Federal auditor general Sylvain Ricard recently probed whether all three government agencies involved in refugee determinations have been consistently processing asylum claims in an efficient and timely manner. The audit found Canada’s refugee system has a backlog of asylum claims that is worse now than ever before.
Richmond man Xun “Sunny” Wang appears Wednesday in provincial court in Vancouver after pleading guilty in July to eight charges, including counts of fraud and making false Chinese passports. He also pleaded guilty to failing to report $2,722,305 of taxable income from the 2007 to 2012 tax years, and evading payment of $730,837 of federal income tax.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) alleged that roughly 165 of Wang’s clients were involved in a “significant immigration fraud — creating the fictitious appearance of Canadian residency to maintain permanent-resident status and obtain Canadian citizenship.”