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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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.

18 Jul 2018

Removal Order Cancelled for Long-Time Permanent Resident

Years ago, our office was retained to assist a Canadian permanent resident who was facing removal from Canada because of having obtained a criminal record. This man had been in Canada since he was a child, and had no family remaining in his country of origin. However, his criminal record was serious and so the government had issued a removal order against him. We appealed the order.

After seven years of having his removal from Canada stayed by the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD), we succeeded in having the IAD cancel his removal order allowing him to remain in Canada. At his fourth reconsideration hearing, the IAD agreed that our client had taken positive and proactive steps to comply with Immigration and to not commit any further criminal acts. Our client now need not fear removal, as he can remain in Canada with his family with all the rights of a permanent resident.