Canada: Information on the procedures followed by Canadian immigration officials at Mirabel airport in 1995 and 1996
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 January 1997|
|Citation / Document Symbol||CAN26167.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Canada: Information on the procedures followed by Canadian immigration officials at Mirabel airport in 1995 and 1996, 1 January 1997, CAN26167.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac313b.html [accessed 8 March 2014]|
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According to the attached excerpt from the General Procedural Guidelines issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada for the security screening of immigrants, "specific details of the process are exempt from public access" (June 1996, 20). In a 24 January 1997 telephone interview, an official at Citizenship and Immigration confirmed that detailed information on the procedures followed at Mirabel airport are not publicly available.
However, for general information on procedures followed by immigration officials at ports of entry into Canada, please consult the Immigration Manual: (PE) Ports of Entry, especially chapter PE1, "Primary and Secondary Examinations," and chapter PE10, "Senior Immigration Officer Functions at Ports of Entry." Also please see chapter EC1 "Investigations, Arrests and Detention" of the Immigration Manual: (EC) Enforcement and Control, which describes how immigration officers are to investigate, arrest and detain persons. Both volumes, which were produced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, are available at Regional Documentation Centres.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ottawa. June 1996. OP 1 General Procedural Guidelines.
_____. 24 January 1996. Telephone interview with an official.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ottawa. June 1996. OP 1 General Procedural Guidelines, p. 20.