Canadian Immigration Sued For 'Immoral' Termination Of Visa Applications

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Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. Kenney is being sued over his decision to clear an immigration backlog by terminating the applications of thousands of people. (Canadian Press photo) | CP

A class action against the Canadian government opened in Ottawa last week. Lawyers for 1,000 people who had applied to emigrate to Canada under the Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program are suing Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney after their applications were terminated in June 2012. Some of those affected had been awaiting a decision on their applications for permanent resident status for eight years.

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