June 8, 2016
Criminal Inadmissibility Overturned – Temporary Resident Permit Issued After 6 Years
Our office assisted a client who had been found criminally inadmissible under the IRPA as a result of his former employment. However, the client had not worked with that organization for over a decade and, while there, worked in a role in which he had no involvement in any criminal acts. The client has been fighting since 2012 to see his daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren, who live in Canada. He retained our office in 2013 to assist with his TRV application and remained with us through his subsequent TRP and Judicial Review applications. Over the past six years, he has filed four separate Judicial Review applications, all of which were settled; the most recent Judicial Review application was filed earlier this year. Each time, we argued that the deciding officers, by failing to conduct the proper assessment, had continued to make similar errors in their decisions. Happily, after six long years, the Minister has finally consented to issuing a TRP to our client. He will now finally be able to see his daughter and grandchildren in the place that they call home!