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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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9 Mar 2016

Inadmissibility Finding in Judicial Review Considered Unreasonable

Our firm successfully represented an Applicant who had been found inadmissible to Canada for being a danger to the security of Canada in his Judicial Review application to the Federal Court. Our team provided strong arguments both in written and oral submissions to put forward the position that there was no evidence upon which to base the finding that then Applicant presented a danger to the security of Canada. The Federal Court Judge agreed with our position and allowed the Judicial Review, finding that the Officer’s determination as to the Applicant’s inadmissibility was unreasonable.

2 Mar 2016

Successful Parental Sponsorship Appeal Before the IAD

Our firm successfully represented an Appellant before the Immigration Appeal Division whose parental sponsorship appeal was allowed on consent following an Alternative Dispute Resolution conference. Our team provided extensive evidence and submissions at the early resolution stage to argue that the Appellant and his wife were currently in a financial situation to sponsor the Appellant’s parents. Our team also argued that the other humanitarian and compassionate factors weighed in favour of the appeal being granted, as the Appellant, an only child, had a responsibility to care for his parents who were living on their own and apart from any other family members. Through this early preparation we were able to obtain a positive result for our client, as the Appellant’s appeal was allowed before proceeding to a hearing.

24 Feb 2016

Medical Admissibility Case Approved After 4.5 Years!

We are pleased to report that a medical admissibility case was recently approved after having been in process with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for over 4½ years, that dealt with both social and medical service excessive demands. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada was concerned with the need for specialized education, speech therapy, and expensive medicine and treatment. A detailed Plan was prepared and submitted to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada addressing all the identified needs. An updated Plan was also sent thereafter, demonstrating that the dependent applicant would not cause an excessive demand in light of the individual’s personal medical circumstances and the Plan presented that would alleviate any burden to the Province for the identified social services.

17 Feb 2016

Parental Sponsorship Refused in Error

Recently we had a consultation with a client who had filed an application to sponsor their parents.  Unexpectedly, they received a refusal letter from Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The application of their parents was refused for allegedly them not providing the required documents. The sponsors were really desperate and did not know what to do, because, according to their account, they had provided the requested documents on time, not once, but twice. The sponsors and applicants retained our firm to help them with the application. We reviewed all the documents and realized that IRCC made a mistake in refusing the application, as the documents were submitted to them.We wrote a reconsideration letter to the visa office, supported by the evidence we gathered that in fact the documents had been submitted and the acknowledgments of receipt were sent to the applicants.Within a few days, the visa office wrote to us that they would re-open the file and continue processing the application. At the same time, they requested additional documents. The clients were very happy about the outcome of their case.