As Trump tightens border, U.S. Congress bill would allow snowbirds to stay for an extra two months
Tom Blackwell | March 5, 2017
President Donald Trump has been single-minded when it comes to immigration, pledging to strengthen the United States’ borders and keep certain people out, especially if they happen to be from Mexico or some Muslim nations.
But a bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives last month would actually open the door wider to one group: older Canadians who winter south of the border.
The Promoting Tourism to Enhance our Economy Act aims to let northern neighbours 55 and up who own or rent property in the States stay there an extra two months a year, on top of the 180 days allowed now.