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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13 Feb 2019

Woman Seeking to Defend Her Interests in Lawsuit Granted Stay of Removal

With a pending humanitarian and compassionate application already filed and a lawsuit in progress, an Enforcement Officer refused to defer our client’s removal from Canada. On an emergency basis, our team pulled together an urgent motion to Federal Court requesting that her removal be stayed. We were successful in our arguments, and she will now have more time in Canada to gather evidence in support of her lawsuit and to make her bid for permanent residence.

6 Feb 2019

Federal Court Gave Failed Refugee a Second Chance

he Federal Court agreed with our assessment that the Refugee Protection Division incorrectly assessed a Tamil woman’s fear of return to Sri Lanka. Our client, who had withdrawn her claim for asylum in the USA, was deemed not to truly fear return; this decision was made while ignoring our client’s desire to be reunited with her family in Canada.

She will now have the opportunity to present her claim for refugee protection again, and while awaiting her new hearing she is able to remain with her family in Canada

30 Jan 2019

A Stay of Removal for Criminal Inadmissibility

A young man came to our office with his removal order appeal scheduled for only days later. Charged with several crimes, stemming from his involvement with a gang, our office worked over time to interview and prepare our client, his family members and his employer for the hearing. Having removal stayed, where it is based on multiple criminal charges and alleged gang involvement, is not a simple matter. At the close of the first hearing, the Board was still not convinced that our client had taken steps to turn his life around and be a good and supportive father to his children. Our office engaged in post-hearing negotiations, involving the use of DNA evidence, and were able to establish that our client would not pose future risk to Canadians and deserved this second chance.

He now lives with his partner and their children, with whom he has taken an active parental role. Without a stay of removal, it is likely that he would have had very little contact with his children in the future, and this family would have forever been ripped apart.

23 Jan 2019

Parental Sponsorship Application Approved Under H&C Grounds!

Earlier this week we won an appeal for a son whose application to sponsor his mother was refused because he did not meet the necessary income requirements. At the hearing, we argued strenuously that the appeal ought to be allowed based on humanitarian and compassionate considerations. We provided strong evidence of the applicant mother’s difficult circumstances in her country of origin and prepared the family members to provide oral testimony. We are so pleased for this family who will now be reunited in Canada!