My husband, a Mexican citizen, was refused for refugee protection and he appealed for the federal court for revision. His lawer said it was refused but he never got a letter from CIC. He waited for the PRRA but he never got it. (HIs parents were here for the same reason under the same case but they got the PRRA and the removal order and they left Canada). My husband was expecting to get the removal order but he never did. My husband went to CIC office and an immigration officer told him to leave voluntarily before getting the removal order. My husband is now in Mexico, but he wants to come back with me. I hold a study permit (I am not a refugee claimant) and I applied for permanent residence and included my husband. The immigration officer told him that he needs to ask for a Canadian Pardon. We dont know what to do, onr how to do it. Now, as Mexicans we need to ask for a temporary resident visa. This complicates things. We dont know if we can trust a lawyer now because we already went to two and we think they did not do a very good job.
As a failed refugee claimant, your husband has been deemed deported and will require what is called an “Authorization to Return to Canada” (ARC). Since you are applying for Canadian permanent residence and have listed him as a dependent husband, he would be eligible to accompany you to Canada subject to criminal and medical checks. However, because of his immigration history, he will require an approved ARC as well.