The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act, which is not yet in effect, will concentrate on three main areas:
The proposed legislation will streamline the deportation process for some convicted criminals by limiting their access to the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board. In the past, some convicted criminals could delay the deportation process for extended periods of time. The new rules are projected to reduce the overall process of expulsion from Canada by up to 14 months, thus maximizing safety for Canadians.
Individuals who are criminally inadmissible to Canada on serious grounds such as security, human or international rights violations, or organized criminality, will face increased difficulty in entering Canada and prolonging their stay through abuse of Canada’s humanitarian programs.
On the other hand, the legislation will facilitate the temporary entry of individuals designated as low-risk who have nonetheless been refused entry because a family member was deemed inadmissible for a non-security reason, such as health.