According to the CBSA, there are more than 29,000 foreign refugees at large in Canada

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According to the Canada Border Services Agency, more than 29,000 foreign refugees are at large in the country, Blacklock’s Reporter reports.

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In a report to MPs, management called the 29,248 people the “wanted list”, and the long list includes foreigners convicted of crimes.

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Another 10,041 foreigners banned from Canada were deported.

“The wanted list includes cases currently under review to determine whether a warrant is required or cases in which a warrant has been issued for the arrest, detention and deportation of an alien,” the CBSA wrote in its report to the Committee on public finances of the House of Commons.

“Since 2011, the complexity of the cases in the ‘relocation work’ inventory has increased steadily. Enforcing moving orders requires greater effort on the part of the agency.”

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MPs called for regular updates on the number of fugitives after a 2021 audit found the CBSA had lost track of 2,800 foreign criminals in Canada.

The audit found that at least 70% of criminal cases were not reviewed annually and were lapsed year after year.

Information access credentials previously obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation showed the foreign fugitives included defendants involved in serious crimes such as murder, assault, drug trafficking, fraud and theft.

The CBSA spent $34 million each year on its deportation program.

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