Canada Does It, Why Don’t We?

Canada’s Calgary Herald reported on December 9 that the government was “…set to crack down on 4,700 more people believed to have obtained citizenship or permanent resident status illegally.” This action follows by 6 months a revocation of citizenship or legal residence for 1,800 aliens who had also obtained legal status through fraud.

Hardly a week goes by without reading in the U.S. press about some fraud scheme by which aliens have gained legal status. These cases lead to the prosecution of the persons who enabled the fraud – often immigration lawyers. But, when was the last time you read about the U.S. government revoking citizenship or legal status and deporting the cheats? Perhaps DHS does apply the law to the beneficiaries of immigration fraud and just doesn’t publicize the fact so as not to upset the illegal alien population. We will ask and see what they say.

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Jack, who joined FAIR’s National Board of Advisors in 2017, is a retired U.S. diplomat with consular experience. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform and has authored studies of immigration issues. His national and international print, TV, and talk radio experience is extensive (including in Spanish).

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