Canada to revoke ‘fake’ citizenship

Comment on this story


iol news pic Canada Flag

Toronto - The Canadian government says it has begun the process of revoking citizenship from 3,100 people it says obtained it fraudulently.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Monday that in most of these cases, applicants paid a representative to prove they were living in Canada for the period of time required to establish residency when they were, in fact, living abroad.

The government says it is also investigating thousands of others who may have lied to obtain or maintain permanent residency. Kenney says anyone caught commiting fraud will be stripped of citizenship and residence status.

The minister says the actions are the result of a three-year crackdown on immigration fraud.

He says federal agencies have so far removed or denied admittance to more than 600 former permanent residents linked to the investigations. - Sapa-AP


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory