Chinese Man to be Removed from Canadian Citizenship Over Marriage Fraud

The federal government of Canada will revoke the Canadian citizenship of a Chinese man who is accused of getting the status through an arranged marriage. Yan Yang's Canadian citizenship which he obtained in 2010 has been alleged to be a product of bogus marriage, and the government of the country has requested a declaration to the effect from the Federal Court of Canada. The Chinese man who entered Canada via a student visa entered into a marriage of convenience with Lisa Marie Mills, his former spouse, in 2004. He after that got permanent resident status in 2006 through spousal sponsorship which made it possible for him to get citizenship after four years according to a statement released by the citizenship minister. This step by the government of Canada is a relatively rare one as figures released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada show only 17 people were stripped of Canadian citizenship between 1 April 2017 and 7 May 2019.   Strained relations between Canada and China   Late 2018, the chief financial officer of Huawei, Chinese technology giant, was arrested in Vancouver as requested by US authorities, a move which left China very angry. This is believed to have sparked retaliation moves in China with the arrests of two Canadians accused of trying to steal state secrets given as examples. In the heat of this comes Ya Yang He's case. He is said to be one of the beneficiaries of Wei Ren's marriage arrangements between Chinese and Canadians in order to get permanent residence in Canada according to the investigation by Canada Border Services Agency. In 2011, He's ex-wife confessed to the border agency that their marriage was arranged from which she received a total of $5,000. She said they never lived together against claims by He. Government of Canada gives He the opportunity of filing his own submission with the court but has not done so according to latest updates. Stay in touch and get alerts & emails directly in your inbox by subscribing to Visa Crimes Check here for our latest immigration updates, local immigration activities, emerging trends, visa news updates for Australia, Canada, US, UK, Germany and more.

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