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Polygamous immigrants can only bring first wife, officials warn
by Daniel Proussalidis
Canadian immigration officials are letting polygamous men into the country as long as they arrive with only their first wife and promise not to obtain a harem afterward, QMI Agency has learned.
"Under Canadian law, all other marriages after the first are illegal," said immigration officials in documents obtained by immigration lawyer Richard Kurland. "For this reason, the first spouse only may enter Canada on a permanent basis, which creates a monogamous marriage."
If a polygamous immigrant wants to sponsor a wife other than his first, "he must divorce his other wives and remarry the chosen wife in a form of marriage that is valid in Canada" officials said last November after meeting with the office of then-immigration minister Jason Kenney.
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