizenship and immigration Canada has not quantified the extent of fraud resulting from ‘birth tourism,’’ said Ontario Deputy Immigration Minister Chisanga Puta-Chekwe.
“At this time, there is insufficient data to demonstrate the demand placed on Ontario’s economy or public services from ‘birth tourists,’” he wrote in a letter to Ottawa, dated September 6, 2012, after a technical briefing on the plan. A copy of the province’s response was obtained by the Star this week.
On Friday, a spokesperson for Ontario Immigration Minister Michael Chan said the province has not changed its position.
“While citizenship is the sole responsibility of the federal government under Canada’s constitution, any proposed change to citizenship policy can have profound impact on the provinces and territories,” said the spokesperson.
Officials recommend Ottawa removing citizenship rights to babies born to non-citizens and non-residents even though costs outweigh benefits.
Immigration officials have recommended that Ottawa remove citizenship rights to babies born in Canada to non-citizens and non-residents even though the small number of cases doesn’t justify the costs.
The proposal, marked “secret” and with inputs from various federal departments, found fewer than 500 cases of children being born to foreign nationals in Canada each year, amounting to just 0.14 per cent of the 360,000 total births per year in the country.
The issue of citizenship by birth on Canadian soil once again raises concerns among critics over the current government’s policy considerations being based on ideologies rather than evidence and objective cost-benefit analyses.
Citizenship reforms don’t deal with the phenomenon where a mother comes here to give birth to obtain Canadian citizenship for her child.
Immigration Minister Chris Alexander plans to consult with the provinces and territories to find an “appropriate way” to deal with birth tourism.
Many had expected Alexander to include it in the package of citizenship reforms introduced in Parliament on Thursday. But there was nothing in the legislation that dealt with the phenomenon of passport babies — where a mother comes to Canada to give birth to obtain Canadian citizenship for her child.
“We want to address the issue of people who have absolutely no strong connection to Canada and have no desire to live here, coming solely for the purpose of giving birth and then leaving,” Alexander told a news conference in Toronto after Bill C-24, Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, was tabled. (…)
Woman fights order to leave Canada without her baby
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MONTREAL – Local human rights advocates are crying foul after a Mexican woman denied refugee status was ordered to leave the country without the right to take her Canadian-born baby.
Ivonne Hernandez, 41, arrived in Montreal in 2009 and filed to remain as a refugee based on her claim that she was abused by a police officer in her hometown of Mexico City.
She was given partial custody of her child after a split with her husband, against whom she made a claim of domestic abuse after their split.
Hernandez’s refugee claim was refused and she now faces deportation on February 7. She cannot bring her baby at that time because she remains embroiled in an unresolved custody dispute with the baby’s father.
Toronto woman cites lesbian status to fight deportation to Uganda
Leatitia Nanziri says she fears for her life if she is deported back to Uganda because of her sexual orientation
CBC News Posted: Jul 27, 2012 8:54 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 27, 2012 8:57 AM ET
Leatitia Nanziri says if she’s forced to go home to Uganda she could be stoned to death because of her sexual orientation. (CBC) Facebook
A Toronto woman is fighting to stay in Canada, saying her life would be in danger if she is deported back to Uganda because she is a lesbian.
Leatitia Nanziri says if she’s forced to go back to Uganda she could be stoned to death. But the Canadian government has refused her claim and says it doesn’t believe she is a lesbian.
She is scheduled to be deported Aug. 4.