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Actor Randy Quaid

Actor Randy Quaid Denied Permanent Residency, Appeals Decision

Randy Quaid is a famous American actor known for his more goofy characters like Cousin Eddie from the National Lampoon’s Vacation series, and for more serious roles like his supporting role in the film Brokeback Mountain. He has also been nominated for an Academy Award. The last we heard from Randy Quaid (brother of Dennis […]

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Woman Sentenced To Once Year House Arrest for Immigration Fraud

A woman in Calgary has been sentenced to one year of house arrest after being convicted of immigration fraud for misrepresenting herself. The woman used a false identity to make a refugee claim, and ended up pleading guilty to her charge.  It was a public tip that led the Canada Border Services Agency’s Criminal Investigations […]

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“Safe” Countries List Announced, Refugees From These Countries Will Not Be Able To Appeal

According to this CBC article, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has announced the 27 “safe” countries alluded to in refugee Bill C-31, which was deemed highly controversial and criticized by human rights associations including Amnesty International.  As per the bill, these countries are deemed “safe” because there are a large number of refugee […]

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Family deported from Canada may get second chance

We recently blogged about a petition that was started to bring a family back to Canada after they were deported from Canada. The Benhmuda family was deported to Libya after their refugee claim was denied in 2008. Two of the family’s younger sons were born in Canada, and the petition was started by one of […]

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Toronto grandmother deported from Canada

A grandmother living in Toronto was deported to Sri Lanka earlier this month, accompanied by a Canada Border Services Agency officer on her flight. The woman, who is 70 years old, has a Canadian daughter and granddaughter and no family in Sri Lanka – and currently, there’s barely anyone available to pick her up at the […]

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What Is A “Safe Country” According To Bill C-31?

What Is A “Safe Country” According To Bill C-31? Bill C-31 is set to come into effect this summer, with a safe countries list intact. This list was one of the provisions that had to be removed in order for the bill to finally pass, but now that the Conservative government has a majority they […]

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Family’s Immigration Paperwork Lost In Mail, Faces Deportation From Canada

Humanitarian Grounds application never received, leads to deportation from Canada A family originally from Guinea faces deportation from Canada after their immigration paperwork was lost in the mail. After initially having their refugee claim denied, the family appealed on humanitarian grounds, which never made it to any immigration offices. Despite a new application being filed, […]

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Bill C-31 could lead to approved refugee claimants being deported

We’ve been blogging quite a bit about the new Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, also known as Bill C-31. You can read more about it here. Much more harm will come from Bill C-31 than good Bill C-31 was initially passed last year only after certain key, controversial and harmful parts were removed. But now […]

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Common Canadian Immigration Myths: Refugees in Canada

Untrue myths about refugees in Canada We’ve been looking at the number of untrue myths about Canadian immigration and immigrants lately. You can find our previous entries on the subject here, here and here. Immigration in Canada is sometimes a hot topic and is often the subject of untrue myths and cause uninformed prejudices. Refugees […]

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Why Is Bill C-4 (Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada’s Immigration System Act) Unfair (and Dangerous)?

Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada’s Immigration System Act on the table This excellent article in The Mark News by Nick Van der Graaf explains exactly why Bill C-4, also known as the Preventing human Smugglers from Abusing Canada’s Immigration System Act, is unfair to refugees, now that parliament is back in session and that Bill […]

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Canada rejecting most of refugee claims from Afghan interpreters: Niren and Associates Quoted

Two-thirds of Afghan interpreter refugee claims denied According to this article over at the CBC where your’s truly is quoted, Canada is rejecting most of the refugee claims filed by Afghan interpreters. In 2009, the program that intended to help out Afghan interpreters who provided a vital service to Canadian soldiers was announced by Citizenship, Immigration and […]

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The Balanced Refugee Reform Act: Canadian Immigration changes you need to know about

Canadian Immigration changes to refugee system Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced that The Balanced Refugee Reform Act (also known as Bill C-11) has received Royal Assent and will therefore come into effect on June 29th, 2012 and affect Canadian Immigration. However, Royal Assent also made the changes put forth by the bill to humanitarian […]

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Cameroon man must prove he loves his wife for refugee claim

A man who married his wife weeks before coming to Canada on a refugee claim has to prove to the government that he and his wife are in a loving relationship in order to be able to sponsor her. Man with refugee claim didn’t know what a common-law relationship is According to this Winnipeg Free Press […]

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Canadian Government plans to reduce refugees revealed in letter

Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program affected It was revealed last week that Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney sent a letter to non-profit refugee sponsorship organizations telling them the Canadian Government was planning on reducing the number of refugees allowed to be sponsored by Canadians under the PSR Program. Refugees to Canada declining […]

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Victims of Immigration Consultants arrested in Toronto

Immigration Consultants’ victims face deportation According to the Toronto Police Service and immigration officials, students from China are winding up in jail because they overstayed their time in Canada. The overstay in Canada was, allegedly, under the false pretense that  “fake” immigration consultants were helping them sort out their immigration issues. These immigration consultants have […]

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