More than 300 people, a number that only continues to grow, around the world, who are awaiting immigration visas, have filed legal notices against the Federal Court of Canada as they wait in a lengthy Canadian immigration backlog, some since 2004. It is important to note that this is not a class-action lawsuit. Thus, a court ruling would apply only to those involved in the litigation. This means, from a backlog of 900 000 applications, only 300 of them have access to a court ruling.
There were a great deal of Canadian immigration applications that were filed between 2008 and 2010, and even before February 2008, when new laws were brought in to fast-track new applications from skilled workers. However, there were also new laws that capped the number of skilled-worker applications. The skilled-worker backlog was reduced from 641,000 people to 314,000, with 140,000 applicants from the early phase of the program who are still waiting for a decision. Some applications have been in progress for as long as 26 months.
This is not the first time: the federal government has been faced with a legal situation due to backlogging and challenges by the court to new regulations from 2002 to 2003. In response, Ottawa offered a $2.9 million settlement to 105,000 backlogged applicants, agreeing to get rid of the new rule that affected pre-existing applications negatively
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Before you move to another country, you may want to take the time to talk to lawyers to find out what is required of you during this move. There are things that you will need to do differently in every country. Moving to the UK is not the same as moving to Brazil or Canada. You should ask the top UK immigration lawyers a few different things to make sure that you do not make a mistake that could make it impossible for you to move to the country. If you work things out with them beforehand, you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble. Below are a few things that should be addressed.
First of all, you need to ask about the paperwork. Becoming a citizen of another country is not easy. There will be many forms that you have to fill out. You will need to provide proof that you really are who you claim to be. If you have a family, you will also need to provide these things for each member. The sooner you can get this process started, the better. Ask the lawyer what paperwork you will need and where you can get it. You can then start to get things in order long before you want to move.
Next, you may want to ask about your children. If they are born in the UK, are they automatically citizens even though you are from somewhere else? Do they have a choice between the two countries? Is it possible for them to get dual citizenship so that they can live wherever they would like? It is good to ask about these things even if you do not plan to have any children at this time. You still should know what the ramifications of the move will be for anyone in your family. You need to find out what will be required later if you do end up having children. It is possible to come back to the lawyers and ask these questions later, but it is often best to do this before you move just in case it will impact your decision.
Finally, you should ask about the cost. What types of fees are there? Are there any expenses that you may not have considered? You will already have some idea about the cost of the move as far as travel and transportation are concerned. You need to know about any other fees so that you can make sure that you have enough money. You do not want to be surprised by a bill that you did not expect. If you are, it could make it financially impossible for you to carry your plans.
Opulentus Overseas Careers provides quality visa processing services to migrate to Denmark. The consultant makes entire process of immigration easy and trouble free for clients. Starting from visa advice to settling in Denmark, Opulentus caters to all the aspects of immigrating to Denmark. The company has experienced professionals who suggest suitable visa to the client depending upon his/her personal and professional preferences of migrating to Denmark. The visa is advised keeping in consideration the profile of client, motive of migrating to Denmark, required criteria which the client fulfils and the future aspirations of the client. Visa guidance after so many checks authenticate that the visa suggested is accurate and most suitable for client. Once the visa is decided by the client, the consultants tell about entire immigration process and requirements of migrating to Denmark. The client is suggested step by step regarding the documents required, is prepared for the interview process and is also told about the policies and procedures of Denmark. The health policies, accommodation guidance, common rules and lifestyle are some of the areas regarding which suggestions are provided to clients. In addition, if a client avails job assistance service then his/her resume is forwarded to consultants in Denmark which makes it easier for the client to get a job. After reaching Denmark, the client is provided all the required assistance to settle in the country. The pickup facility from airport, accommodation assistance and job assistance are some of the services which a client enjoys after landing in Denmark. All these services help the client to acquaint with the country and start a fresh life. Opulentus Overseas Careers is known for such value added services and has been assisting clients to settle in Denmark past many years. Numerous individuals and families are settled in Denmark after taking services of Opulentus. Hence, if you are thinking of migrating to Denmark take services of Opulentus and fulfil your dream of settling in Denmark. Opulentus only guides about the visa process and forwards resume for job but ultimate clearance of visa as well as getting a job is in client’s hands and Opulentus does not guarantee success in any of these.
The Ellis Island Immigrant Facility was the main entry point immigrants had to pass through, from January 1, 1892, until November 12, 1954, in order to enter the United States. It was here that all transatlantic immigrants were inspected, processed, and sometimes held in quarantine About 2% of immigrants were not allowed entry to the United States, and were returned to their home country, earning Ellis Island the nicknames The Island of Tears and Heartbreak Island.
Ellis Island is situated at the mouth of the Hudson River, in New York Harbor, between Jersey City, New Jersey, and New York City, New York. It was originally called Little Oyster Island, and was later named after the man who first owned it, Samuel Ellis.
Prior to 1891, the Castle Garden Immigration Depot in Manhattan was used to process immigrants entering the United States.
