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Jewish Immigration Lawyer you ask?

I get a lot of questions about immigration–every day. Questions about how to immigrate and get visas to Canada and the US come fast and furious. 

We get emails, phone calls, Facebook messages and Tweets non stop.  And that is why we are here. To help.  But every once and a while I get a strange question: “Michael, are you Jewish?” Now the last time I checked being Jewish or not has nothing to do with being a good (or bad) immigration lawyer. Yet I still get asked this from time to time.

I guess the reason is maybe Jewish lawyers have a good reputation in general. Or bad, depending on who you ask. I for one, do not believe for a second that any one’s ethnicity or religious group is determinative of anybody’s ability to be good or bad at anything, including lawyer skills. One’s ability, personal ethics and even personality in general are individual. Of course we are all influenced by our culture and backgrouds. But at the end of the day, we are who we are based on our own characters.

So when I am asked whether or not I am Jewish, I tell people that yes I grew up in a Jewish family but do you have a question about immigration?  In most cases, that does the trick to deflect the topic to the more relevant issues at hand. I am not insulted when someone asks if I am Jewish. Rather I want to be hired as an immigration lawyer because of my experience and skills as one; not because of some perception that Jewish lawyers are good. We deal with literally 100s of different ethnic groups and I have learned that there really are more similarities with people than are differences.

I know a lot of great Jewish lawyers and unfortunately some not so good ones. But the same holds true for all groups. At the end of the day, it is about your reputation and your reputation stands or falls based on your track record not your religion.

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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26 thoughts on “Jewish Immigration Lawyer you ask?

  1. Pouri

    Hi I am Lebanese citizen I wonder what is the best way to be a Canadian immigrant me and my family( wife and two kids 12 and 15 years old). Should I apply as a refugee and come by myself first or better to bring my family with me and apply all together as refugees. And if I come as refugee does the government help with medical and school and house for a year at least or no. Do I will have SIN number or it will take long time to have it. I have a political assignment case. Or what is the best way to apply to Canada to live me and my family safe. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyer (rachel)

      Hi Pouri,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would have to take a closer look at your case and refugee status to determine the best way for you to immigrate with your family. We would be happy to help. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  2. Nour Jarad

    Hi i am a permenant residence. Stay at home mum. With 2 boys one who has PR and second is canadian citizin. My husband is working as a caregiver we have been in canada since Feb 2016. I would like to sponser my mother she is from palestine gaza. We have good amount for saving. Is it possible to do the sponser now or should we wait 3 years?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Nour,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! The longer you are in Canada the easier it is to sponsor a family member. You may qualify to sponsor your mother now but we would have to look at you and your case a bit closer. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  3. Mrs. karim

    Iam Canadian citizen and I have sponsored my husband since Oct 2015. He is Palestinian from Gaza Strip and his file is been processing in Canadian Emabssy in Egypt. I have contacted CIC via MP office and since Oct 2016 he is in security check process. Yesterday, I contacted the MP office again and there was no update. Is there any way to know what is going on? What is your advice?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Mrs. Karim,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We know how frustrating processing times can be, but we would love to help you! First, we need to take a closer look at you and your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  4. Naya

    Hello,
    I am a Syrian girl, and I would like to apply for asylum in Canada. My question is if I came from The American borders, will they return me to America or will they accept my case?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Naya. Every case is judged on it’s own merit. There is no way of counseling you with out knowing all the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  5. SY

    HI, I’m a permanent resident (not working) and my husband is on OSAP. I need to get a visit visa to my non-married sister in Lebanon ( she is working and has around $20000 in a saving bank account ), is it possible? do you have this service.

    Best Regards

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello. Thank you for writing to us. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that you will return home after your visit. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, face problems. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms; we can certainly help you navigate the complexity of Canadian immigration. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for your sister. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  6. Ajoke dosunmu

    My name is mary I and my family came to canada for a vacation November 2nd 2015. My husband return back because of duty call, I got a call from my brother that stays with us that my husband was arrested and tortured badly and that men of the forces took him away. I called our family lawyer who now told me my husband was arrested over an allegations he wrote denouncing illegality in his work place. When my hysband travelled back ahead of us he left d original documents implicating them with me.I can’t return because if I do I will be arrested and only God knows what will happen to my kids. Till today August 12th 2016 I don’t no what is happening to my husband back home. I had to claim a refugee claimant for myself and kids my hearing was not granted same as my appeal and now I just filed for judiciary. Am so worried I need a good lawyer to help me.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Ajoke. Thank you for writing to us. I am going to strongly suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to review all the details of your situation and plan the best strategy for your family. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  7. Sema Kurt

    Hi, My sister and her 2 children came to Canada with tourist visas in Sept.2003.
    They applied for refugee status to stay here. And they won court after 2 years. But then, she heard bad news. Her husband passed away back home. She and her son went back home sadly without getting their PR cards. After a couple years, they wanted to come back but the canadian counsel of my country didn’t except their application.
    My question is, do they have any chance to come back to Canada?
    What can they do to come back to Canada?
    Thank you,

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Sema. It sounds like your sister has been through a lot of hardship. There are a lot of factors that need to be considered before we can advise you on how your sister and her children can come back to Canada. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for your sister and her children. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  8. Mohamad

    I am from Palestine. I need change my nationality

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Mohamad. Please complete this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to get you status here in Canada.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  9. Jose R Urena-Garcia

