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Immigration reform proposal encourages Canadians to retire in the US




A tour boat heads past Niagara Falls on the U.S.-Canada border June 15, 2012 as seen from from Niagara Falls, New York.
A tour boat heads past Niagara Falls on the U.S.-Canada border June 15, 2012 as seen from from Niagara Falls, New York.
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Lets call it the snowbird provision. Buried in more than 800 pages of the immigration reform legislation currently under debate, is a proposal that would allow Canadians to visit second homes in the US for up to eight months a year. 

It's one of two proposals in the bill aimed at boosting foreign retirements here. From the Fronteras Desk in Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports.