According to a leaked training guide meant to help immigration officials detect marriage fraud, the Victoria, B.C., couple’s marriage would have raised a bunch of red flags as a “non-genuine” relationship. Ostensible warning signs that it’s a sham marriage include: Chinese marrying non-Chinese, small wedding receptions, an uneducated Canadian with a low-paying job or on welfare trying to sponsor a foreign spouse.
Sham marriages warning signs
Toronto lawyer Avvy Go said the training module confirms her suspicions that there are inherent class and culture biases within the immigration department.
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