Illegal immigration is a huge concern to countries like Canada. This because there is a desire among the people of the third world countries to settle down in developed nations like the United States of America and Canada. Canada is one place where illegal immigration is witnessed. Illegal immigration is shocking because almost everyone today is subjected to terrorism and the advent of illegal immigration might trigger terrorist attacks.
There are officials on the border to curb illegal immigration yet there is significant and noticeable illegal immigration to places like Canada. With all these threats, Canada does a brilliant job currently in safeguarding people from people who immigrate into Canada illegally.
Being a concerned citizen of Canada you can report to the authorities about the noticeable illegal immigration in your locality. Before reporting, you need to know certain details for your safety. Firstly, find out every detail about the illegal immigrant silently. Since you are around the person, try to find out his whereabouts and try finding out if he is actually an illegal immigrant. Sign up with a national group which would assist you with what you are doing and will support you and take in further action. You need to volunteer and sign up for email alerts. It involves a lot of time and also some amount of money that will be required to fight the illegal immigration problems. Once you sign in with the groups, the groups will guide you by telling what the most suitable thing is, for you to do.
After you are extremely sure about the existence of an illegal immigrant in your neighborhood, you are expected to report the same to the immigration authorities. This reporting should be extremely confidential. If random people find out they might help the illegal immigrant and safeguard them by giving untrue but satisfactory explanations. Therefore you should not propagate about the stay of the illegal immigrant. See, you should have the following before you can report to the immigration office or the homeland security about an illegal immigrant:
- You should have a direct proof about the illegal immigrant. You should have either seen illegal activities or should have heard from a very valid source about the illegal activity. Only then you are entitled to carry the case forward.
- After you have proper evidence, you try and collect all the information you can about the illegal immigrant to file in the report. Information like the name of the immigrant, address, phone number of the employer, car details and illegal activity performed etc. These help the homeland security to analyze the issue and determine an appropriate deporting program.
- Photos of the illegal immigrant’s activities will help a huge way. They are physical and practical evidence a concerned citizen can gather. It helps the homeland to judge the person
There are certain rules and regulations framed by the Canada immigration authority and the Homeland security. To secure the living of every single individual in the country, they have these guidelines which a person must follow before he immigrates to Canada. He has to have an appropriate passport and a valid visa. In case he is immigrating to work, he needs to have a work permit and should assure the authorities that he will head back as the work permit gets expired.
It is illegal to provide a house to a person who has illegally immigrated to Canada. It is treated as crime. Before giving the house to an immigrant the owner has to check all travel documents and if required he should seek for a letter from the employer. Also he should check references with various other people associated with him. The references may be located in their home country. Basically, the owner of the house should be extremely careful before selling or renting out his house to the immigrant as he may fall into a huge problem if the immigrant is an illegal immigrant.
Any company in Canada is not allowed to employ any illegal immigrant. In case an immigrant is employed in a company when he had a valid work permit and valid travel documents and recently his work permit or any travel document expires. He is deported from Canada and is sent back to his home country.
Often, immigrants who immigrate to Canada illegally or any other country for that matter, forge travel documents. Forging as it is, is a malpractice in any form of organization or an institution or any other part of the commercial and legal world. In that case it is not to be taken lightly when an immigrant has forged travel documents. This act of his qualifies him as an illegal immigrant and is immediately deported from Canada.
An immigrant to Canada must not possess any form of criminal record in his home country or any other country. He might be taken into custody as he possesses threat to the society. Generally these kinds of applicants who have a criminal record are awarded visas only after a hell lot of deliberations. It is also found out that most of the illegal immigrants are subjected to some form of criminal record which brings in the need for manipulation and malpractices carried by these immigrants.
Most of the people go to places as immigrants with a reason of illness. The technology in Canada is advanced when compared to that of the third world countries. This builds in the necessity for people to immigrate to Canada for treatment of different curable and non-curable diseases. Whatever be the issue, a person is not entitled to enter within the borders of Canada without valid documents. It is often found that people come in for treatment and settle down nicely. Canada home security does not allow any such activity. If a person is found to be exposed to such whereabouts, he will immediately be deported.
