US & Canada Immigration News

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Stopped at the Canadian Border or Airport and Denied Entry to Canada? What are your Options?

April 23, 2009 / /

Being denied entry to Canada Depending on the reason why you may have been denied entry to Canada, you may be able to re-apply for entry. Generally, persons with certain criminal records may be considered as “inadmissible” for entry to Canada.  In other cases, a customs officer, known as a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) […]

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Canadian Citizenship Applications: It’s About “Values”

April 16, 2009

It appears that the federal government will be revising the regulations pertaining to Canadian citizenship applications to include greater emphasis on the country’s “values,” federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Tuesday.Kenney said his department is conducting a complete review of the citizenship program to improve its content, “with a focus on Canadian values.” The emphasis […]

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Client Satisfaction Survey

April 15, 2009

We need your help! We like to believe one of the aspects that sets us apart from other immigration law firms is we care what our clients think!   At Niren & Associates we are always trying to improve, but we need your help to do so. If you could please take 2 mins to fill-out […]

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Denied Entry to Vancouver, Canada Avoided for US Citizen

US Citizen avoids being Denied Entry to Canada Dear Mary, Your immigration law firm prepared an application for entry into Canada for me last summer. Last summer I was told that I did not need the documents and was admitted into Canada. However, yesterday, I returned to Vancouver for the second time with a much […]

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Should H-4 Visa Holders Be Allowed to Work?

April 13, 2009

H-4 visa doesn’t allow dependents to work The Metro had an interesting article today about the H1-B visa and it’s dependant accompanying visa, the “dreaded” H-4. The article discusses the difficulties of Samvita Padukone,  a pregnant H-4 visa holder, and her husband Sanjay Mavinkurve, an H1-B visa holder and Google engineer. They are currently residing part time in […]

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US Congress Creates Generous US Citizenship Grant for Legal Permanent Residents

April 10, 2009

New US Citizenship Grant created According to a new fact sheet released on the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services website, US Congress has created a grant program worth $1,200,000 to “to support citizenship preparation programs for legal permanent residents.” This includes ESL programs, community outreach programs, education programs (e.g. teaching American history and other aspects necessary to know for […]

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Rampage Kills 13 at the US Immigration Centre in NYC

From everyone in the office, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the families of the 12 victims of the Binghamton Immigration Center. According to Fox News, a gunman entered the building blocking the entrance with his car. He shot both the receptionists and proceeded to a classroom where the rest of his […]

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Client Speaks: L-1 Visa Application Approved

April 6, 2009

L-1 Visa Approved Hi Mary We are in Sunny Tennessee.  Thanks so much for your help with our L-1 Visa Application. You are a very nice person to deal with and we are grateful for your personal assistance as well as that of the immigration law firm. It was kind of scary at the border. […]

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Immigration Judge gives Obama’s Aunt 10 more months for Deportation Appeal Case

April 2, 2009

Obama’s Aunt given more time for deportation appeal President Barack Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, attended the first immigration hearing regarding  her appeal against deportation to home in Kenya.  She was given until February of 2010 to appear in court with her legal arguments on why she should be allowed to remain in the United States. […]

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Federal Court Judge Upholds Canada Immigration’s Entry to Canada Refusal for UK MP

March 31, 2009

UK MP denied entry to Canada, decision upheld As it turned out, Mr. Galloway, the British MP’s plight for entering Canada ended yesterday as Federal Court Judge Marineau upheld the decision by Canada Immigration to deny his entry to Canada for speaking engagements. The Court found that Mr. Galloway would not suffer “irreparable harm” as a result […]

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