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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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15 Aug 2018

Not Inadmissible for Misrepresentation

Our office was retained to assist a woman accused of having misrepresented herself to Immigration authorities. She had sought to extend her temporary resident visa because she was being sponsored to Canada by her husband, yet later the husband advised Immigration authorities that their relationship was never genuine and that they had not cohabited. According to Immigration, they would never have issued the visa extension, had they known this information.

Over the length of a full-day hearing, we managed to establish that it was the husband not our client, who had misrepresented information to the Immigration authorities. This result required a great deal of documentary evidence, witness preparation, and oral argument. Our client’s record with Immigration is clean and she will not be issued an exclusion order barring her return to Canada.

8 Aug 2018

Successful Refugee Claim!

A man from the Caribbean was recently awarded Convention Refugee status on the basis of sexual orientation. We prepared an extensive collection of documents for this client, including a great deal of evidence about how members of the LGBT community are treated in his country of origin. Thanks to keen preparation and strong supporting evidence, our client was granted refugee status at the conclusion of his brief hearing.

Our client is now beginning his new life in Canada.

1 Aug 2018

Bench Positive for Mexican Refugees

A family from Mexico, fleeing gender-based violence, were accepted as refugees at the conclusion of their refugee hearing. Our office worked closely with the family to gather documentation and prepare them for the emotional testimony that would be provided. We obtained the Vulnerable Person designation, which allowed us additional lee-way in presenting evidence to the Refugee Protection Division. Ultimately, after emotionally charged testimony, the Member accepted that the claimants were credible, that state protection would not exist for them in Mexico, and that they could not live safely anywhere in their country.

This family will be applying for permanent residence in 2012, and can take comfort in the fact that they may establish a permanent home for themselves in Canada.

25 Jul 2018

Removal for Mother and Son

Our office was recently retained to delay the removal of our client’s mother and brother from Canada. The mother had an important, upcoming medical appointment, and the brother wanted to complete his school year. On this basis, our office was able to successfully argue that their removal from Canada should be deferred until after the appointment and the school year ended.

Now, the family will remain together in Canada until the summer, meaning that neither the mother’s health nor her brother’s education will be adversely affected. With a pending family-class sponsorship, the family hopes to be permanently reunited in the future.