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Canada to revoke citizenship from 3,100 people

Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2012/09/11 20:39:38

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has begun revoking
citizenship from
3,100 people that the government said obtained it fraudulently, the country's
immigration
minister
said Monday.


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


Permanent residents must reside in Canada
for three out of four consecutive years before applying for Canadian citizenship. To
retain their status as permanent residents, they must live in
Canada for two out of five years, with rare exceptions.


Criminal investigations by the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police
and the Canadian Border Services Agency have found that a family
of five could pay over $25,000 over four or more years to create the illusion of
Canadian residence.


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


"Canadian citizenship is not for sale,"
Kenney said during a news conference Monday. "We will not stand idly by and
allow people to lie and cheat their way into Canadian citizenship."

Kenney has said that Canada's per-capita
immigration rate
remains one of the highest in the world, with the country welcoming 248,660
permanent residents in 2011. An average of about 250,000 immigrants has been
admitted to Canada annually since 2006, which the immigration department calls
the highest sustained level of immigration in Canadian history.

The minister said a crack-down on
immigration fraud started three years ago, with nearly 11,000 individuals
potentially implicated in lying to apply for citizenship or maintain permanent
resident status.


He said federal agencies have so far
removed or denied admittance to more than 600 former permanent residents linked
to the investigations.
Kenney also said he is planning to
introduce amendments to the Citizenship Act that would require immigration
consultants to be members of a regulatory body, which he said may help crack
down on crooked consultants.


The US should take a hint........and perhaps follow in Canada's footsteps!

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  • robinswebnest 2012/09/11 23:34:42
    robinswebnest
    +3
    Too bad American citizenship IS for sale....for the price of voting for a socialist dictator wanabe, obama, he will not only give you a pass for being a criminal, he will give you money for food, housing, healthcare and education....all for FREE. ooooppppsss Not really free, you see, AMERICANS pay for it.

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  • BILL 2012/09/12 19:47:17
    BILL
    +1
    No Problem just send them to America, Hell OHBOBO will even send them transportation and spending money, and have their Welfare Applications all ready, no problem
    wel
  • Yo'Adri... BILL 2012/09/12 19:48:13
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    at least they are attempting to fix their problem.!
  • BILL Yo'Adri... 2012/09/14 21:38:45
    BILL
    +2
    Yes they are attempting to fix their problem, while our government Blocks every attempt at fixing OURS or are you so blind that you haven't noticed
  • Yo'Adri... BILL 2012/09/14 23:16:01
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    AIn't that the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The whole world can see what is happening......except the LIBTURDS, and their allies, the Mainstream Lamestream Media.!
  • robinswebnest 2012/09/11 23:34:42
    robinswebnest
    +3
    Too bad American citizenship IS for sale....for the price of voting for a socialist dictator wanabe, obama, he will not only give you a pass for being a criminal, he will give you money for food, housing, healthcare and education....all for FREE. ooooppppsss Not really free, you see, AMERICANS pay for it.
  • Yo'Adri... robinsw... 2012/09/12 19:50:18 (edited)
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    Ya know robin................SERIOUSL... the most intelligent thing I have heard all week.! thank you!
  • robinsw... Yo'Adri... 2012/09/13 04:15:23
    robinswebnest
    +2
    Thanks, I just wish it wasn't true....We still have a chance to get rid of him....so vote NOBAMA 2012
  • Yo'Adri... robinsw... 2012/09/14 23:17:04
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    I know....Don't you hate it when you are DEAD ON....and it still doesn't feel good!
    VOTE NO-BAMA in NOV!
  • robinsw... Yo'Adri... 2012/09/14 23:51:56
    robinswebnest
    +1
    Yes, I do....and now that some of what I was fearing was going to happen....is happening.....I expect a nation wide state of emergency to be called sometime next week and sometime in October or late September......the sob will declare marshall law....that is the only way he will win the election....if there isn't one.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/09/11 23:13:37
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +3
    That is good. I now that fraud was happening here as well. I had people coming to me asking me to swear they were here for 5 or more years during the amnesty here. I refused even though I like the people I was not going to lie for them so they just got others to lie for them.
  • les_gvt 2012/09/11 22:29:10
    les_gvt
    +2
    Canada is looking better by the day
  • Red Branch 2012/09/11 21:33:11
    Red Branch
    +2
    It is about time. Since we have more people and less space than Canada, we need about 10 million fraudulent citizens removed. That does not included the 30 million plus illegal aliens that need to be deproted.

    When that is done, we can look for more illegals and frauds.
  • Yo'Adri... Red Branch 2012/09/11 23:28:15 (edited)
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    rock

    YOU ROCK!~
  • Red Branch Yo'Adri... 2012/09/11 23:29:26
    Red Branch
    +1
    Yo' You Rock.
  • Yo'Adri... Red Branch 2012/09/14 23:18:25
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    Their 3100 wouldn't even make a dent in our PILE.....but it is a start for them......I say YEAHH!
  • Red Branch Yo'Adri... 2012/09/15 01:14:58
    Red Branch
    Exactly,
  • Doc Freeman BTO-T-TB~pwcmjla~ 2012/09/11 21:26:57
    Doc Freeman BTO-T-TB~pwcmjla~
    +3
    Just wish our government would up hold the immigration laws instead of inviting anyone to just come into the country any way they can get here legal or not.
  • Yo'Adri... Doc Fre... 2012/09/11 23:29:04
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +1
    It will be the DEMISE of the USA
  • Red Branch Yo'Adri... 2012/09/15 01:15:13
    Red Branch
    I believe that is the reason for it.

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