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Our Recent Immigration Success Stories

At BLG we are privileged to work on behalf of many wonderful people, companies and associations. We represent immigration applicants from far outside Canada from the time they step foot into the country’s airport waiting rooms all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Our immigration clients often tell us after their case is concluded it would have helped to know of similar stories that are real and not just what you hear on the street. So every month we post a few stories to celebrate our immigration success stories and offer some comfort to those who will soon embark on a similar journey…

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16 May 2022

This Week’s Success Story: Deportation Prevented!

Our office was recently retained to respond to a Procedural Fairness Letter issued by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) from a client who had incurred a criminal conviction potentially rendering him criminally inadmissible to Canada.

In consideration of the client’s personal and family circumstances as well as his path to rehabilitation, we prepared a comprehensive submission package, supported by the law, advocating that the s.44 report should not be referred to the Immigration Division. CBSA positively considered the arguments put forth by our office, and decided to not proceed with the s.44 referral or deportation action, providing our client with a warning letter instead.

2 May 2022

Another Federal Court Success: H&C Application Refusal Set Aside by the Federal Court

We were approached by a client who had received a refusal of their permanent residence application based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds (“H&C application”). We assisted in initiating an Application for Leave and for Judicial Review to challenge the refusal at the Federal Court of Canada. After thoroughly reviewing the file, as well as the Officer’s notes for the decision, we carefully crafted legal arguments to explain why the decision was unfair and unreasonable. After reviewing our written submissions, the Court granted Leave to have an oral hearing.

At the hearing, we highlighted for the Court the areas of the decision which demonstrated the Officer’s reasoning was in error and inconsistent with the law, including that the Officer did not properly assess our client’s noted inadmissibility, the entire reason H&C was being sought in the first place. While the Judge did not make a decision at the hearing, we were pleased to receive the decision a few months later, as the Judge ultimately accepted our arguments and agreed to set the refusal of our client’s H&C application aside, and ordered Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) to assign a new Officer to re-determine and make a new decision on the application. We are very happy to have been able to assist our clients in achieving this result, and we wish them all the best!

22 Feb 2022

This Week’s Success Story: Couple Reunited in Canada

We were retained by a couple living across the world from each other, who wanted to reunite and spend their lives together in Canada. We assisted in preparing an Application for Permanent Residence supported by an Application to Sponsor and Sponsorship Undertaking by our client’s spouse in Canada and awaited a response from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

When we received the decision, we were ecstatic to learn that our client’s application was approved and in such a short period of time. We are thrilled to have been able to achieve this excellent result and be a part of their journey. We were recently notified that our client landed in Canada and her and her spouse are starting to build their lives together. We wish them the very best!

26 Jan 2022

This Week’s Success Story: Overcoming Criminality and Misrepresentation Leads to Spousal Sponsorship Success!

We are pleased to share a recent success on a particularly difficult case. We prepared an overseas spousal sponsorship application, for a Canadian residing overseas, which also involved two separate inadmissibilities, first for criminality and also for prior misrepresentations. We worked together with the sponsor and applicant to prepare a comprehensive and compelling package, which took considerable time, although the investment was well worth it. The applicant’s applications and exemption was granted, allowing the couple to reunite permanently in Canada, in under 14 months from filing the application with IRCC.