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Conservative MP ans Immigration & Citizenship parliamentary secretary visits West Island

posted Mar 2, 2011, 9:53 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 2, 2011, 9:55 AM ]

St. Catharines MP Richard Dykstra lends hand to Pierrefonds-Dollard candidate

By Kevin Woodhouse

He also spoke about recent changes to Canada’s immigration reforms that will ultimately enable immigrants seeking refugee status to get through the process faster. “Status could be granted faster and the government can save money as it can cost up to $40,000 per applicant if they are denied and seek appeal which can take 10 to 11 years,” Dykstra said.

Citing a recent study from Mexican residents seeking asylum in Canada, of the 9,600 applicants, only 600 ended up getting approval. The government will also institute a new regulatory body possessing a “framework with teeth for fraudulent abusers of the system. Licenses will be required for anyone wishing to work in immigration services.”

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