June 26, 2020
This Week’s Success Story: From Criminal Inadmissibility to Family Reunification!
As a loving husband and new father, our client was ready to begin a new chapter of his life with his Canadian wife and child. He applied for permanent residence through spousal sponsorship. That’s when he received a letter from the Canadian immigration authorities saying that he might be inadmissible for criminality. Years ago, as a troubled teenager with abusive parents, he had bought marijuana at a friend’s request and was subsequently arrested and convicted for drug trafficking. Now, even though that conviction seemed like a lifetime ago, it could jeopardize the security of family.
Thankfully, we were able to help our client overcome the concerns of Canadian immigration officials. We documented the extensive steps he had taken to turn his life around: finishing university, working a stable job, finding faith, and ultimately fostering a healthy marriage and becoming a father. Combined with solid legal arguments based on the most recent case law, legislation, and guidelines, Canada saw that our client was no risk to anyone and allowed him to continue living with his family.