Canada tightening vigil of bogus marriages for immigration
Canada has its tight, revised laws ready for immigrants. Though this new law has had many positive reactions, some people are still disappointed.
It is astonishing to know and find out what ends people will go to in order to benefit themselves. After a striking and admittedly shocking feature on friends with benefits, one should also know about the raging trade of marriage of benefits. Ever hear the term ‘marriage fraud’? Let us see how Canada has fought some of it.
A Marriage for Immigration
Everybody who reads the news has read about Minister Jason Kennedy being successful earlier in 2012. The USP of his protest and successful camp was the very subject that we are discussing today.
There have been various instances where people have used people based in Canada to successfully get a green card and then never seeing them again. Moreover, such an exchange usually takes place for some monetary benefits or the other.
Some surveys have also pointed out that this means of marriage for immigration is a very popular trend amongst Asians. This is of course quite an established fact, as the office of Immigration to Canada in Hong Kong has known to decline up to 50% of filings, which are pointed toward immigration to Canada.
Cases and Instances
One particular case has to be pointed out as well. India is known to be a country, which holds its marriage values, laws and traditions ever so dear. However, the trend of fraud marriages for immigration has also permeated through the holy institution of marriage for and by Indians.
Take for example, Ashpreet Badwal. She met her lover, an Indian in a popular social networking site and they courted for a year or so before tying the knot. Ms. Badwal then got married in India, but it was sometime before her husband was allowedpermanent residence in Canada. What took her several thousands of dollars and sometime before the guy could come, it all ended when he showed up in Canada, but never showed him her face again.
Such cases and many instances that are more impertinent have driven the country’s ministers and legal bodies to review the existing system again, making the laws tighter and harder for just anybody to come and settle, while hurting someone else for their own selfish ends.
The verdict has been published and states that one cannot invite or hope to sponsor another person’s immigration until five years have lapsed, after the person in Canada has been granted permission to be a permanent residence.