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Immigration reform proposal encourages Canadians to retire in the US

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A tour boat heads past Niagara Falls on the U.S.-Canada border June 15, 2012 as seen from from Niagara Falls, New York. Aerialist Nik Wallenda will attempt walk across a 1,800 foot 2 inch-wide wire Friday night as the first person to attempt to cross directly over the falls from the U.S. into Canada. Wallenda, 33 and a father of three, is a seventh generation member of the famed Flying Wallendas who trace their roots to 1780 Austria-Hungary, when ancestors traveled as a band of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, animal trainers and trapeze artists. ABC is televising the event at 10:15pm Eastern Time Friday and insisted the daredevil wear a teathered harness to prevent live coverage of a potentially deadly fall 190 feet into the churning torrent below.
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A tour boat heads past Niagara Falls on the U.S.-Canada border June 15, 2012 as seen from from Niagara Falls, New York.

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.

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.
 

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