The Immigration, refugees and the Citizenship Minister of Canada, Sean Fraser, bringing relief for the Indian students facing deportation from Canada, said that the international students who are not part of the immigration-related fraud will not going to face deportation.
Minister Frazer said that he has instructed to issue a “temporary resident permit” to international students who came to Canada with an intention for studying and without knowledge of the use of fraudulent documentation.
Minister Sean Frazer said that, “I wanted to clear that the international students who are not found to be part in the fraud will not face deportation. The Immigration Refugee Protection Act offers me discretionary authority which I believe should be exercised in the present context.”
He added that, “Therefore, if the facts of an individual case are clear that an international student came to Canada with a genuine intention for studying, and without knowledge of the use of fraudulent documents, I have provided instructions for the officers for issuing a Temporary Resident Permit to that individual.”
Minister Fraser added that the decision will make sure that the “well-intentioned students as well as graduates” can remain in Canada and they will not placed under a five-year ban from re-entering Canada.
“This will ensure that these well-intentioned students and graduates can remain in Canada, and ensure that they are not subject to the 5-year ban from re-entering Canada that normally follows in cases of misrepresentation. While this process runs its course, preliminary Temporary Resident Permits will be issued if they are required in order to prevent imminent deportation for anyone under review,” Sean Fraser said.
The statement of the Canadian Immigration Minister came following a section of Indian students in Canada have been threatened with deportation for allegedly submitting fraud admission letters and the actual number is much less than the 700 being reported in the media. India has been raising the issue concerning Indian students facing deportation in Canada.