Canada includes a secret program that grants visas to war criminals, terrorists, security threats
Three months before he boarded a plane in Cairo and 6 months before he created an exile claim in Toronto, Canadian security officers deemed retired Brig.-Gen. Khaled Saber Abdelhamed Zahw “inadmissible” to North American country as a result of national security considerations.
An unacceptableness finding would keep the majority out of North American country, however, it didn’t stop Zahw and his better half from getting valid traveler visas from the Canadian embassy in Egypt in Gregorian calendar month 2015.
This is as a result of, in step with internal government documents obtained by world News, North American country includes a secret program that enables bound “high-profile” foreign nationals UN agency would well be barred from coming into the country thanks to national security considerations, war crimes, human rights violations and arranged crime to be granted special “public policy” entry visas goodbye because it is in Canada’s “national interest.”
But precisely what “national interest” means that in regard to this policy and the way the govt. decides UN agency gets this sort of visa is unclear.
That’s as a result of there’s virtually no info obtainable regarding the program, and therefore the government refuses to answer queries.
Details of Zahw’s immigration file, as well as internal government documents particularization the closemouthed visa policy, were submitted to the judicature once Zahw challenged the government’s efforts to dam him from creating an exile claim.
In Zahw’s case, traveler visas were issued once a senior official from the Department of National Defence (DND) in Ottawa wrote a letter to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship North American country (IRCC) voice communication Zahw and his better half ought to be visas to avoid disconcerting Canada’s relationship with Egypt’s military.
This type of “national interest letter” may be issued by any federal office or the top of a Canadian mission abroad, like an envoy or diplomat, in step with AN unpublished government “operational bulletin” contained in Zahw’s judicature file.