Canada

Canadians, Others Brace As U.S. Shuffles Green Card Deck December 2, 2018

Canadians and other nationals are bracing against a serious new threat to their eligibility to get green cards under American immigration policy. This, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just sidestepped another U.S. threat, by grudgingly signing the USMCA free trade agreement without getting a..

A record number of US citizens are seeking asylum in Canada November 15, 2018

Bill Bostock and Michelle Mark, TORONTO, (REUTERS): A record number of US citizens applied for asylum in Canada during 2017, the most since 1994. A total of 2,550 US citizens applied for asylum Canada in 2017 — six times more than in 2016, according to data from Immigration, Refugees and..

Canada’s Trudeau grilled on efforts to turn back asylum seekers May 2, 2018

Anna Mehler Paperny, TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers faced questions in parliament on Tuesday a day after Reuters reported that Canada wants the legal authority to turn back thousands of asylum seekers crossing the border illegally. A Canadian official..

Immigration disappointment looms for Canada’s young foreign students April 30, 2018

The federal government’s decision to allow unlimited numbers of international students into Canada, especially as minors, is setting up many for disappointment when they later apply for permanent resident status, say specialists. The number of foreign students coming to Canada jumped by 20 per..

Quebec mosque shooter motivated by Canada’s policy of welcoming refugees April 15, 2018

By Dakin Andone, (CNN): A man who killed six worshippers at a Quebec City mosque told an investigator he carried out the January 2017 attack after seeing reports the Canadian government would welcome more refugees into the country, according to CNN partner CBC. A video of Alexandre Bissonnette's..

ICE Use Facebook to Find Immigrant Suspects April 7, 2018

The illicit use of data mined from Facebook has generated headlines lately, but now a new report from The Intercept has accused Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of also using Facebook data to locate and track suspected undocumented immigrants in the US. The report cites a case in which..

The US Deports 43 Cambodian Nationals April 7, 2018

On Thursday, 43 Cambodian nationals were deported from the US to the capital city of Phnom Peth in their native country under a law enabling repatriation for immigrants who do not have US citizenship and who have committed a felony offense. The group is the largest sent back to Cambodia under the..

Trump Slams Immigration Laws April 7, 2018

President Donald Trump slammed the immigration laws of the US and revisited comments made during his election campaign about criminals from Mexico during a speech on Thursday, which was intended to concern tax law. Republicans had hoped that the law, which will see a tax cut for the majority of..

EB-5 US Visa Applicants Advised to File Quickly April 7, 2018

With many US visa programs being tightened up by the US government and some Senators pushing for immigrant investors US visas to undergo comprehensive reform, individuals of high net worth considering moving to the US are being advised to speed up their US visa applications by immigration..

Dramatic Reduction in Indian H-1B US Visa Filing April 7, 2018

There has been a dramatic reduction in the number of H-1B US visa applications filed by IT companies in India. Many foreign nationals are also increasingly reluctant to start working for companies in the US, due to the tough anti-immigration stance taken by the Trump administration, according to a..

Trump Will Use the Military on US Border April 7, 2018

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said that he would have the US military guard the border between the US and Mexico as he indicated a further crackdown on illegal immigration is on the way while slamming current US border laws as being too weak. Trump has made public remarks as well as comments..

Quota Set for Immigration Judges April 7, 2018

Quotas for immigration judges have apparently been set for the first time by the Department of Justice (DOJ), which will require them to have a certain amount of cases closed per year. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that judges were notified late last week by the DOJ that their..

H-1B US Visa Process Gets Tougher April 7, 2018

While Congress continues to make President Donald Trump’s hopes for creating an immigration system based more around merit seem unlikely to come to fruition, the Trump administration is proceeding to make it harder for high-skilled immigrants to get H-1B US visas. A program granting US visas to..

Trump Says No Deal for DREAMers April 7, 2018

On Sunday, President Donald Trump said that there would now be no deal for the millions of Dreamers – the undocumented young immigrants who came to the US when they were minors – while also calling for tough new anti-immigration legislation to be passed by the Republicans in Congress and..

Immigration Attorney Faces Asylum Fraud Charges April 7, 2018

The police have charged a New York-based immigration attorney with asylum fraud, after the alleged submission of fraudulent forms for over 180 of her clients. Geoffrey S Berman, the Southern District of New York’s US Attorney, says that 42-year-old Andreea Dumitru has been charged with making..

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