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AVAILABLE EXPERT - Changes coming to Citizenship Act

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Queen’s University immigration expert Sharry Aiken is available to comment on proposed changes to the Citizenship Act. Immigration Minister John McCallum this morning introduced new legislation to remove barriers to citizenship. The changes, expected to be implemented this year, will provide greater flexibility for applicants trying to meet citizenship requirements.

Despite the proposed changes, immigration officials will still have the power to revoke citizenship, while the federal court continues to be able to remove the citizenship of those involved in organized crime, war crimes or crimes against humanity.

To arrange an interview, please contact communications officer Anne Craig (613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca) or Chris Armes (613-533-6000 ext. 77513 or chris.armes@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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