International grad files for humanitarian consideration while facing removal for fake acceptance letter


The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has decided to remove former international student Karamjeet Kaur from Canada over a fake letter of admission from an Ontario college that was supplied as part of her student visa application. Kaur was unaware that the admission letter was fake, as it was filed by an immigration agent, but the board ruled that it was Kaur’s responsibility to verify that the admission filed with her application was real. Kaur sought judicial review of the decision, but the review was dismissed in January. “The way Canadian law is drafted and the way it is applied – that leaves no room for discretion,” said Kaur’s lawyer Manraj Sidhu. “They do not look at the intent of a person doing an action.” Kaur has filed an application for humanitarian and compassionate consideration as a final effort to stay in Canada.