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Canada will not contest the ruling removing the birthright citizenship limit

Canada will not appeal the ruling that deems the first-generation limit on citizenship by descent unconstitutional. This limit prevented children born abroad to Canadian citizens beyond the first generation from automatically acquiring citizenship. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Marc Miller acknowledged the law's unacceptable impact on Canadians with foreign-born children and pledged not to appeal the ruling. He assured that the government will continue to assess the ruling's impacts and provide further information promptly. He reiterated his commitment to a fair and transparent citizenship process.



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