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Irish Born Chinese

Baby girl finally gets citizenship

Created Monday, 29th November 2010, 09:40 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

This is pretty heart-warming given the current bad news all round. A baby girl, Rachel, who was born in China to a Canadian father (born in Libya) and her Chinese mom but couldn’t get citizenship as the couple’s not married. Because of her father’s origin of birth, Canada denied citizenship to her as well. Until they found a silver lining, the father of the baby’s father was born in Ireland before emigrating to Canada and because of Irish citizenship rules, it’s enough to give little Rachel her citizenship. After 14 months in limbo, she can now call Ireland her home. Told you it was heart-warming. :-) Read more…