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'It's fraudulent': Former immigration official says action needed on 'passport babies'

Aug 30

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One of Canada's former top immigration officials says so-called passport babies are a genuine problem in some Canadian locales and closing a loophole being exploited by pregnant foreign tourists is required to curtail the fraudulent practice. But Andrew Griffith, a former director general at Citizenship and Immigration, said that a policy resolution passed by Conservatives this weekend to end the practice of giving citizenship to anyone born in the country may be akin to "using a hammer to squash a fly."

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