Can you imagine such an effort here in the US? I can’t. But, I guess they have had enough of asylum abuse north of the border.
From the National Post:
The government wants more money to crack down on so-called bogus refugees and others who may be inadmissible to Canada on security grounds, according to supplementary spending estimates tabled in the House of Commons Thursday.
The Canada Border Services Agency and Justice Canada have asked for an additional $4.5 million to “support further investigations of refugee claims and legal proceedings” aimed at revoking the status of or removing individuals who’ve either already returned to their country of origin, are no longer deemed in need of asylum or have fraudulently obtained refugee status.
The funding is meant to “deter abuse of Canada’s refugee protection system.”
A number of other government departments are seeking a total of nearly $23-million to deal with permanent residents and foreign nationals who may be inadmissible on security grounds.
“Canadians have told us clearly that they want us to take action on this abuse — and our Government has listened.”
The additional costs are due in large part to Bill C-31, the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, adopted in June. The legislation aims to deport so-called “bogus” refugees quicker and cracks down on human-smugglers, those who arrive in Canada en masse or hail from countries that are deemed “safe,” non producers of refugees.
Canada has a most-wanted list for immigrant fraudsters and criminals!
Besides C-31, the government has also made a concerted effort over the last year to strip thousands of newcomers of their citizenship or permanent residency status due to fraud.
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has also been cracking down on removing foreign criminals on the Canada Border Service Agency’s “most wanted” list.