Become smart about Canada immigration fraud
Canada, 13th September: Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney has taken the most appropriate step by cracking down on those misusing Canada immigration rules.
Canada has been witnessing widespread abuse of immigration system for quite some time now. And Kenney deserves accolades for his initiative to protect the immigration process of the nation.
Canada probing 3,100 suspected fake cases—In a recent step by Canada immigration department to control immigration frauds, nearly 11,000 people have been locked up allegedly for giving false information either for maintaining their Canada permanent residency or Canada citizenship.
And Canada is firm to revoke citizenship or permanent residency of such people, maintained Kenney.
Canada citizenship is not meant to be on sale, clarified Kenney during a news conference recently. So, the nation will never allow anyone who lies or cheats to become Canada citizen, he quipped.
And the process of revoking Canada citizenship of around 3,100 people who had become Canadian citizens by fraud or by lying is already under way, he informed.
Getting smart about immigration fraud—The problem that Canada seems to be facing right now is that many foreigners living in different nations and having obtained Canada Permanent residency or Canada citizenship have never ever lived in Canada.
Although they must possess Canada Permanent Residence cards for entering Canada after having travelled overseas, but such people are likely to gain entry into Canada due to lesser security and scrutiny. And that’s a big loophole in Canada immigration system.
Re-entering Canada is possible by showing a passport if the person having Canada PR is a citizen of a nation not needing visitor visas to come to Canada. Moreover, there are no means to keep a record of the overseas travels made by holders of Canada Permanent Resident card.
What’s the solution—Smart Canada PR card---So, the point now is what exactly needs to be done to control such misuse or abuse of Canada immigration norms. Well, a smart Canada PR card? Yes, that’s true. The present Canada PR card is not, by any means, a smart card.
And that’s why there is no assurance of it getting swiped at the time of entry of any immigrant into Canada.
If, at all, it does gets swiped by officials, CBSA’s(Canada Border Services Agency) screens do not show any image of the person whose Canada PR card is being swiped at the time of arrival to prove the photo on the PR card matches the person.