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Toronto immigration lawyer Lloyd Ament tells Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Legal Feeds Blog that Citizenship and Immigration Canada is attemtping to crack down on fake immigration marriages with new laws.
Ament’s comments arise in a story revealing the RCMP has laid charges against 39 people in Project Conjugal that targeted an alleged immigration marriage scam.
Ament, a partner with Basmen Smith LLP says, “There is a new regulation introduced in March whereby someone who has been sponsored can’t sponsor another spouse for five years. I think that’s a pretty good way of stopping this stuff depending on what was the motive. If it was to bring in another spouse that would cover it,” says Ament, certified specialist citizenship & immigration law. Read Legal Feeds Post