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Self-Help, Do it yourself Immigration kits. A Blessing or Curse?

In the legal service industry, there is a clear trend these days of people attempting to bypass the “middle man” or purchase self-help “kits” at book stores or online that promise, quick and easy results for your all your legal needs. These How-To kits are relatively inexpensive and claim to provide step-by-step guidance from start to finish. […]

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Dwayne “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman Denied Visa Due to Criminal Record

  Manslaughter conviction results in Dog the Bounty Hunter being denied visa American celebrity reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter has been denied a visa to travel to the United Kingdom because of his criminal record. Dog’s criminal record stems from a manslaughter conviction from the late 1970s in the United States, where he […]

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Man Denied Canadian Citizenship, Wrongly Accused Of Mouthing Oath

Man denied Canadian Citizenship at Canadian Citizenship ceremony A few months ago, Citizenship and Immigration Canada implemented a rule that mandated no one could have their faces covered when they took the Canadian Citizenship oath. This meant that Muslim women would not be able to wear face coverings when reciting the oath, so that they […]

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Immigration Lawyer Charged By RCMP for Allegedly Coaching Clients To Lie

Immigration Lawyer allegedly encouraged clients to make up stories A Windsor immigration lawyer has been charged with fabricating evidence, counseling misrepresentation and misrepresentation by the RCMP following a police investigation that saw the lawyer and her assistant allegedly coach refugees to make up stories in order to stay in Canada. The full article can be […]

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Removal of Conditions of Permanent Resident Status after Three-Year Wait

Recently a client approached our office seeking help to remove the conditions of landing as an entrepreneur. This client had become a permanent resident of Canada in August 2006 under the Entrepreneur category. In March of 2008, he filed an Application to Remove Conditions as an Entrepreneur in relation to his business in Canada. Immigration […]

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Immigration Appeal a success and family reunited!

Dearest Mrs. Katherine: I am so happy and glad to hear about the IAD decision, that the panel has made. Me and my wife we would like to thank you so much for all the hard work you have done for us, from the preparation of the case to the wonderful work you did in court […]

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“Group of 5” Sponsorship Application for Canada

Hi Mary and Subuhi,   Thank you so much for all your hard work and your professional service you provided for my sister Saliha’s Group Sponsorship Case. I reviewed the application and I am very satisfied with your service and I think you guys are excellent. I would not be able to handle this type application all by […]

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Kaitlyn Weaver

Olympic Hopeful Kaitlyn Weaver Becomes Canadian Citizen

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today welcomed Olympic hopeful Kaitlyn Weaver as a Canadian citizen at a ceremony in Kitchener, Ontario.  “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I am proud to welcome Kaitlyn Weaver as a Canadian,” Minister Kenney said. “Our citizenship is one of the most valuable things we can possess. […]

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Should H-4 Visa Holders Be Allowed to Work?

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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Immigration Minister wants Canadian Language Requirements for Canadian Citizenship Applications Enforced

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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H-1B Visa

Microsoft Defends Use of H-1B Visa Employees

Microsoft defends using H-1B Visa employees The American government has been, for quite some time now, putting pressure on Microsoft to reduce its so called dependence on H-1B Visa employees. Iowa Senator Charles Grassley has been attempting to convince Microsoft that it is their moral obligation to engage in protectionist hiring and retention to increase […]

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CBC Documentary on the Plight of Refugee Claimants in Canada

Earlier this week, we posted a blog about the film “The Visitor”  which is about the hardships a family involved in US deportation proceedings.  There is now a Canadian version in the form of a CBC documentary called “Seeking Refuge”. The documentary is about the real life stories of four refugee claimants who escape persecution […]

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Obama's Aunt's Immigration Case Reopened

President Obama’s Aunt was facing deportation Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of President Obama’s late father, was instructed to leave the United States four years ago  when her request for asylum from her native Kenya was rejected Just days before Barack Obama’s election, the Bush administration imposed a  rule called “Fugitive Case File Vetting Prior to Arrest” requiring federal immigrations agents […]

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Santa Claus Canadian Citizen

Immigration Minister Kenny Declares Santa Claus a Canadian Citizen

Santa is a Canadian Citizen While Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and the United States have all laid claim to the North Pole,  Canada’s Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, yesterday officially designated the legendary Christmas gift-giver  as a Canadian citizen, with air rights to fly over the country at any time.

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The O-1 Visa for Working in the USA in the Sciences, Arts, Education, Business or Athletics

How does the O-1 Visa work? I met with a client this week that had spoken to a number of other lawyers with respect to his working in the United States. I will call this person by a fictitious name “Al.” Al was happy to hear a suggestion with respect to his case scenario. Al […]

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