Every year, news stories about fake immigration agents and cases of them doing fraud with various students often make rounds on social media. One such incident has once again gone viral on the internet and social media. And this time, this fraud involves not one or two, but a total of 700 Indian students. The Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) recently released deportation letters of 700 Indian students as their visa documents were found to be fake.
Brijesh Mishra-led Education Migration Services in Jalandhar provided visas to 700 Indian students to study in Canada. He charged between Rs 16 and Rs 20 lakhs for all expenses, including admission fees to the premier institute Humber college. However, this amount did not include the air tickets and security deposits of students.
Chaman Singh Batth, one of the students who became a part of the deportation drive told indianarrative.com, that after passing out from class 12th, about 700 students applied for study visas through Brijesh Mishra-led Education Migration Services in Jalandhar. These visa applications were filed in 2018 onwards till 2022.
He also revealed that after he along with other students who were heading to Humber college, got a call from Mishra who told them that all seats in the courses offered to them got filled.
The agent Brijesh Mishra also told the students they would have to wait until the beginning of the next semester after six months and advised them to take admission in some other college to save time. He also refunded the fee of Humber College to the students, which added to students’ belief in him.
After completing their studies, when the students submitted their ‘admission offer letter’ while applying for PR in Canada, the CBSA found the letters were fake.
As mentioned in the report of Business Today, the CBSA officials didn’t accept the victims’ claims as there was no proof that agent Mishra compiled and arranged all the documents. The Canadian authority also refused to accept the failure of the Canadian visa and airport authorities which issued visas and permitted them entry by checking the authenticity of all documents.
As per Indian Express, a Canada-based Friends of Canada & India Foundation has stepped in to support the 700 Indian students who are facing deportation from Canada.
The foundation has written to Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship in Ottawa, Canada, requesting an immediate stay on the proceedings to deport the students.