Woman given 2 years for foreign student visa fraud

December 18, 2013

A woman has been sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for an immigration scam that had imposters write English-proficiency tests for foreign students so they could get around the Canadian language requirements. Angela Wang was arrested at Toronto’s Pearson Airport while carrying 11 counterfeit Chinese passports in her luggage. The Canada Border Services Agency says that Wang is one of the main organizers of a crime ring that has people take the English tests under false identities. The students then assume those identities to obtain a student visa to Canada. Earlier this year, Canada’s Immigration Minister Jason Kenney proposed measures aimed at preventing student visa fraud, which would ask study permit holders for proof of studies pursued rather than just intent to study. National Post