Polygamy rules clarified to Canada immigration officials
Canada, 8th December: The Canadian government has issued clarifications to the officials of Canada immigration department about the polygamy rules saying Canada does not allow any immigrant to practice polygamy in the nation.
The government stated that Canada immigration department must not allow anyone to immigrate to Canada who intends to practice polygamy after coming here.
As per a draft document by CIC’s(Citizenship and Immigration Canada) national headquarters, any newcomer having plans for polygamy will be denied entry into the nation.
If any applicant for Canada visa has either practiced polygamy in the past years while his stay in Canada or states or provides any cause making the immigration official believe that the concerned applicant will be practicing polygamy in Canada, then such applicant needs to be denied entry into Canada, the document clarifies.
The document describes different scenarios that might be faced by Canada immigration officials and also provides solutions for handling them.
For example, if second or third spouse of a man in Canada tries to immigrate to Canada on a Canada student visa, then the concerned person will be inadmissible in Canada.
The reminder has been issued by the Canadian government after the information in the documents submitted to the QMI agency revealed that several officers in Morocco and Saudi Arabia outposts were finding it difficult to deal with the issues of polygamy when accepting applications for Canada visas.
The reminder by the federal government is part of the efforts for clarifying laws about polygamy, stated Alykhan Velshi, an official representative of Jason Kenney, the Canada immigration minister.
The representative maintained that the Canada immigration officials had been asked by the immigration minister to see whether there are any loopholes in the system and if they do exist, then they should be closed.
The officials of the immigration department are quite vigilant, Velshi added while quoting the released e-mail.
The courts in Canada are facing the issue of polygamy. The courts have been instructed by the BC (British Columbia) government to ban polygamy in Canada.
Polygamy cases have been raking up in several immigrant Muslim communities in Canada in the past few years apart from the Mormon sect that has been practicing polygamy in BC.