November 19, 2019
This Week’s Success Story: Family Finally Reunited After 10 Years
“Anna” spent years in Canada as a Temporary Foreign Worker, labouring hard to support her husband and children back home. She was thrilled when she finally qualified for Permanent Residence – only to find out that because of a paperwork mistake, the records from her home country showed that her husband was married to a different woman. Bigamy is a crime in Canada, so her husband was found criminally inadmissible. Sadly, Anna and her children were also found inadmissible too as his family members.
Anna tried everything to convince the Canadian government that her husband was not a bigamist. But even though she managed to convince Canada to let her stay, the government still considered her husband inadmissible after ten years.
We firmly believed that Anna’s situation was unfair. With our help, Anna and her husband proved that the only sensible interpretation of the law is that they had only ever been married to each other – in any country – and to no one else! Thanks to our efforts, Anna’s husband was finally vindicated, and landed in Canada this year. We wish them every joy as they enjoy their first Canadian Christmas together!