Recently expose fraudulent citizenship scam is posing threatening situations for the country. It has been estimated that as much of 6500 immigrants belonging to more 100 countries are suspected to be involved in getting their citizenship through illegal means.
Biggest Citizenship scam:
Shocking for the authorities this is supposed to be the biggest citizenship scam turned up in the history of country, before this crackdown only 67 citizenships were suspected on the same grounds. The Immigration minister, Jason Kenney was moved by such discovery, that Canadian citizenship is by no means for any sale and it is that the no doubt Canadian government believes in gentility and welcomes immigrants from all over the world but will definitely not take things easily with those who do not respect countries rules and regulations and try to achieve citizenship through wrong means.
With the uplifting of such a fact, the government authorities are ready to move with some strict actions to confiscate fraudulent citizenship. Announcement of such a crackdown is supposed to follow by the deep and proper investigation for the suspected immigrants by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration. The authorities have also encouraged citizens to help authorities finding out the fraudulent citizens and chuck them out of country.
The authorities have straightaway ordered to strip of 2,100 immigrants citizenships, confirmed they got it through illegal means. 4,400 of others having permanent residency will be covered under serious investigation to clarify the charges.
Even the consultants found guilty of helping immigrants to get permanent residencies and citizenships have been arrested.
Those consultants as well as the citizens found guilty have to pay for their deeds. According to the sources the government is will now be levying penalties in shape of fines and imprisonment for the consultants who had played with country’s rules and regulations.
Rules to get Citizenship:
To get a citizenship the immigrant must be living in the country since three years from a total of four year time lag and also they should be living in Canada for at least two years from five years to continue with their residency status.
The immigration attorneys seem to be very supportive towards the authority’s decision and are also praising the steps taken by them to stop such practices. They feel it is positive signal to restore country’s immigration policies.