Immigrants disembarking onto Ellis Island were viewed by doctors; those who were visibly sick or had obvious medical needs had symbols marked on their clothing in chalk. For example, if a woman was obviously pregnant, the letter PG would be chalked on her clothing; the letter C signified conjunctivitis; an X meant the immigrant was suspected of having mental illness; a circled X meant the immigrant displayed definite symptoms of mental illness.
Some managed to enter the country by turning their clothing inside out or slyly wiping the marks off. For healthy immigrants it generally took from two to five hours to be processed before being admitted into the United States.
For those less fortunate, those who appeared to be ill in either mind or body, the process could take days in the facility hospital. Many of the sick died in the hospital. Immigrants with contagious disease, insanity, or criminal background were rejected; so, too, were those unable to work or without any viable skills.
Some of the buildings on Ellis Island were damaged during World War I, but the facility was still used to intern some enemies, as well as process returning injured or sick U.S. soldiers.
The year 1907 was a busy one for the facility: more than a million immigrants were processed. Mid-April of that year saw a day where nearly 12,000 immigrants were processed. But after the Immigration Act of 1924, which restricted immigration and also allowed processing at embassies over seas, Ellis Island became mainly a detention and deportation processing facility.
Today, Ellis Island is a national landmark and historic site and houses a museum.
For many Americans, their U.S. citizenship issued at birth is something they dont think twice about. But for applying immigrants, citizenship is a serious goal.
Hopefully most American natural born citizens understand that citizenship is one of the most greatly desired gifts this countrys government can bestow on its citizens. For those of us who have not had to go through the process of becoming a U.S Citizen apart from being naturally born here, there is only one other way to become U.S. citizens and that is by the often times-lengthy process of what is known as “naturalization”.
Naturalization can often times be a complicated process so you should consult with an immigration lawyer rather than attempting this yourself. Even something as simple as travel within the country or state is something that a person needs to know the rules about and this is where an Immigration lawyer is needed so that you have someone to ask questions such as “How long does it take for USCIS to issue work permission and travel permission?” or “When should I renew my work and travel permission?”
Learning about your new country and its rights and the responsibilities that accompany citizenship is an important part of being a good citizen and at the USCIS and the Office of Citizenship they have developed a great amount of resources and a variety of educational materials that allow immigrants to learn more about U.S. history and government as they prepare for the naturalization test.
A final thought on the naturalization process; in addition to finding good counsel and being represented by an immigration lawyer, there are general requirements that the USCIS will look for by those who look to make our great country their home, to name just a few: good moral character, a knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government, and favorable disposition toward the United States.
Three Tips on How To Overcome Adversity and Become ‘The successful Immigrant
Like they say, success lives clues. When you see people who made a successful life for themselves and their families, ask what path they followed to get them where they are. Specially, if the person you admire is an immigrant, there is a lot to learn from their success. What is their secret to succeed in a new country where the language and culture is so different than their background? I have three clues for you. I want to share with you the secrets of successful immigrants. Can you keep secretes? I know you do.
Most immigrants don’t even speak English when they arrive to America. I didn’t. I guess the 1st clue in being successful in America in this case would be, learning how to communicate well in English language. If a person speaks the language of the society, it makes achieving success a lot either.
Take a look around and see those immigrants that you know and admire their success, I bet you they have mastered the English language at least to the point of being understood with out difficulty. I say, if you dream to succeed in America that is one big clue to think about and consider mastering.
Mastering the language is like moving one big roadblock off your way. Moving this roadblock out of your way, will definitely improve your chance to jump to the next level and reach the top where your idols are.
The 2nd clue to why or how immigrants succeed in America is their discipline in the way they manage their money. Have you noticed, most immigrants don’t really eat out that-much? They don’t buy microwave dinners either, because they are more expensive than 10lb bag of potato. They are not big-time visitors of American Malls. Most immigrants don’t use credit cards. They are afraid of being in debt, (I heard some say, I don’t want to be a slave to credit card companies) so they buy most everything with cash. What that means is, they don’t live beyond their means. Because they don’t spend too much, they save some towards a business that they want to own in the near future. Sooner or later, most immigrants that followed this common discipline end up owning their own business and reaching their dreams of being successful.
The 3rd clue, immigrants not only have a discipline in managing their money, but also they work so…..hard to earn their money. Go ahead look around, you will find that most immigrants work more than 12 hours a day; most 7 days a week. No wonder why they are so careful with their spending.
There you go, now you know the secretes to immigrants success. If you found it useful, go ahead and give it a try, you might like to apply it to your own success discipline.
Since the market generally caters to the needs of the consumers, the whopping number of travel companies and travel guides speaks volumes about the need for traveling. With 195 official countries in the world and each having its own unique culture, customs and traditions, traveling is a surely a way of increasing ones awareness of the lives of other people.
The main benefit of globe trotting is knowledge and awareness. However, people may travel for different reasons and those bitten by wanderlust only need an excuse to travel. Besides business, people may like to travel for leisure during holidays. They may like to move away from the crowds and din of city life to a more calm and quiet place such as hilly regions. They would like to travel just for fun and recreation or for exploring new places.
