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Canada needs a DREAM Act for young people living here illegally | Guidy Mamann

Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 9:40 AM | By Guidy Mamann

Every day, well-meaning foreigners bring their children to Canada and stay — without status.

A typical scenario might include a couple who arrive in Canada as visitors with two young children. Seeing an opportunity for a better life for their family, the father finds work in the construction industry, for example, while the mom cleans houses or offices.

They deliberately do not apply for an extension of their status since they don’t want to let immigration authorities know that they are still here, and they don’t...