Borderlines Podcast #37 – The Closure of the Canada – US Border and the Supreme Court’s DACA Decision, with Andrew Hayes

29th Jul 2020 Comments Off on Borderlines Podcast #37 – The Closure of the Canada – US Border and the Supreme Court’s DACA Decision, with Andrew Hayes

Last updated on October 25th, 2020

Andrew, Deanna and Steven discuss the closure of the Canada – US border during COVID-19 and how the agreement has been implemented in the two policies, recent Executive Orders regarding immigration, and the United States Supreme Court decision in Department of Homeland Security et al v. Regents of the University of California et al.

Andrew Hayes is a US immigration lawyer who practices in Vancouver. His website is www.usborderlaw.com

Borderlines · #37 – The Closure of the Canada – US Border and the Supreme Court’s DACA Decision, with Andrew Hayes

2:00 -The closure of the Canada – US border

25:00 – Recent Executive Orders pertaining to immigration in the United States

45:00 – The DACA decision

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Borderlines Podcast #32 – Keep Out the Poor – How Canada and the US Address Immigrants on Welfare, with Andrew Hayes

16th Sep 2019 Comments Off on Borderlines Podcast #32 – Keep Out the Poor – How Canada and the US Address Immigrants on Welfare, with Andrew Hayes

Last updated on October 24th, 2020

A comparison of how the immigration systems of Canada and the United States each deal with the issue of immigrants and social assistance.

How similar is the “public charge” rule in the United States and “financial inadmissibility” in Canada? What is a sponsorship bar? Can permanent residents be deported for imposing a fiscal burden on the state?

Andrew Hayes is a US immigration lawyer who practices in Vancouver.

00:30 – How does US immigration law and policy development work?

1:45 – What is the public charge rule?

2:30 – What is an affidavit of support?

4:00 – Does the United States have a points based economic immigration system?

5:40 – What are the concerns about Donald Trump’s changes from a substantial impact?

8:00 – What is the Low Income Requirement in Canada? Is there a similar requirement in the United States?

11:00 – There are often situations where the sponsor of a family member may be poor, but the breadwinner of the family is the prospective immigrant. How does Canadian and American immigration law account for this?

13:00 – Are affidavits of support usually enforced? What about sponsorship undertakings?

23:00 – How does financial inadmissibility work in Canada?

25:30 – What is the consequence of being determined to be financially inadmissible?

27:00 – Can a permanent resident of Canada be financially inadmissible to Canada? What about to the United States?

38:20 – Can someone be medically inadmissible to the United States?

43:30 – How are the courts likely to react to Trump’s changes to the public charge rule?

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