Impaired driving conviction makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada

Impaired driving conviction  makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada

Immigration Matters:- Sukhram Ramkissoon Impaired driving conviction  makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada I have recently received a letter from a ” regular reader” on a subject which I believe will be of interest to many readers of my column. Here is the letter followed by my response: Dear Mr. Ram, I am a refugee […]

Man charged after allegedly acting as unauthorized immigration consultant

Man charged after allegedly acting as unauthorized immigration consultant

A man has been charged with acting as an immigration consultant without being authorized as well as encouraging refugee claimants to misrepresent the facts on applications to remain in Canada. Francois Teasdale appeared in court in Montreal on Monday after being originally charged on Dec. 5 last under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. According […]

Judge sets aside direction to report for removal

Judge sets aside direction to report for removal

Immigration Matters: Sukhram Ramkissoon Judge sets aside direction to report for removal As we welcome the new year, let us remind ourselves, dear readers,  to act responsibly to avoid serious problems. Permanent residents of Canada  should also be reminded to apply for Canadian citizenship,  once they become eligible. Although the benefits of Canadian citizenship are […]

Undeclared children can now be sponsored

Undeclared children can now be sponsored

Immigration Matters    Sukhram Ramkissoon Undeclared child can now be sponsored                       A reader recently spoke to me about the Immigration Minister’s announcement on May 31 last  with respect to a child who was “undeclared” at the time he was landed.  He said he sponsored the child in 2017 and the application was refused.He then appealed to […]

Trinidadian woman granted second judicial review of her H&C application

Trinidadian woman granted second judicial review  of  her H&C application

  Immigration Matters    Sukhram Ramkissoon Trinidadian woman granted second judicial review of  her H&C application Back in October last year, I wrote about the plight of  Marion (not her real name) an out-of-status Trinidadian woman. Readers may recall that in her bid to regularize her status, Marion had filed an application seeking permanent residence from […]

Now easier for Caribbean nationals to apply for resident status

Now easier for Caribbean nationals to apply for resident status

OTTAWA, Canada — Building on a government commitment made earlier this year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says it is now easier for foreign nationals, including Caribbean immigrants to apply for temporary and permanent resident status within Canada. Last Tuesday, the immigration agency said foreign nationals applying from within Canada for temporary or permanent […]

An open letter to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino

An open letter to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon An open letter to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino Dear Mr. Minister, First of all, let me congratulate you on your appointment as  Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. It comes as no surprise that your appointment has been greeted with elation in your riding of Eglinton-Lawrence with its  large  immigrant community. […]

Trini-born playwright Mustapha Matura dies in London

Trini-born playwright Mustapha Matura dies in London

He was the first black dramatist to have his work performed in the West End, and he championed black writing through his theatre company  Mustapha Matura, who has died aged 79, was the pioneering Trinidadian dramatist who became the first black playwright to show in the West End and who co-wrote the first black sitcom […]

Caribbean officials said to be selling diplomatic passports

Caribbean officials said to be selling diplomatic passports

Politicians in the Caribbean are said to be involved in a corrupt trade of diplomatic posts in exchange for money, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed. In Diplomats for Sale, Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit exposes politicians in Dominica and Grenada willing to accept secret campaign contributions from wealthy foreign businessmen in exchange for diplomatic passports. […]

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