A growing source of Canadian asylum-seekers: US citizens whose parents were born elsewhere
Jokes about moving to Canada became common among progressives in the United States during Donald Trump’s presidential bid. When he won, a spike in U.S. citizens seeking information about how to relocate crashed Canada’s immigration website.
I’m a scholar of Canadian immigration law and will soon become the director of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University in Toronto. My friends and colleagues in the United States, who still make those jokes, are often surprised when I fill them in on how U.S. immigration patterns in Canada have changed during the Trump administration.
Rehaag, Sean, "A growing source of Canadian asylum-seekers: US citizens whose parents were born elsewhere" (2019). Editorials and Commentaries. 193.