Is Birthright Citizenship in Canada Coming to an End?

Since 1947, Canada has offered birthright citizenship. In short, this means that any child born on Canadian soil is automatically a Canadian citizen, regardless of their parents’ citizenship. However, Conservatives are looking to end the practice. The federal motion to do so was accepted on August 25, 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The idea of…

Israel Threatens African Migrants With Deportation or Imprisonment

The Israeli government has given thousands of African migrants a decision: to leave the country or face imprisonment. If the migrants willingly leave the country within 90 days of the notice they will be given $3,500. Migrants were given the option of going to their home country or third countries. The two African countries commonly…

The Westernisation of Second-Generation Chinese

Toronto; the largest city in Canada. With a total population of almost 3 million, 10.8% of all Torontonians were of Chinese descent as of 2011. But despite having Chinese ancestry, many Chinese-Canadians are vastly different from their peers who have grown up in China. I currently attend a Toronto high school. Of my classmates, over…

A Sanctuary State in the Trump Era

As the state’s legislative year draws to a close this morning, California’s lawmakers are preparing to return to their home districts. They are not scheduled to reconvene in the state’s capital, Sacramento, until January of 2018. But during the final forty-eight hours of their working period this year, the State’s Senators and Assemblymembers debated and…

The Education Status of Refugee Children in the EU: A Current Assessment

The United Nations framework classifies inclusive and equitable education as one major Sustainable Development Goal due to its importance in ensuring peace, mutual respect and integration. Additionally, access to free primary education for all children is a human rights obligation stemming from the European Convention on Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the…

The Schengen Agreement: The Undiscussed Policy Behind EU Immigration and Brexit

Cries of a crumbling Europe are being heard worldwide. Today, some are suggesting the EU should be disenfranchised because of a disagreement with the European Union’s immigration policies. Brexit presented open immigration policies as an issue with European Union membership, and many across the channel are beginning to agree. But what is the European Union?…