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In 2016, Global News reported that 313 babies were born to non-Canadian mothers.  In 2012, Statistics Canada had reported 699 babies born to non-Canadian mothers. Although there are still very rare cases of pregnant women coming to Canada via a visitor visa with the intent of acquiring citizenship for their child, simple changes in regulation can help to stop this practice completely. Canada is among the few countries that offer birthright citizenship. According to Mr. Jeffery, there is no reason to eliminate citizenship as a birthright as it may only lead to unfair outcomes. Furthermore, eliminating birthright citizenship will only lead to endless disputes and legal wrangling. More screening of visitor visas Mr. Matthew Jeffery recommends a simple fix, which is to change the immigration…

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