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Denied Entry to Canada Case Raises Free Speech Issues

March 30, 2009

UK MP Denied entry to Canada As reported in the National Post, UK MP George Galloway allegedly provided humanitarian food aid in the Gaza region earlier in the year.  The Immigration Section of the Canadian High Commission in London therefore denied him entry to Canada on grounds that he is a member of the terrorist […]

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Spousal Sponsorship for Canadians living outside of Canada: Income and Residency Requirements.

March 29, 2009 /

Spousal Sponsorship Q&A Question: I am a Canadian Citizen. I am married to a foreign citizen. I want to sponsor him/her to Canada but I do not have a high income. The reason my income is low is because I am mostly living outside of Canada to be with my spouse. I am afraid that […]

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“Canadian Dream” Realized: Spousal Sponsorship Application a Success!

March 28, 2009

Spousal Sponsorship Success Dear Michael and Mariana, No words will express my sincere gratitude for all your support, kindness and honest advice concerning our spousal sponsorship application Because of your professionalism and expertise, my family can finally live the “Canadian dream” and that is… priceless. I will definitely spread the word and provide your names […]

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New Passport Requirements for US/Canada Border Crossings

March 27, 2009

Canadians ready for new passport requirements In a recent study, it appears that Canadians are more optimistic and prepared for the new US/Canada border requirements at land crossings into the United States than are their American counterparts.The new rule that is being implemented by the WHTI as of June 1, 2009 has been pushed back […]

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Immigration Minister wants Canadian Language Requirements for Canadian Citizenship Applications Enforced

March 23, 2009

Minister wants Canadian Language Requirements enforced Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, has come out this weekend condemning the ease with which people with poor language skills in Canada’s official languages gain citizenship in Canada. He cited meeting Canadian citizens of 15 years who could not conduct a conversation in either French or […]

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New Canadian “enhanced” driver’s licenses for US border entry

March 21, 2009

New driver’s licenses for US entry Last month, British Colombia was the first of the provinces to bring out the “Enhanced” driver’s license. This license acts as a substitute for passports when entering into the US via land or water (you still require a passport at the airport). So far these licenses are only in […]

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Live in Caregiver Applications: Stricter Regulation for Foreign Nanny Agents are Needed

March 18, 2009

Canadian live in caregiver scams on the rise Today, The Toronto Star reported on a work permit scam that is apparently on the rise in Canada – Live in Caregiver Recruitment pursuant to the Canadian Live in Caregiver work permit category. It sounds legitimate enough, but there are numerous legal issues involved. The Live in […]

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L-1 Visa Approved with help from our US Immigration Attorney

March 17, 2009

L-1 Visa Approved Fadi: Thanks for all the help to obtain my L-1 visa. I think my documentation was great and the questions you asked were very relevant. I had to wait for 45 minutes. But after that, the officer was very friendly and asked me some basic questions and approved the L-1 Visa. As […]

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US Immigration Policies not Attracting Qualfied Immigrants

March 13, 2009

US Immigration policies need to recognize the benefits of immigration Though not at all surprising from the perspective of Immigration lawyers, in a recent article in the Washington Post a senior research associate at Harvard Law School and executive in residence at Duke University indicates that, if not the government, at least the residents of […]

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New Quebec Regulations for Immigrant Investor Class Applications

March 12, 2009

New Immigrant Investor Class regulations As of February 2, 2009, new regulations are in effect concerning applications for permanent residence under the immigrant Investor Class. The following is a summary of the highlights of the new Immigrant Investor Class rules:

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