September 13, 2021
This Week’s Success Story: Humanitarian and Compassionate Arguments Leads to Successful PR!
When one of our clients approached us, they were in a very difficult situation. They had fled from their home country where they were being pursued by family as well as the government. The family claimed refugee status which was eventually refused. They exhausted all of their appeal options and were worried about having to return to their country of origin where were they were in danger.
They then filed a humanitarian and compassionate application with a different representative, however they approached us for a second opinion. We believed that the application could be strengthened and to that end, we submitted an update to the humanitarian and compassionate application. The update highlighted the clients’ specific circumstances as well the current law and case law. Despite having no status in Canada and having been refused refugee status, the visa officer believed that there were sufficient humanitarian and compassionate factors, based on the arguments and evidence we submitted on the client’s behalf. The family was granted permanent residence in Canada and have since settled in and continued to grow their family here. We wish them all the best!