OTTAWA, Canada — The Department of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees Canada has reportedly deported a number of Iranian nationals, all holding citizenship by investment (CBI) passports from Eastern Caribbean countries, back to the countries that issued their passports.
Other Iranians remain in custody in Canada, also with CBI passports, due to the fact that, if they were to be deported directly to Iran, they would be subject to political persecution and possible imprisonment.
In fact, several Iranians under arrest and detention in Canada are said to face imminent execution if repatriated, since they committed major fraud and grand theft in Iran, and are simply criminals, seeking to relocate, and evade justice.
According to CBC, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is conducting a criminal investigation of several international companies that are agents for Eastern Caribbean CBI passports, which are then used to enter Canada.
Question have recently arisen as to what extent these firms are or should be responsible for the initial vetting of applicants, some of whom turn out to be fraudsters and thieves, whose criminal backgrounds may have been conveniently overlooked.