Federal Court grants Nigerian refugee claimant stay of removal

Federal Court grants Nigerian refugee claimant stay of removal

by Sukhram Ramkissoon According to a recent Federal Court decision, a 60-year-old citizen of Nigeria whom I will refer to as Samuel, sought refugee protection in Canada based on his risk due to a land dispute as well as his bisexuality. The Refugee Protection Division (“RPD”) rejected the claim and found that his claim was manifestly […]

Pakistan’s HUM Awards 2022 returns to Canada

Pakistan’s HUM Awards 2022 returns to Canada

Pakistan’s biggest television entertainment awards show, HUM Awards, featuring the country’s megastars and performances by the heartthrobs of the country, will be held at the First Ontario Centre, Canada, on September 24, 2022. The annual awards ceremony is one of the major attractions of South Asia’s entertainment landscape due to the immense popularity of HUM […]

Eighty-year-old UK visitor allowed to apply for permanent residence from within Canada

Eighty-year-old UK visitor allowed to apply for permanent residence from within Canada

By Sukhram Ramkisssoon A Federal Court judge has ruled that foreign nationals applying for permanent residence in Canada may ask the Minister to use their discretion to relieve them from requirements in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, because of humanitarian and compassionate factors. As stated in Supreme Court of Canada cases, the purpose of humanitarian […]

She waited 16 months for work permit, then it expired on the same day it was issued

She waited 16 months for work permit, then it expired on the same day it was issued

A refugee claimant who fled from civil war in Ethiopia says she’s exasperated after Canada’s Immigration Department made a silly mistake on her work permit — leaving her still unable to work, study, or get adequate health care as she’s waited more than 16 months for her refugee case to move forward. Eden Zebene has […]

Visiting Ras Freeman

Visiting Ras Freeman

  By Anthony Joseph Anthony Joseph, publisher of The Caribbean Camera, was one of two Canadian media representatives who were in Antigua for the recent carnival as guests of the government of Antigua and Barbuda. One of the highlights of my visit to Antigua during the recent carnival was a tour of Ras Freeman, the […]

Bisexual Jamaican man granted refugee protection in Canada

Bisexual Jamaican man granted refugee protection in Canada

 By Sukhram   Ramkissoon   A 33-year-old male from Jamaica was recently granted refugee protection status in Canada as he established that he faces a serious possibility of persecution throughout Jamaica. His claim was heard in April 2022 and accepted earlier this month by the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration Refugee Board (IRB) who determined […]

Paying homage to Africans who died in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade

Paying homage to Africans who died in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade

By Lincoln DePradine Evie Auchinvole remembers a time when the Black people she knew and met were family members and a few friends. She says the growth in the number of Black Canadians, with the arrival of immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa, has impacted her life positively. “I remember when immigration first started trickling, […]

Applicant gets another chance at permanent residency

Applicant gets another chance at permanent residency

By Sukhram Ramkissoon Recently a 49-year-old citizen of Jamaica, who I will refer to as Ricardo, was a former permanent resident of Canada and was successful in the Federal Court in having a negative humanitarian and compassionate application for permanent residence set aside. The facts of his case are as follows: He first arrived in […]

Rejection of spousal application by visa officer set aside by immigration appeal division

Rejection of spousal application by visa officer set aside by immigration appeal division

  By Sukhram Ramkissoon I recently represented a 58-year-old Muslim Cleric who was successful in having the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) set aside the refusal of his sponsorship for his 38-year-old spouse. For the purposes of this article, I will refer to the sponsor as Alim and his spouse as Fatima. Alim and Fatima were […]

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