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Who Gets in and Why: Canada's Strategic Immigration Policy Moves away from Family Unification

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Gillis,Charlie (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2010-06-21
Published:
New York, NY: Time Inc
ISBN:
0024-9262
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Social conditions, Canada, Family, Immigration policy, Law and ethics
Notes:
Equipped with new legislative powers, Canada's government is able to pick and choose immigrants more aggressively than ever. The average wait time for someone wishing to bring a spouse into the country through Kingston, Jamaica has ballooned to 15 months, fully three times the processing time in 2006. A similar application lodged in New Delhi takes just six months. Is the country engaging in country profiling?