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I'm doing my bit to solve issues of immigrants: Canadian MP

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Anritsar, February 19, 2013
First Published: 21:01 IST(19/2/2013) | Last Updated: 21:03 IST(19/2/2013)

Stressing that the Punjabis have played a great role in the development of Canada, the parliamentarian from Canada, Jinny Jogindera Sims, said that youngsters from India must adopt legitimate ways to go abroad and not fall in the trap of dubious travel agents.

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Sims, who was in the city to pay obeisance at Golden Temple, said that she was working for solving immigration issues of South Asians in her constituency. She was accompanied by former Congress MLA Jassi Khangura.

Talking to reporters on Tuesday, Sims said, "My constituency Newton North Delta has considerable population from the South Asian region. My stress is always to solve their issues, especially the immigration problems they face."

She also mentioned that she would visit the consulates in Chandigarh and Delhi to know first-hand what immigration related problems people faced.

Sims, who defeated Sukh Dhaliwal in 2011 Canadian polls, said, "Definitely, I always look to pay back to India where I was born. This is the reason that I take up NRIs' issues in Canada."

Sims, who was born in a village near Nurmahal , said, "Currently I am fighting against the ban put on family reunification by the Canadian government. There are many Indians who have spent years in Canada. Now if they want to call their parents and grandparents, the Government should not stop them. Many people of my constituency have met me in this regard."

On a question that should British Prime Minister David Cameron apologise at Jallianwala Bagh or not, Sims said, "I cannot say what the British PM should do or not. I would like to keep my comment reserved."

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