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Defence Lawyer: Project Interpretation and Michael Kong

defence lawyer: Kong faces seven charges of violating the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act covering 34 migrants, including several children, from China in 2015 after a Canadian Border Services Agency investigation called Project Interpretation, according to CTV. All had travelled to the U.S.A. on visas issued in China by the U.S. consulate, wrote B.C. Supreme Court Justice Kent in a judgment related to the case. Michael Kong, 62, wore a red jumpsuit and glasses as he sat in the dock, listening patiently to a federal prosecutor and his defence lawyer discuss the case, which may head to trial at the end of the month. Mr. Kong's adult son is also charged with two counts for allegedly assisting one or more people to enter Canada without a visa and failing to appear for examination upon entry. Kong is alleged to have assisted them at various times in 'jumping the border' from the U.S. into British Columbia, and thereafter travelling to the Toronto area where they filed refugee protection claims at the Etobicoke office of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada, the judge wrote. ( As reported in the news.