Canada toughens stand on immigration
Canada, 21st July: Canada has announced its plans to revoke the citizenship of all those accused of using foul means to become Canada citizens.
Speaking about the issue, Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney said that as many 1,800 individuals who immigrated to Canada by abusing Canada immigration rules are going to lose their citizenship immediately.
Canada acts tough on those abusing the rules—Kenney said that majority of people admitted getting counseling from nearly four immigration advisors with regard to using bogus Canada residency proof in a bid to gain Canada citizenship.
Kenney maintained that the notice of revocation of their Canada citizenship have been either sent or will be sent shortly by Canada immigration department, CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada).
The motive of such notices is to inform all those wanting to misuse the rules of Canada immigration that the government will not tolerate abuse of Canada citizenship since its not for sale, he cautioned.
All such people will, however, be granted an opportunity to object the revocations in the government court, Kenney informed. Canada has revoked citizenship of just 66 individuals since the year 1867.
Majority of immigrants have not lived in Canada--Speaking at the Economic Club, Toronto, he added that all such immigrants are convinced to pay huge money to immigration advisors for getting bogus Canada citizenship.
As a rule, any person wanting to become Canada citizen must have spend a minimum of three years out o f four years in Canada.
However, Kenney expressed his sadness that many unscrupulous agents the world over give advice to immigrants on how to misuse Canada immigration rules to their advantage. However, most of such people have not lived in Canada at all and are mostly living overseas, he said.
Many such individuals getting fake documents to gain Canada citizenship hail from tax haven nations, he claimed. Hence, in order to get Canada citizenship, all those involved took the services of bogus immigration agents.
Such agents created fake Canada residency proof of such people to help them not just become Canada citizens but also gain right to subsidized tuition and health care even without staying in Canada and without making any contributions to the tax base of the nation, Kenney said.