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Nov 27, 2015 0 Comments

Bogus passports create refugee challenge Articles / Opinion Editorials

Authors: Candice Malcolm

One of the suicide bombers who blew himself up outside a soccer stadium in Paris was in possession of a Syrian passport. Reports indicate that the passport was not his own, and yet, officials don’t know why the terrorist was carrying it.

This is part of the challenge immigration officers face when screening and selecting refugees for resettlement into Western countries.

Verifying information is a key component of this process. And while Canadian immigration officials are trained to decipher lies and inconsistencies in testimonies, things get more complicated when would-be refugees present false or fake documents.

Identity verification is frequently the most time-consuming and difficult portion of any security clearance check. The task is made more difficult thanks to the booming black market for fake passports and other immigration documents.

Since many European countries give preferential treatment to Syrian refugees, Syrian passports have become a hot commodity in the underground economy.

But those aren’t the only fake passports being used to deceive officials.

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Nov 25, 2015 0 Comments

Acusan al régimen venezolano de vender pasaportes a terroristas en el Medio Oriente Media Mentions

El Gobierno venezolano estaría presuntamente implicado en la emisión de documentos y pasaportes para grupos terroristas; así lo afirmaron medios de comunicación locales, tras la confesión de un supuesto diplomático venezolano y un artículo de investigación del portal ArmandoInfo.

Un funcionario del Cuerpo de Investigaciones Científicas, Penales y Criminalísticas (CICPC), identificado como Misael López Soto, quien supuestamente fue consejero de la embajada venezolana en Irak, confesó a la periodista venezolana Andreina Flores que fue testigo de que el Gobierno venezolano entrega documentos diplomáticos a terroristas del Medio Oriente.

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Nov 22, 2015 0 Comments

Joseph Humire of Center for a Free Society discusses Argentine elections Media Appearances, Television Appearances


Joseph Humire talks with CCTV about the country’s elections.