The immigrants, who arrive to Canada, are entitled for a medical check-up. People will be checked for infectious diseases. In case they are found to be carriers of infectious diseases, they will be barred from entering Canada. They will be put back on a flight or whatever form of transport, and will be sent to their homeland.
There are few people who probably would have been deported before. If they try to get back to Canada, they probably would not be allowed for readmission. The home security in Canada is extremely strict and will try eliminating people from immigrating to Canada. This is the reason which allows them not to admit any person who has been deported from Canada earlier.
Illegal immigration has unsaid impact on the crime rate in the country. Similarly, there are a lot of unwanted activities that take place when there is illegal immigration. A very commonly faced fact is racism. It might be the citizens who hook themselves to racism or might be the illegal immigrant as well. In order to curb this, the government takes stiff steps when it comes to illegal immigration. Child molestation is another problem that the country faces when there is illegal immigration. Drug trafficking, hit and run cases, rapes, gang rapes, increased theft and other forms of crime are witnessed constantly. This ruins the national peace and degrades the quality of life in that particular place.
When it comes to the America and Canada, Canada has regulated its illegal immigration problem by the framing policies that do not attract foreign settlement in the country. America witnesses a lot of people coming from different countries because the availability of jobs and the survival in America is easier when compare to Canada. In Canada the government controls the illegal immigration by cutting of the roots of the problem. The root which is talked about here is the availability of jobs and a place for living. In Canada it is difficult to find a job unless you get transferred. The next is the living. It takes a lot of effort for an immigrant to find a place in Canada for living. It is best to eradicate the root cause of a problem and Canada is doing just the same.
If you are wondering how the government comes across illegal immigration, the answer is that the residents of Canada can call the cops whenever they find a person to be an illegal immigrant. In 2010, Canada witnessed a rise in the illegal immigration problem. They received a lot of calls from the locals who stayed on the border of Canada. There were regular patrolling taking place. It was found that the illegal immigrants used to cross the border in the nights and take in the status of refugees. In Canada, even refugees need to have appropriate travel document only then will they be given some advantages from the government. Otherwise they will be treated as an illegal immigrant.
In 2003 a report suggested that the number of illegal immigrants who stayed in Canada hit to figures that count anything between 100000 to 200000. Most of the illegal immigrants held an expired visa or entered Canada with improper documents. The government could detect a few but it was found that there were several other illegal immigrants who continued living in Canada and contributed to the Canadian economy. It was also told that the immigration policy formed by the United States of America curbed the number of illegal immigrants to America and more over increased or rather transferred the number of illegal immigrants to Canada.
There is a way to find out who is an illegal immigrant in Canada. Every person in Canada is given a social insurance number. This number determines if the person is a citizen or not. If the person’s number is starting from the number nine then it infers that the person is not a citizen of Canada. Hence forth, to find if he is an illegal immigrant the authority has to check the date of expiry of his visa. If the number is still valid then the person is a legal immigrant otherwise he is said to be an illegal immigrant.
Like mentioned earlier, the rate of illegal immigration to Canada is way lesser than that in Canada. There is a very simple logic behind it. A person can enter Canada by the following three ways. First way to enter Canada is as a refugee. Second means is to have proper documents and required permission and enter Canada which in other words is legal immigration and the final one goes without saying and is illegal immigration where people enter without apt documents or just stay in Canada even after their visa gets expired. The third category is damn less because of the liberal immigration and refugee entries to Canada. Canada has one of the most liberal immigration facilities so there is no need for a person to smuggle himself into Canada. Doing that would seem to be ridiculous and of no use.
Also if a person is found to be an illegal immigrant, he is given an option to obtain a permanent immigrant status. The government of Canada enables legalization of undocumented immigrants to obtain the permanent resident visa. The following process is done by granting amnesty to such people. All this is done only if the person deserves amnesty. All the details about the illegal immigrant are verified thoroughly before granting pardon. The government does that just to ensure what they are doing is right and safe for the other citizens. If the person is found to have his name somewhere in the criminal records for even a small issue he might as well be deported from Canada. This again is done for the best and also keeping in mind that immigration to Canada is not that difficult due to its liberal immigration policies, the decision to deport a person would have been taken place after a lot of deliberations and would surely be the best decision possibly made for the benefit of the country’s people and their safety. It is better to enter a country with proper documents any day, instead of standing with an embarrassment of being deported.