Foreign Nationals arrested for immigration violations



    BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY, ON, April 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border
Services Agency (CBSA) and the South Simcoe Police Service announced today the
arrest of over 70 individuals, who are alleged to be in violation of the
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), following a search on a number
of residences and three businesses in the town of Bradford West Gwillimbury. A
criminal warrant was also executed by the CBSA's Criminal Investigations
Division.
    A three-month investigation was conducted by the CBSA with the assistance
of the South Simcoe Police Service into allegations of IRPA violations.
    The Government of Canada continues to take these issues very seriously
and remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of our communities.
Foreign nationals who wish to live and work in Canada must do so according to
Canadian laws.
    Persons found in violation of the provisions of the Immigration and
Refugee Protection Act may be deemed inadmissible to Canada and may be
deported from Canada.
    As the investigation unfolds, the CBSA and South Simcoe Police Service
will provide additional information.

    Border Watch Surveillance

    If you have information about suspicious cross border activity, please
contact: 1-888-502-9060




For further information:

For further information: Patrizia Giolti, Communications Manager, Canada
Border Services Agency, (905) 803-5218; Staff Sergeant Lisa Hunt, Media
Relations Officer, South Simcoe Police Service, (905) 775-3311, (705) 436-2141
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