Immigration Canada Dragged to Court over Cancellation of Older Federal Investor Petitions
In a crucial development—which is likely to have far reaching consequences–sometime back, a set of federal investor candidates from China submitted a suit in Canadian Federal Court. The petition urges the court to start processing their (plaintiffs’’) files, before settling them inside a particular time-frame. The appeal also favors restrictive orders against the incumbent immigration minister to prevent him from concluding their files before they have been duly finalized productively, and the way it should actually be.
the suit, the concerns of the aspirants behind the court case are dual. First, post they had presented their petitions – between May 2007 & September 2009 – the concerned organization, Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) increased, by 100%, the sum to be duly invested in the country, and the needed net-worth. It afterwards started to process the fresher files at a much quicker pace, as compared to the files which were older. More so, Jason Kenney, the minister, assigned 33% or one-third of the yearly quota to the fresh candidates.
The court case adds that while publically airing his views against, what is called queue-jumping, the Minister has come-up with his own queue-jumping policy of processing, as compared to the complainants and others, who had filed petitions, prior to June 26, 2010 – the way just he (Kenney) did to the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) aspirants.
It continues that the minister will do the same thing to the complainants, which he did to the federal skilled workers, whose files he cancelled, post they had been cooling their heels for anywhere between 4 and 8 years in the line of immigration even as they received steady guarantee that their files would be suitably processed.
On March 29, 2012 the minister snuck their decapitating stipulation into the budget bill, so that the issue fails to get settled on the merits. Then, on June 29, 2012, the Tory majority submissively passed the said bill, shutting the door to the Maple Country on those 280,000 future migrants. As the petitioners in question are not keen to undergo similar fate, they are keen that the Federal Court of Canada prevents Kenney from ending their files, minus having fittingly examined their cases.
Kenney has declared unambiguously that he is not pleased with these 21,868 candidates, who are ready to make an investment of $400,000 each – or a combined total of $8.8 billion dollars. According to reports, during the month of April this year, the Minister observed in Vancouver that the nation’s Immigrant Investor Program does not do real justice to actual value of the Citizenship of Canada.
In a somewhat akin speech delivered in Calgary, during the month of June, Kenney grumbled that a sizeable section of other developed nations provide temporary residency with
an opportunity on the prized permanent residency (PR), at a comparatively higher amount.
During 2013, Kenney recommended making available just 4,300 permits to the business-category aspirants, together with those who are dependants on them. Business-category covers self-employed, federal investors & entrepreneurs. The number of such future migrants in July added up to 95,863 persons. At this rate, it would require at least 22 years to settle all the existing business-category submissions, of which the investor petitions embrace four-fifth or 80% of the grand total.
The court case in question continues that, if one closely places the given numbers against Kenney’s repeated claims that he is working on a speedy system of processing–and his proclivity for bringing acidic changes into the budget bills—it becomes more than apparent that in the budget bill for 2013, he (the immigration minister) would put in a stipulation to terminate the files of every existing investor candidates.
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