Hockey dad receives Canadian Immigrant Award

Hockey dad receives Canadian Immigrant Award

By Lincoln DePradine The Subbans remain a tightly knit family who spends time together, despite the busy schedule of three male adults who are professional hockey players. “When we get together, it’s like no time has passed,’’ said Karl Subban, who was chosen as one of the  2018 recipients of the “Top 25 Canadian Immigrant […]

Marlene allowed to remain in Canada after spousal applications were rejected

Marlene allowed to remain in Canada after spousal applications were rejected

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon    Marlene allowed to remain in Canada after spousal applications were rejected  In  previous  columns about Family Class Spousal Applications, I have  often stressed the importance of providing all the necessary documentation and proof of cohabitation to show that the relationship between the spouses is genuine. Often spousal applications are refused […]

After a long battle to remain in Canada, Maxine gets her papers

After a long battle to remain in Canada,  Maxine gets her papers

Immigration matters Sukhram Ramkissoon After a long battle to remain in Canada, Maxine gets her papers                In January 2016, Maxine (not her real name), a 52-year old woman from the Caribbean, came to my office for assistance in regularizing her status. She has had been “out of status” for about 24 years. Since […]

Jamaican mother loses court bid to stop her son’s adoption by Canadian woman

Jamaican mother loses court bid to stop her son’s adoption  by Canadian woman

A British Columbia  Provincial Court judge has ruled against a Jamaican mother’s bid to stop a Canadian woman from adopting her son. According to a  CBC news report,the ruling was recently handed down after a four-day hearing earlier this year, during which the 38-year old Jamaican woman applied to have a continuing custody order cancelled. That order handed custody of […]

Rastafarians face discrimination in some Caribbean countries – US State Department report

Rastafarians face discrimination in some Caribbean countries – US State Department report

The U.S. State Department said last week that Rastafarians in some Caribbean countries are still facing varied forms of discrimination. In its latest ‘International Religious Freedom Report for 2017,’ the US government said that Rastafarians claim they continue to face various forms of social discrimination in Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia […]

Detention and release under Canadian immigration law

Detention and release under Canadian immigration law

Immigration matters Sukhram Ramkissoon   Detention and release under Canadian immigration law In the many years that I have represented clients at immigration hearings, I have  found that people  who come to my office often do not have  basic information about  detention and  release under Canadian law. I would like, therefore, to discuss  this subject […]

Deportees granted permission to return to Canada

Deportees granted permission to return to Canada

Immigration Matter Sukhram Ramkissoon   Deportees granted permission to return to Canada  I have often discussed in my column the three types of Removal Orders issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). This week I will address the “Deportation Order,” and how it relates to a specific […]

UN team to investigate Trinidad -Tobago complaints in controversy over repatriation of Venezuelans

UN team to investigate Trinidad -Tobago complaints in controversy over repatriation of Venezuelans

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A complaint made by Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister      Dr Keith Rowley about a locally-based United Nations (UN) official’s “misinformed” comments following the repatriation of 82 Venezuelans last month, has got the attention of the UN’s Secretary General António Guterres. Acting Attorney General Stuart Young says Guterres plans […]

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