Tag: immigration

Trump’s New Budget: Is the Wall Worth It?

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The Trump administration has proposed their budget for 2018, and the primary focus of the plan is to increase national security and border control. Without increasing the national debt, the plan aims to increase spending on national defence by making…

Has the American Dream Moved to Canada?

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Immigrants choose to leave their country of origin for better opportunities. May it be for employment, education, or safety, people are willing to take a significant risk to start their lives again in a new location. For the longest time,…

“Welcome to Canada”: Message of Hope or False Promise?

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Trump’s Executive Order on refugees and immigrants devastated many American nationals and has caused outcry within the international community. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s immediate reaction was to declare that Canada welcomes refugees on his Twitter account. However, his declaration may be…

Does Canada Have a New Border Issue?

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It appears that President Donald Trump’s new policies and strict attitude towards immigration has prompted more refugees to head for their northern neighbour. Quebec and Manitoba, in particular, have seen more people enter the country illegally through treacherous land routes…

Sanctuary Cities: A Last Hope

On January 25, Donald trump passed the fourth executive order of his Presidency. The order is framed under the guise of “Enhancing the Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” It is cracking down on the enforcement of immigration…

The Shooting, Quebec, and Bill 62

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In light of the shooting in Quebec City on January 29th, the provincial government has revisited the problems of immigration and racism. The central discussion revolved around Bill 62, which calls to limit the wearing of religious symbols, and the debates…

Canada and Racism

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Canada is renowned worldwide for its openness to immigrants and newcomers. While it is true that Canada accepts a lot of new people, racism persists in the country. In light of the recent shooting in Quebec City, people have begun…

Wet Foot, Dry Foot: Obama’s Race to U.S. – Cuban Normalization

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After 2 years of repairing Cold War wounds between the United States and Cuba, Obama announced the end of the 22-year-old “wet foot, dry foot” policy which granted Cubans special status to remain in the country and gain legal residency without visas.…

Trump’s Executive Order: Will It Be Effective?

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American president Donald Trump signed an executive order that closed the country’s borders to refugees. It will temporarily suspend refugee admissions for 120 days while the screening process is reviewed, cut the refugee cap in half, and ban citizens of…