Monday, October 31, 2005

FAQ 3a. What is Grewal's private members bill on visitors' visas?

One of Grewal's major initiatives in the last year has been his attempt to emend the Immigration Act to change the way in which foreign nationals who apply for temporary, visitor visas are sponsored. This was done through his private member's bill, C-283: An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

This bill would essentially create a system by which Canadian citizens or permanent resident could sponsor overseas visitor by posting a bond or guarantee. The guarantee would be refunded once the visitor had indeed left the country.

For the debate at Second Reading, see here; it was passed for referal to committee

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