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    Posted: Jul/20/2011 at 2:11pm
Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has confirmed that as many as 1,800 new Canadians could be stripped of their citizenship, obtained fraudulently.
“We are in the process of notifying them that we will be revoking their citizenship because Canadian citizenship is not for sale,” Kenney told the Economic Club of Canada where he delivered a keynote speech this morning.
He said some of the individuals are believed to have used “unscrupulous” immigration consultants who submitted fraudulent applications on behalf of people who did not meet the qualifications for citizenship.

The 1,800 were identified following a three-year investigation by the RCMP, other police forces and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
“By the way, we are not done with our investigation” Kenney said, noting that many of the accused live outside the country, reported.
They can challenge the decision in Federal Court. If not, Cabinet will move to revoke their citizenship.

Citizenship revocation is relatively uncommon in Canada with only 63 people being stripped of their citizenship since 1977, Kenney said.
Most were for reasons related to residence fraud, criminality and false identity, or concealing their involvement in war crimes.

The minister also announced that Canada will soon be introducing multi-year visas for low-risk visitors from around the world that will last 10 years.

Edited by EMaggio1 - Jul/20/2011 at 2:11pm
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