    My Question And Concern Is That I When to United State on 05/10/1983 I Was Born In 1979 My Mother And Dad Took Me And My Sister To United State From Dominican Republic.In August 7,!987 My Mother Was murder in The Bronx by A Next Door neighbor And I was Given Ssi And Welfare For What Happen to My Mother.Okay Years Went By And In November of 2001 i decided to go see My Mother Family.Went i came Back to United State i was Stop In the Airport And Was told if I been Thur Immigration Judges Before And I Told Them No..So They Took My passport And resident Card Away And Gave A temporarily And i had to hired A Immigration Lawyer Which Took My Case And Charge me 5,000 Dollar Now i was going to All My Hearing And The Judge told Me He Wasn’t going to deport because i don’t Any Bad case Or Felony’s To Get Deport And Told Me To Pay for My citizen Papers Fee Which I Did Then He Gave Me A court Day For 01/20/2004 I Think And i Miss That Hearing The Lawyer i hired Call Me The Day After to Tell Me I Miss Hearing So i told Him how Can fix That issue And He told Me He Will Take care Of.All I Know Never Heard from that lawyer Again And I Continue With My Life And In 2010 I Got Arrested In Pennsylvania on Simple Assault Charges Which I Only Did 2 Months In jail Never Done Not even A Year in Jail The Most i Did Was Those Two Months..Now Pennsylvania Call Immigration On Me And They Put A Detainee On Me And A Officer From Ice Can To See Me.And Ask Me If I Was American Or Resident And I Told him I’m American And He Told Me I Have two Records That Shows One I’m American And Another one That Shows I’m Residents And He told Me That On That I Had A Deportation From 2004 I Was Deport Never Been Deport Before And He Told He Was Taking Me immigration Judge Which I Last There 1 Months Never Saw A Judge Next thing I Know They Call Me On 06/01/2010 To Tell I was Going to Get Deported To Dominican Republic Which They Did.Now I Have A Daughter There She 5 years Old The Same Time I Been Here My Sister Is Also American And I want to Know What Can I Do to Get Out Of These Country Because They Gave only 5 years To Get Some forms To File to be Able to Go Back like I Said Never When Thur Anything like This Before All I Now Is I was There For More Than 25 years went to School There And Everything And i Really need Help With This Because I really Want to Meet My Daughter in Person. Can You Explain What i Can do Or Help Me With This Case..Thank you Jose Urena.

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Jose,

      Thank you for your post. I was very moved by your experience not just with Immigration, but in your personal life as well. I was and still am feeling emotional after reading about what happened with your mother and how your childhood was. I am very sorry for your loss and all the hardships you have experienced as a result. I completely empathize with your situation, and if you are willing to work with us, I will personally do ALL that I can to help.

      In order for me to get the details I need for Immigration purposes, I would kindly ask that you complete this form for me, http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and I will personally contact you once I have reviewed it so that I can advise you on what options are available to you and my recommendation for the best way to proceed.

      Again I am very sorry and saddened to hear about everything that you have experienced…you would be surprised at how many other applicants were in a situation similar to yours, that we were very successful in helping out. Hopefully you complete that form so that I know which is the best way to get you the outcome you are looking for to see your daughter. MF

      Reply
  10. efiong e.

    hi,
    my daughter in canada was recently denied a renewal of her study permit because of financial difficulties i faced in my business which affected my being able to pay her school fees on time. i didn’t know she had a 90 day grace period.

    anyway,was able to raise the fees about the second month after the initial grace period and paid same. the school has refused to advise the immigration to issue her with a study permit and instead asked her to go back to her country,nigeria to reapply for a student visa.

    this is her last semester for the course,please,advise

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Efiong,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I am sorry to hear about the unfortunate hardship you and your daughter have faced. I know how important education is to a young-adult’s future. In order to provide you with the best assistance I can, I request that you complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as your answers will give me the details I need to learn what I need to know about your situation so that I can advise you accordingly. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  11. Jan

    Hi,

    I’m a new resident and currently living in Ontario.

    I have a daughter who is 8 years old from my first marriage and she is living with her mother outside Canada.

    My daughter was included
    in my application.

    I have 2 questions:
    1. How can I get her a visa to visit me during her school vacation, and what documents are required?

    2. What is required to have her a PR and live with me ( with her mother’s approval)?

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jan,

      Thanks for the question. A TRV application is necessary for her to visit Canada (depending on which country she is a citizen of) and if you are a Canadian Permanent Resident or Canadian citizen then you may sponsor your daughter to come to Canada, and she will then become a Canadian PR too. We would be glad to assist you in this process. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/canada-permanent-residence/family-class-immigration/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  12. mohamad alzein

    Hi sir I’m zein from lebanon I have canadian daughter 16mnths old& lebanese wife44years old thy will go back to live for ever in canada because th setiuations thy need me& I can’t live without thim but I”m not legal child& I dnt have passport or hope can u be my lawyer please my wife will give u th fees in canada

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Mohamad,

      Thanks for the question. We would be happy to help you come to Canada to reunite with your family. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  13. Shirley

    I need the name and number of the Jewish immigration lawyer who have a office in New Kingston Jamaica west indies ,I wud like him to represent someone in Jamaica

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Shirly

      Not sure why you need a Jewish Immigration Lawyer. We are based in Toronto Canada but we can help people from all over the world. Watch this video for details. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8XK8QrYgmI
      Best Regards
      Michael Niren

      Reply

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