Likely people becoming citizens who are not eligible , Auditor General

The Auditor General of Canada had a new report on becoming a Canadian Citizen. Well, it’s not good. Here is an excerpt that should amaze you.

‘Detecting and preventing fraud

Overall, we found that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada was not adequately detecting and preventing fraud in the Citizenship Program. The Department did not have a systematic method of identifying and documenting fraud risks in the Citizenship Program and did not verify that the measures it implemented to detect and prevent fraud were working as intended. We found that some important controls designed to help citizenship officers identify and act on fraud risks were not consistently applied. We also found that the Department was not reliably receiving from its partners—the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canada Border Services Agency—important information on criminal charges and potential residency fraud that citizenship officers need to make informed decisions about granting citizenship.

These findings are important because failing to carry out essential steps, such as obtaining necessary information and conducting adequate analysis, creates gaps in the process that make it easier for people to obtain citizenship when they may not be eligible. Since revoking citizenship after it has been granted is costly, while the cost to grant it is far less, it is important to ensure that only eligible applicants receive it in the first place.’


2 thoughts on “Likely people becoming citizens who are not eligible , Auditor General

  1. I received an interesting email this morning regarding a U.S. law that is already on the books called the McCarran-Walter Act (1952). I wonder if such an act exists in Canada.

    “Trump was recently severely criticized for suggesting that the U.S. should limit or temporarily suspend the immigration of certain ethnic groups, nationalities, and even people of certain religions (Muslims). The criticisms condemned such a suggestion as, among other things, being “Un-American,” dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous and racist. Congressmen and Senators swore that they would never allow such legislation, and the president called such a prohibition on immigration unconstitutional.

    As Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, Surprise !!!” It seems that the selective immigration ban is already law and has been applied on several occasions. Known as the McCarran-Walter Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 allows for the “Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president. Whenever the president finds that the entry of aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

    The act was utilized by Jimmy Carter, no less, in 1979 to keep Iranians out of the United States, but he actually did more. He made all Iranian students already here check in, and then he deported a bunch. Seven thousand were found in violation of their visas, 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the United States in 1979.
    It is of note that the act requires that an applicant for immigration must be of good moral character and “attached to the principles of the Constitution.”
    Since the Quran forbids Muslims to swear allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, technically, all Muslims should be refused immigration.”


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