MONTRÉAL, May 10, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that two men, acting as immigration consultants, were summoned to appear in court. Rajinder Singh and Resham Singh are facing three (3) charges under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and two (2) charges under the Criminal Code.
Rajinder Singh was arrested and appeared this morning at the Montréal court house, and Resham Singh received a summons to appear on June 9, 2016, at the Montréal court house.
Rajinder Singh and Resham Singh are accused of counselling persons to misrepresent information in their immigration applications and refugee protection claims, as well as forging and using counterfeit documents. They are also accused of having acted as immigration representatives in return for compensation, when in fact they were not authorized.
"The CBSA conducts investigations and prosecutes immigration offenders with the full force of the law. Immigration frauds are criminal acts. Do not be a victim of fraud. Dishonest consultants can take advantage of people who want to come to Canada, and they represent a serious threat to the integrity of Canada's immigration system. This is why the CBSA acts to prosecute those responsible in the courts."
Benoît Chiquette, Regional Director General, Quebec Region, CBSA
SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency
For further information: Media Relations, Quebec Region, Canada Border Services Agency, 514-350-6130