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Canadian Immigration officers abroad will be anonymous

posted Apr 21, 2012, 10:34 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 21, 2012, 10:34 PM ]
By Tom Godfrey ,Toronto Sun
First posted: Monday, April 16, 2012 08:23 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012 08:27 PM EDT

Canadian visa officers who handle immigration cases abroad won’t have their names released on government documents because of threats and fears of possible corruption, officials say.

Federal immigration officials said a “threat and risk assessment” was conducted against officers abroad by the department’s corporate security directorate which called for the names of the diplomats to be removed from official documents.

Officials said the study was conducted “as a result of a number of incidents that have taken place in the international context.”

Security officials are concerned Canadian visa officers can be targeted or become subject of corruption attempts for issuing negative decisions.

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