Newly wed Immigrants to face stricter rules
New Immigration rule for newly wed will help curb the rate of marriage frauds
To combat marriage fraud, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has announced new set of rules for the immigrants.
The new rule
The new rules are applied to the citizens and permanent residents, bringing their spouse to the nation from a foreign country.
The Government has made it mandatory for such couples to live together for a minimum period of two years after the spouse is brought to Canada.
If any couple is found to be violating the law then the sponsored spouse will lose the status of permanent resident.
This relationship need to be a legitimate only.
The new rule is applicable to those couples who have been married for less than two years’ time and have no children out of this association, while making the application or coming to Canada.
The condition is not applied to those who have evidences of being abuse or neglected. And the rule is also not applied to those whose spouses have died in the country.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenny says, “Sometimes the sponsor in Canada is being duped and sometimes the marriage is a commercial transaction.”
Need of the rule
Immigration Minister informs that a condition of staying together for at least two years will control the rate of marriage fraud and will also control the violence’s happening post marriage, after the sponsored spouse is brought to this country.
The new rule will be followed with immediate effect as there is a need of controlling and diminishing the number of marriage frauds happening on the land of this country.
A 50 year old Russian married an 80 year old Citizen only to get entry here. After she came here and received “permanent residency status” she dumped the man and now she is living a happy life without paying taxes. 80 year old man not only lost the relationship but also has lost a huge amount of money in sponsoring this Russian lady.
Experts have expressed a “welcome approach” to this new rule as they strongly feel that growing number of fraud cases can be dealt only with implementation of such strong restrictions which will put the fraudsters on the task. Such rules will be proven to be effective if implemented and followed with precision.