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Canadian Immigration Lawyers In Austin

When you decide to immigrate to Canada from the United States, it is very important that you understand the overall immigration process as well as any procedural regulations and requirements, and how they apply to you and your situation. The immigration process is not easy, and you may need help. First, you will need to […]

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Questions to ask an immigration lawyer in Austin

Are you planning on immigrating to the United States? If you want to live in Austin, Texas, an immigration lawyer can help you get there. But not all immigration lawyers are the same, so you will need to do some research before you can find the one that is right for you.  Having a list […]

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What if I am facing a removal order in Canada to the United States in 2012?

Many people have heard of being deported from Canada. A deportation order is only one of three different types of removal orders that are carried out by the Canada Border Services Agency.  The three types are: 1. A departure order, where you need to leave Canada within 30 days of a specific date. If you […]

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How Can I Obtain a Green Card for the US in Austin in 2012?

Obtaining a green card for the United States, also knows as lawful permanent residence in the United States, is the goal of many who want to immigrate to the United States. There are several different paths to obtaining a green card for the US.  Family sponsorships for a US Green Card A relative in the […]

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New lawsuit shines light on immigration lawyer fraud

Two lawsuits filed in Superior Court allege immigration lawyer fraud. We have written extensively about immigration fraud perpetrated by Immigration Consultants. Sadly, now it’s the immigration lawyer’s turn. According to two lawsuits filed in San Francisco Superior Court this week, an immigration lawyer defrauded thousands of people looking for a better life in the United […]

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Immigrant investor applications to be accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

On December 1, 2010, applications for the federal Immigration Investor Program will be accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The program was suspended in June 2010 because of a backlog in applications, as well as to prevent a spike in applications after recent changes were made. New qualifications for Immigrant investor applications […] Visaplace.com Canada […]

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Spousal Sponsorship “Marriage of Convenience” issues continued…

As part of our ongoing reporting on the Canadian government’s crackdown on “Marriage of Convenience” cases for Spousal Sponsorship, here are the latest developments. In early November a woman in British Columbia was arrested on bigamy charges for being legally married to two people at once in different cities in order to sponsor two different […]

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Study says immigrants vital to Canada’s growth

A study released by the Conference Board of Canada this week has found that immigration is vital to Canada. The 60-page report was just released and is expected to inform both the Canadian government and Canadian businesses on the value of immigration. The Conference Board of Canada is a not-for-profit independent research organization that releases […]

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Canadian government targets higher immigrant numbers for 2011

The Government of Canada announced its plans for immigration in 2011 at the beginning of this month when it tabled its annual plan in Parliament, which is typically done before November 1st every year. Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenny said in a media release that, “Canada’s post-recession economy demands a high level of […]

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Defense of Marriage Act deports same-sex immigrants in US

The United States 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) identifies marriage as only being between a man and a woman under federal law. This means that in the case of immigration law, which is a federal matter, same sex couples who are legally married in states where gay marriage is legal are still subject to […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Meeting on “Marriages of Convenience” for Preventing Sponsorship Fraud

Over Halloween weekend, Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney hosted a meeting in Montreal to discuss preventing “marriages of convenience” for immigration reasons in Canada. The meeting was the third such meeting on immigration held by the Minister, who has been meeting with various communities across Canada throughout the month to discuss […]

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Spousal Sponsorship gone Bad: Family and Immigration law don’t always see “eye to eye”

CBC reported last week that a Canadian man who was married to a Ukrainian woman for a short time now wants her deported. He still pays spousal support for the woman, who he met through a dating website. He applied for a visitor’s visa (temporary resident visa) on her behalf, and married her shortly after […]

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So how do your lawyers communicate with you?

Or do they? A big, perhaps, one of the biggest concerns immigration clients express is the level of accessibility they will have to their lawyers. After all people are playing thousands of dollars for legal services that will have a major impact on their lives i.e., moving to a new country temporarily or permanently.  Sadly, […]

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Immigration and Refugee Board refusal sends man back to Mexico

The assistant to a journalist allegedly killed during Mexico’s drug violence had been denied refugee status. The man was the assistant to Amado Ramírez Dillane, who was prominent among Mexican journalists and covered the drug cartel violence and the activities of government officials, leaving him with a number of enemies. He was killed in April […]

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Arizona welcomes refugees but hunts down illegal immigrants

Despite the state of Arizona’s recent proposed anti-illegal immigration law that was severely modified before being passed, Arizona is becoming known as a haven for refugees from war-torn countries like Iraq, Somalia and Myanmar. The famous Arizona law had dealt with illegal immigrants, but thousands upon thousands of legal immigrants and refugees are welcome in […]

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