View Full Version : Ottawa Targets 1,800 in Citizenship Crackdown

Thursday, July 21st, 2011, 05:08 AM
Ottawa intends to revoke the citizenship of 1,800 people it believes obtained their status through fraudulent means, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says.

The decision to revoke citizenship is rare, and a large-scale crackdown such as this one appears to be unprecedented. Fewer than 70 citizenships have ever been revoked since the Citizenship Act was passed in 1947.

The people were identified through investigations conducted across the country by police and the Citizenship and Immigration Department. People identified by the investigations will receive letters informing them of the government's decision.

Thursday, July 21st, 2011, 05:15 AM
Well this is great news. I hope it is
Mostly people from Somalia and the middle who they are targeting! They always try to fraud the system and get into Canada with false marriages and papers.