Citizenship Revocation recent update

Citizenship revocation changes On February 5, 2018, the Canadian government changed the citizenship revocation process to add more accountability to those facing the revocation of their Canadian citizenship.  This marks a turning point as compared to the previous decision-making regime which was introduced in 2015 by the previous Conservative government.  Under the 2015 changes, only the Minister, and not the Federal Court was given authority to remove citizenship in cases of noncompliance such as lying about physical presence in Canada, concealing criminal activity, and faking identity.  With the recent change, people facing such allegations have the choice of having their matter disposed of by the Minister’s immigration department, or having their matter disposed of at the Federal Court. Similarly, the revocation process now includes a further stage where an immigration officer can review arguments against proceeding with revocation before the matter is…

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