Program launched to allow immigrants to sponsor undeclared family members

Program launched to allow immigrants  to sponsor undeclared family members

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon  Program launched to allow immigrants to sponsor undeclared family members  A  pilot program, launched two Mondays ago by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has been greeeted with joy by  many in the Caribbean  community. The two-year program will now allow sponsorship applications for certain family members who would normally be […]

Nigerian Mother denied refugee status; daughter faces child marriage

Nigerian Mother denied refugee status; daughter faces child marriage

Nigerian born Morufat Ogunkoya, her son and two daughters, are urgently seeking an appeal to their denied application for refugee status by Immigration Canada. Ogunkoya, who is being assisted by two advocacy groups in her appeal, claims that her own father and male relatives have threatened her safety, due to her conversion from Islam to […]

Venezuelan man granted refugee protection on appeal

Venezuelan man granted refugee protection  on appeal

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Venezuelan man granted refugee protection on appeal   A Venezuelan man who was referred to as X in a recent decision, published on an immigration case website, was successful upon appeal in having a negative decision by the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) overturned. Venezuela has been caught in a downward spiral […]

Guyanese teachers training to teach Venezuelan migrant children

Guyanese teachers training to teach Venezuelan migrant children

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Nineteen teachers will soon begin training which will equip them with the necessary skills to teach English as a second language to children of Venezuelan migrants who’ve travelled to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to escape hardship in the Spanish-speaking nation. The Government said it has been working with the Office of […]

Canada reinstates some visa services in Cuba

Canada reinstates some visa services in Cuba

  HAVANA, Cuba, – Canada restored some visa services at its Embassy in Havana from August 1, 2019, including visa and biometric services, fingerprints and photos needed for applications done at the embassy, as well as drop off and pick up passports/visas. This new announcement does not restore the full list of restricted services, but […]

Jamaican accused of human trafficking, sues government

Jamaican accused of human trafficking, sues government

When Jamaica-born restaurant owner Everol Powell found out he could employ Jamaicans to work in his Canadian establishment, he jumped at the opportunity to better the livelihood of his countrymen. He did not know, however, that his deeds would lead to his betrayal from some he tried to help, jail time, bankruptcy of his businesses, […]

Court orders new hearing for woman who paid $50,000 for bogus marriage

Court orders new hearing for woman  who paid $50,000 for bogus marriage

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkisson Court orders new hearing for woman  who paid $50,000 for bogus marriage I have written several  columns on misrepresentation under the Immigration Refugee and Protection Act. However, I am returning to this subject this week because it remains a matter of major concern. I believe  a recent case published on the […]

St. Vincent-born woman pleads to stay in Canada

St. Vincent-born woman pleads to stay in Canada

A St. Vincent-born woman whose claim for refugee status in Canada was turned down in March last year, is appealing to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to allow her to remain in the country after her son was murdered in  Trinidad on Friday. Kaytura Creese, 31, has written to Minister Hussen, begging him to review her […]

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