Category Archives: IMMIGRATION TIDBITS from Lawyer Michael Niren

Cuban Immigration to U.S. Continues to Spike in 2016

The complex geopolitical relationship between the United States and Cuba has frozen the island nation for more than half a century. In 2014, President Barack Obama decided to melt the remaining animosity from the cold war, restoring diplomacy with a country that’s only 90 miles away. Prior to this change, the United States considered Cuba […]

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The Truth About Illegal Immigration

Hi, I’m Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. To continue on with our political series about immigration, a big question that all candidates and voters are asking is what to do about illegal immigration. Now I’ve posted many videos and written many blogs about if you are illegal or undocumented in Canada or […]

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Immigration VS. Conservativsm

Hello, this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of videos about politics as they pertain to immigration. It’s primary season in the United States where the Republican and Democratic candidates are working hard to become the ultimate nominee for the general election. So I think it’s […]

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Why Immigration is a Right: The case for Open Immigration

“Immigration” properly defined is the movement of individuals from their homeland to a new country for the purpose of permanent settlement. The phenomenon of immigration has existed from the beginning of human travel. People have been “on the go” for centuries. From the time we learned to walk, the movement of people has always been […]

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Niren and Associates Wins Top Choice Immigration Law Firm 2012

We are excited to announce that for the third year in a row, our immigration law firm has won the Top Choice Award for the top immigration law firm in Toronto! Top Choice Awards Immigration Law Firm 2012 What makes the Top Choice Awards so special is that they use a very thorough research process […]

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Warning: Immigration Consultants who charge to review your immigration documents

I have noticed a disturbing trend in the immigration industry where immigration consultants offer  people “file review services” at low costs presumably to entice people to hire them for the “full” application later on. I have no objections to this approach as a means of  getting more business. But…. Review my immigration documents please   there is […]

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Eid Mubarak to all of our Muslim Clients and Friends!

The Niren and Associates team would like to wish a very happy Eid to our Muslim friends and clients in Canada, the United States and around the world! Eid is the celebration of the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. “Mubarak” means “blessed”. We have been serving the Muslim community in Toronto and in […]

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Canadian government is speaking the wrong Language when it comes to Immigration

As recently reported in Globe and Mail, it has become evident that Canadians have not confined themselves to speaking just its two official languages, English and French. Rather Canada is like the Tower of Babble speaking in over  200 other languages.  But this is obvious and has been the case for years. Despite that Canada is supposed to speak in the tongues of […]

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Tales from a ‘Reluctant” Immigration Lawyer

Don’t get me wrong. I like what I do. Helping individuals, families and companies with their cross border needs is very rewarding and challenging. And I am proud of our track record and hope to continue doing what I do best for the forseeable future.  But the truth is that I wish it all weren’t necessary. Imagine […]

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Immigration Lawyer Michael Niren Quoted: Second-Generation Immigrants to Canada Earn More Than Canadians

A new study conducted by researches at several prominent Canadian universities (including the University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of Western Ontario), second-generation immigrants in developed countries like Canada, the United States and Australia tend to be more successful with respect to wage earning than the “mainstream” population. According to the report, “In […]

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