All personal information of foreigners applying to come to Canada is sent to US Homeland Security

THIS may come as a shock to foreign nationals applying to come to Canada: all their personal information is sent to US Homeland Security whether they apply to come here either temporarily or permanently!

Richard Kurland

Lexbase, Canada’s leading immigration magazine under immigration lawyer Richard Kurland, obtained a report on Evaluation of the Biometrics (Steady State) and the Canada-United States Immigration Information Sharing Initiatives that notes: “The purpose of this evaluation is to examine the relevance and performance (including delivery, efficiency and economy) of the ongoing operations of biometrics collection, matching and verification … as well as the ongoing, systematic, biographic- and biometric-based immigration information sharing between Canada and the U.S.”
It also states: “For systematic biographic and biometric information sharing, the sharing is query-based, meaning that when an application is received, the system automatically sends a request for information to the other country.”
It adds: “Canada sends biographic-based queries to the U.S. on the following Applicants: all foreign nationals applying for a temporary resident visa (including student or work permits), permanent resident visa, and refugee resettlement overseas.”