UK hostility to illegal immigrants is being felt, in the US processing time for citizenship applications is taking longer but Canada is welcoming Haitians.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has been saying for the past 5 years that she plans to create a “really hostile environment for illegal immigrants in the UK”. This promise seems to be coming to reality. Since the 2016 EU referendum, the numbers of illegal EU immigrants detained has risen sharply, going up by 27 percent since 2009.
Canada prepares to accept an influx of Haitian immigrants expelled by the US. A Quebec town situated across the border from New York State, has sent a fleet of heated trailers to help Haitians crossing the border from the US. As will be recalled, the Trump administration has announced that 59,000 Haitians who came to the US after the earthquake in their country, will have to leave within 18 months.
Are applications for citizenship in the US taking longer to be processed? According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), processing times for such applications usually take around eight months but New York attorneys have been reporting that they are now taking four times as long.