Divergent Approaches: Immigration Law and Policy in the United States and Canada

As an immigration attorney living and working in Canada, helping those seeking to visit or immigrate to the United States, I have the opportunity to see some significant differences between the two countries when it comes to immigration policy. Frankly, while both the U.S. and Canada are historically immigrant-friendly countries, the current climate in the U.S. is overtly anti-immigrant.  In comparison, Canada is making an aggressive push to actively solicit immigrants from across the globe.  Canada’s immigration policies reveal a different set of priorities and a far different way of thinking about immigration. Why is there such a stark...

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