Refugee lawyers say bill would create conditional permanent residence

[ Embassy ] - [ Feb 22, 2012 18:18:41 GMT ]

An immigration bill introduced last week in Parliament opens the door for refugees resettled in Canada to have their permanent residence status stripped of them and for them to be deported, even years after their arrival, say refugee lawyers. The government says there's nothing new happening; it's just streamlining a current two-part process into one step. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney tabled Bill C-31 in the House on Feb. 16. The bill—which encompasses another bill on human smuggling, and new biometrics measures—is meant to speed up the refugee system to send fraudulent claimants packing quicker. [ full story ]

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