Prospective immigrant placed on cash bond of $10,000

Prospective immigrant placed on  cash bond of  $10,000

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon  Prospective immigrant placed on  cash bond of  $10,000 I am representing Gemma 56, and son Roy 21 (not real names) from the Caribbean who retained my firm to pursue a humanitarian and compassionate application from within Canada.  Gemma initially came to Canada in mid 2010 and her son later joined her. […]

Immigrants and refugees comprise nearly half of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases – report

Immigrants and refugees comprise nearly half  of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases – report

 Immigrants, refugees and other newcomers accounted for nearly 44 per cent of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases in the first half of the year, according to a report released last week by the ICES, a non-profit research institute based in Toronto. ICES examined provincial health administrative data collected between Jan. 15 and June 13, 2020. Immigrants and […]

Judge blocks asylum screening by US border protection agents

Judge blocks asylum screening by US border protection agents

SAN DIEGO, California  — A federal judge on Monday blocked US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum, dealing a setback to one of the Trump administration’s efforts to rein in asylum. The nationwide injunction will likely have little, if any, immediate impact because the government has […]

Trinidadian family granted refugee protection in Canada

Trinidadian family granted refugee protection in Canada

During the 1980s, thousands of people fled their native Trinidad and Tobago seeking refugee protection in Canada. While many of them were allowed to remain in Canada “on humanitarian and compassionate grounds,” only a small number were found to have a “credible basis” for their refugee claims. And  a small percentage have been granted protection […]

Visitors can apply for work permit without having to leave Canada, under new policy

Visitors can apply for work permit without having to leave Canada, under new policy

OTTAWA —Visitors who are currently in Canada and have a valid job offer will be able to apply for an employer-specific work permit and, if approved, receive the permit without having to leave the country, as a result of a new public policy announced on Monday by   Immigration.Minister Marco Mendicino. According to a news release […]

Son finally re-united with family in Canada

Son finally re-united with family in Canada

By Sukhram Ramkissoon   This is the story of the struggles and triumph of Kenny Rooplal 41, from South Trinidad. Kenny has consented for his information and story to be published in this article. Kenny last entered Canada from the USA, as a visitor on November 13, 2017 and has maintained his visitor’s status until the […]

Pathway to permanent residency recognizes exceptional service of asylum claimants – Immigration Minister

Pathway to permanent residency recognizes exceptional service of asylum claimants – Immigration Minister

MONTREAL -—Front-line workers play a critical role in keeping Canadians healthy. In recognition of their exceptional service the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced last week a temporary measure that will provide a pathway to permanent residency for asylum claimants working in the health-care sector during the COVID-19 […]

Foreign-trained doctors file human rights complaint claiming systemic discrimination

Foreign-trained doctors file human rights complaint  claiming systemic discrimination

VANCOUVER – A group of internationally-trained physicians and medical graduates have taken their fight against what they call systemic racism in British Columbia’s residency program to the province’s human rights tribunal. The 33-page complaint, filed earlier this month, names B.C.’s Ministry of Health, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (CPSBC) and the University […]

Protesters denounce changes to Quebec immigration program

Protesters denounce changes to Quebec  immigration program

MONTREAL — Demonstrators denounced proposed changes to a Quebec immigration program that fast-tracks foreign students and workers, describing the reforms during several protests  on Saturday as a dehumanizing vision of immigration policy. The changes to the Quebec experience program are expected to come into effect soon and demonstrators holding signs that read “A promise is […]

Migrant workers hold rally seeking full immigration status in Canada

Migrant workers hold rally seeking full immigration status in Canada

An activist group supporting migrant workers held a virtual rally on Sunday that called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and MPs to immediately extend full immigration status for all non-permanent residents. The  rally, sponsored by the Migrant Rights Network, featured a series of farm workers, caregivers, construction workers and others who expressed the difficulties of […]

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