September 26, 2018
American Permanent Resident Granted Refuge
An elderly woman who had already become a permanent resident of the United States, was granted refugee status in Canada. Her claim was against her country of origin, but because of her American residency she was to be excluded from protection as she already had a safe alternative country in which to live. Our office prepared substantial disclosure and submissions to address exclusion and, after a lengthy review of recent jurisprudence with the Board Member, our client was granted Canada’s protection.
Our client, who came to Canada to be with her daughter, will now be applying for permanent residence in Canada.