Court set aside refusal of visitor’s visa for Guyanese family  

Court set aside refusal of visitor’s visa for Guyanese family   

by Sukhram Ramkissoon Every year tens of thousands of foreign nationals who have close family ties or friends in Canada, submit visitor visa applications.  A visitor visa is also known as a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)which allows persons to enter Canada for a vacation or other reasons. Not all countries require their citizens to obtain […]

Migrant farmworkers files human rights complaint against racist policing practices

Migrant farmworkers files human rights complaint against racist policing practices

  Last Monday, 54 migrant farm workers sought justice from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in a historic and potentially precedent-setting case. In October 2013, after a sexual assault that occurred near the community of Bayham, Ontario, the OPP conducted a DNA sweep to collect samples from approximately 95 migrant farm workers employed in […]

Despite his philandering IAD rules that marriage was genuine   

Despite his philandering IAD rules that marriage was genuine   

by Sukhram Ramkissoon Miriam (not her real name) was recently successful at the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD), after a panel member set aside the refusal of her spousal sponsorship application. A visa officer refused her spouse Donald’s (not real name) application for permanent residence. They are both from the Caribbean and were born on the […]

Liming with The Camera’s Cindy Ramkissoon on her birthday

Liming with The Camera’s Cindy Ramkissoon on her birthday

At the top of the picture: Liming with The Camera’s Cindy Ramkissoon on her birthday Bottom caption: The Caribbean Camera was along to celebrate the birthday of Cindy Ramkissoon of Immigration Matters. The celebration was held at Starlite Restaurant in Scarborough with close friends and family.     Here Cindy, 2nd from right, is seen […]

The latest Caribbean COVID 19 travel restrictions

The latest Caribbean COVID 19  travel restrictions

Most Caribbean islands have reopened to international tourism, and many islands have adopted different restrictions and requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. Here are the latest developments for travel from the U.S. to each Caribbean country. Anguilla Effective Nov. 1, all visitors 18 years and older must be fully vaccinated to enter Anguilla; pregnant women […]

Who gets into Canada could be affected by racism at Immigration Canada

Who gets into Canada could be affected by racism at Immigration Canada

  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) employees remain skeptical of the measures in place to tackle racism at their workplace, according to a new report. The “experiences of racism at IRCC include micro aggressions,biases in hiring and promotion as well as biases in the delivery of IRCCs programs, policies and client service,” the report […]

Black Nova Scotians send letters to ancestors who went to Sierra Leone in 1792

Black Nova Scotians send letters to ancestors who went to Sierra Leone in 1792

A new art installation at the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax explores their history and how people feel about the exodus nearly 230 years later. It was 1792 when nearly 1,200 Black Loyalists left Nova Scotia and set sail for West Africa in search of a better life. The British had promised to give […]

Group of American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Group of American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

A notorious gang is behind the kidnapping of a group of North American missionaries near Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, officials say. The five men, seven women and five children were returning from a visit to an orphanage when they were abducted last Saturday. Officials say they are being held by the 400 Mawozo gang – also […]

Second deportation order for criminality against landed immigrant quashed  

Second deportation order for criminality against landed immigrant quashed   

By Sukhram Ramkissoon Longtime readers of this column may recall the case of a landed immigrant from the Caribbean whom I referred to as Horace. Several years ago, Horace, who I represented at immigration hearings, was successful in his fight against deportation for “serious criminality.” In 2003, he had been charged with a series of […]

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