Immigrant IMM 2000 cards

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Resolution number: 
November 1998
  1. There has been inadequate consultation with immigrants into their views on the proposed IMM 2000 card;
  2. The stated purpose is to prevent fraud which suggests that landed immigrants are perpetuating fraud;
  3. There will be costs to the landed immigrant over and above the discriminatory Right of Landing Fee (Head Tax);
  4. There are concerns about the information that will be able to be accessed by the IMM 2000 card;
  5. We believe that the use of biometrics is a violation of basic human rights;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR contact the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and request consultations with the CCR and representatives of new Canadian communities before proceeding further with the IMM 2000.

Working Group: 
Immigration and Settlement