Stories From Immigrants Stuck in the Waiting List

When we hear about the government legislating away the applicants on the waiting list, we only hear about numbers. The waiting list is 280,000 applicants long, and applications older than four years will be legislated away to the tune of $130 million in application fees refunded.

After that, they’ll have to start over.

But hopeful immigrants to Canada are much more than just another number. They’re people with lives and families, all of which has been effectively put on pause because it’s an easy solution for the government.

Canadian media service PostMedia News has been in contact with just a few of these immigrants via e-mail, publishing their stories online today.

These stories are heartfelt, and these immigrants are disappointed and feel lied to.

Read the stories here.

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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 American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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