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Toronto Star Reports On Government Efforts Against Marriage Fraud

The Toronto Star, the most widely circulated newspaper in Canada, published a story on Wednesday that describes the marriage sponsorship fraud that authorities are clamping down on and some of the obstacles the anti-abuse measures are imposing on Canadians seeking … Continue reading

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National Post Reports Increase in Citizenship Crackdown

A new story in the National Post, one of Canada’s largest national newspapers, reportsĀ an expansion in the crackdown on citizenship fraud: Normally, Ottawa revokes citizenship from only a handful of Canadians a year. Since 1947, it has happened fewer than … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Department Enacts New Marriage Sponsorship Rules

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) introduced new spousal immigration sponsorship regulations today to reduce the incidence of marriage fraud. The new rules require sponsored spouses who have no children with their sponsor to be in a live-in relationship with their … Continue reading

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Russian Bride Ditches Canadian Pensioner, Collects $25K in Welfare On His Dime

An elderly Russian woman left her Canadian husband and subsequently collected nearly $25,000 in social assistance payments that have been charged to the 82 year pensioner who sponsored her immigration to Canada, said the Canadian man affected. In an interview … Continue reading

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Immigration Minister Announces 3,100 Having Citizenship Revoked, 11,000 Under Investigation

The investigation into citizenship and permanent residence fraud has expanded to nearly 11,000 people, and federal immigration authorities are in the process of revoking the citizenship of 3,100 individuals, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and Public Safety Minister Vic … Continue reading

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Immigration Minister to Make Announcement About 2,900 People Under Investigation for Citizenship Fraud

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is scheduled to speak to the press tomorrow and is expected to announce that 2,900 people will be stripped of their Canadian citizenship for providing fake proof of residency. Most of the individuals under … Continue reading

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Charges Laid in Marriage Immigration Scam Involving More Than 600 People

The RCMP laid charges against 39 people on Tuesday for their part in a marriage scam involving Canadian women marrying North African men and sponsoring them for Canadian permanent residency, in exchange for money. The RCMP investigation has so far … Continue reading

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