Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said the legislation to attack on corrupt immigration consultants has received final consent Tuesday in the House of Commons. The fresh Act will attack on crooked immigration consultants who weaken the honesty of Canada's immigration system, the minister said. 'In their chase for personal gain, crooked consultants have displayed a needless ignore for our immigration rules and bilked too many populace out of their hard-earned dollars,' said Kenney.
'They are a threat, posing an expensive danger not only to their victims, but also to the honesty and fairness of our immigration system. When criminal consultants give confidence prospective immigrants to deceive the system, it slows down the immigration system for those following the rules,' the minister said.
The fresh Act makes immigration services provided by any unauthorized immigration agent unlawful. 'This includes services offered or perform previous to an application is submitted or a proceeding begins, thus closing a dodge in the current framework. It would also give the minister the power to designate a body to govern immigration consultants and allow the Governor in Council to build regulations to enhance the government's oversight of this body.'
In accordance with Canadian authorities, India-based fake immigration consultants -- who operate in collusion with their Canada-based scam partners -- pose a main challenge to this country's immigration system. Operating out of the purview of law, these fake immigration consultants cheat thousands of potential immigrants each year; deceive them up to $30,000 each.
Such operators are out of control, particularly in Punjab, as migrant families from that state in Canada want to bring their family here by hook or by crook.