www.immigrantscanada.comRefugees In Canada Dept:
Your editorial wrongly claims that Bill C-31, Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act, includes a new power that allows the minister of citizenship and immigration to revoke permanent-resident status from refugees in Canada, according to Montreal Gazette. The authority of the independent IRB to revoke the status of fraudulent refugees is not a new power. The current Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which came into effect in 2002 and before that, immigration legislation dating back to 1989 , has always included this authority, and for good reason. " Re: "Welcome to Canada - unless we change our mind" Editorial, March 1 . This is completely false. As is the case under the current refugee system, only the independent and quasijudicial Immigration and Refugee Board can decide to revoke refugee status and permanent residency, not the minister. Revocation is decided by the IRB on a case-by-case basis, and mainly in cases in which refugee status was fraudulently obtained or is no longer justified. (www.immigrantscanada.com).
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