June 25, 2018

“Birth and dash” immigration scam leaves millions in unpaid bills for taxpayers

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

Gaming the immigration system of Western democracies never ends and in Canada’s case includes droves of tourists, mostly Chinese nationals, visiting BC to deliver a baby.

It’s often a win-win with the procedure being free of charge and since the child is born on Canadian soil, he or she is an instant citizen entitled to all social programs.

Richmond, BC is a hub for “birth tourism” which can be costly if complications arise during delivery. A Richmond News article tells the story of Vancouver Coastal Health filing a $1M civil claim against a Chinese woman after she skipped out on the hospital bill in 2012.

Those in the restaurant business call the scam dine-and-dash but at the Richmond Hospital, it’s birth-and-dash.

Why is this scam being tolerated? Despite millions in unpaid bills, the Richmond Hospital still has a registration process open to foreign nationals who want to give birth.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

One goal of this scheme is to turn Canada into a glorified passport mill so perhaps the time has come to rethink our citizenship rules. But it appears there’s zero political will in Ottawa for a rule-change given Trudeau’s love for open borders.

This is costing Canadian taxpayers millions per year, but in the eyes of the Liberals birth tourism is diverse, and diversity is our strength even when it isn’t.

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commented 2018-06-26 13:49:41 -0400
This is the price that taxpayers pay for electing politicians that like to virtue signal.
commented 2018-06-26 09:35:18 -0400
Its going to stop. A lot of things are going to stop. Canada has been beyond stupid and it is going to stop.
Try pulling that crap in Japan. You could be allowed to reside in Japan and have your babies there, but that won’t make you Japanese, EVER.

I’m not sure there are any countries quite as stupid as Canada. What a bad joke we are. Let me count the ways. Canadians are getting tired of having foreign feet wiped on our backs on the way into our country. We’re tired of being taken advantage of. It is the fault of the parasitic governments we vote into office. Our swamp stinks so bad in this country that these wannabee Canadians for free stuff, can smell it all the way from their own countries of birth. Just like ants all follow the same trail to the food source or mice tell all their friends once one gets into your house. Who could blame them when our governments are facilitating this foreign replacement. The migrant is not to blame. Our governments are, and it is already well past time to stop it. Lets stop it.

Janie Jones the major cities already are, especially Toronto, and Montreal.
commented 2018-06-26 06:45:02 -0400
I was in Hongcouver last month. I hadn’t been out there for a long time. 1 in 10 people are Asian. I had to keep checking to see where I was. Canada (BC) has done this to themselves. Lieberal Politicians let the infestation start and didn’t bother to stop it so look where this got them.

Do you think an Asian country would allow a major influx of round eyes????
commented 2018-06-26 01:22:28 -0400
Tom Bradly what makes you think they could not get one? They are here to get something free. You are missing the point. And maybe they do not want abortions, ever think of that?
commented 2018-06-25 23:58:29 -0400
Pierre Trudeau: Canada’s first traitor Prime Minister. Justin Trudeau: a chip off the old block,and then some.
commented 2018-06-25 22:07:38 -0400
Canada, because of liberal policies or non-policies on immigration questions, will become a shit-hole, 3rd world country, and be eventually too broke to fight back when they finally come to their senses, and to hell with left leaning wahh-babies, on immigration issues.
commented 2018-06-25 20:34:48 -0400
Birth Tourism in BC 4 Free & a Baby Gift of a Canadian Passport too. Diversity is Our Expense’!
commented 2018-06-25 20:34:45 -0400
Birth Tourism in BC 4 Free & a Baby Gift of a Canadian Passport too. Diversity is Our Expense’!
commented 2018-06-25 20:29:34 -0400
I grew up in Richmond, from grade 4 until graduation. The Richmond of my youth no longer exists. Down-town Richmond has almost no store-front signs in English any more. They’re all in Chinese. The Chinese have virtually taken over the Municipality, and they are a very insular, closed community. Although they are in the majority, and hold sway through financial power and influence, they do it behind the scenes, taking no visible part in Municipal politics. And I emphasize “visible”.
commented 2018-06-25 20:04:54 -0400
We should be providing them with abortions instead.
commented 2018-06-25 19:20:09 -0400
Till 1990’s, when Canada still had some control over it’s immigration, getting even a visitor/tourist visa was a big hassle. Applicants were called in to consulate office for an in person interview. The consulate personnel were trained in detecting immigration frauds (such as bogus documentation & heavily pregnant woman) more visa applications were rejected than accepted. It was not uncommon for an applicant to attend 2-3 interviews, along with submission of heap of documents, which were thoroughly checked, before he/she would be granted a tourist visa. Those days there were no TFW and very few international student visas.
Now a days there are no in-person interviews, even for immigration purpose, all an applicant has to do is fill a form online deposit required fees, send some documents (which in 98% of cases are bogus) and voila your immigration visa (document IMM 1000) arrives at your home. Getting a visitor visa for canada is easier than buying groceries in any third world country. You apply online to a private company deposit fees & your passport within 2 weeks you get you visa. The same procedure applies to student, TFW & several other categories.
Many international students & TFW get pregnant here and give birth here to make sure of their chance to get canadian citizenship & benefits.
Many who arrive here on tourist/visitor visas are actually taking jobs, working for half the wages in cash. These are not isolated cases but going on massive scale.
Canada was already decaying however, under turdo liberals the collapse has precipitated & become inevitable. Canadian immigration & citizenship has become a joke.
commented 2018-06-25 18:31:57 -0400
turdo is in love with Chinas dictatorship. Basically anything that hurts tax paying Canadians and forces them to pay the bill turdo is for it. Canadian tax payers will see nothing including common sense from this government. He and his government should be in jail. Treasonous bastards.
commented 2018-06-25 17:49:25 -0400
I THOUGHT THE HARPER GOVERNMENT ENDED THE PRACTICE OF ANCHOR BABIES AND NOW I KNOW THE JUST TRUEDOPE WILL NEVER DO THE RIGHT THING.
commented 2018-06-25 17:24:18 -0400
The government must stop incentivizing this fraud.
commented 2018-06-25 15:55:43 -0400
Trudeau has to go, the worst Prime Minister ever.
Canadian Government Airport Employees work in the countries where these.planes are departing; why not just ban women that are over 8 months gone, and if they miss a few, make the rule COD, Cash On Delivery.