The billion-dollar tourism industry is am ample proof of how much people like to travel. Travel has its own charms for the nature lovers. Many of us can boast of staying in the lap of luxury but there are very few who can boast of staying in the lap of nature. Traveling gives the nature lovers a chance be surrounded by mist and clouds, hear a nightingale sing or build a sand castle on a seashore.
While discussing the reasons why people love to travel we cannot ignore the food lovers who like to sample the cuisine from different parts of the world.
The growing threat of global warming has lead to the emergence of the new concept of ecotourism. Ecotourism can be described as a nature-based tourism that helps in safeguarding the interest of our fragile planet. The eco-traveler visits natural areas while taking care not to affect the integrity of the ecosystem.
So generally speaking people travel for the following reasons:
* Exploring different places
* Sampling the cuisines
* Soothing their tired souls after hectic schedules.
* Being close to the nature
Besides these reasons there is another unusual reason and that is the curative effect of travel. An incident that proves the therapeutic effect of travel is about a man who had only one year left to live due to an incurable heart disease.
Instead of spending his time in misery he decided to go backpacking with his wife. In the absence of the stress of his demanding job and the daily grind of life the mans health improved to the extent that he became normal.
Such incidences show how taking out some time to travel to some peaceful place can heal the body, mind and the soul. However, in order to make most of the healing effect of travel or to make the most of it, it is necessary to leave all the worries behind.
New York-based immigration lawyer Naresh M. Gehi, presented his new book ‘Immigration for Everyone!’ at an event at the United Nations Church Center in New York City on April 20. The location was chosen to help dispel a lot of doubts with regard to immigration among the diplomats and others working at the international organization.
Dispelling common apprehensions which he described was due to lack of information, he said that in his book he has attempted to present a simple, step-by-step guidance to readers who will find that obtaining a U.S. visa or green card was not as challenging as they had thought.
Gehi said that ‘Immigration For Everyone!’ has been purposely written and organized in a ‘reader-friendly’ manner, beginning with the table of contents, which is laid out to make it easy for readers to identify where to find the is a that’s right for them. Throughout the book, the language used is clear and simple- free of legal jargon and complexity-just easy-to-follow instructions on how to get the desired visa or green card.
Specific sections of the book separately cover non-immigrant visas and immigrant visas, for those seeking either temporary visas or permanent U.S. residence (a green card). There are also chapters on adoption, political asylum, eligious worker visas, battered spouse visas, andmore – even a chapter titled, ‘How to Dress and Behave at the Consular Interview.’ he book also has useful appendices including a list of up-to-date contact information for U.S. Consular offices throughout the world, list of all U.S. Treaty Countries (for oreign traders and investors), list of online job search engines for both foreign workers and graduating students,a glossary of terms and a comprehensive index.
Gehi is the principal Attorney at Gehi & Associates, immigration attorneys and Counselors at Law, with three offices serving the state of New York. He has more than 15 years experience as an attorney and has assisted thousands of clients in resolving complex immigration matters. Gehi is licensed to practice law in the states of New York and Connecticut. He is admitted to the Court of Appeals in New York. Gehi frequently provides immigration advice to major corporations and individuals who seek to resolve their immigration matters.
Mercan Capital Ltd, established in 1989, is one of the leading and most successful professional immigration consulting companies in Canada. It offers its services across many countries like Canada, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and South America. Under Permanent Residency Visa program free assessment is given for business class, family class sponsorship and Canada Experience class. Skilled and semi-skilled workers can apply for temporary work permits.
Mercan Capital Ltd has been providing services successfully since more than 20 years. Around the world, more than 30,000 people have got permanent visa for Canada with the help of its immigration service. Over the time it has developed expertise in Canadian Immigration laws. The company has adopted the policy of maintaining open relationship with client. Supports and services are available for visa eligibility assessment, selection of right program, visa application processing and expert advice. For any query or misconception it keeps its doors open throughout the process of immigration. In any case, if the clients visa application is rejected, they can claim for money refund from the company. Except Government filing fees, expanses pertaining to communication expenses, administrative costs, legal fees and professional services are payable to the client.
Canada is one of the top ten countries that provides high quality of life. Being one of the worlds best educated, healthiest and politically safe, it is a natural choice for many people around the world. Canada is the country of many cultures and 60% of the people speak English which is the most spoken global language. Government of Canada facilitates equal chance and opportunity to every citizen, regardless of their origin. Canada provides temporary work permits and permanent residency visa programs to address skill shortage and development issues. Access to doctor is free of cost. More than two-thirds of post secondary tuition fee is paid by the Government while primary and secondary school education is absolutely free. Social welfare system of Canada is very healthy and sound making it free from any conflict and violence.
Most of the people find Canada a wise option to live in and work with and find Mercan Capital Ltd even wiser option for accessing immigration service.
Years ago, vacationers to the United States went through the immigration processes at Ellis Island, New York City. Those trying to immigrate at the moment, face a tangle of confusing laws. The United States immigration code is incredibility complicated and even politically divisive. Any immigrate who wants the benefits of American citizenship, ought to think about an immigration attorney. This is especially true of those who, for no matter motive, haven’t got all their necessary paperwork.
If you might be submitting a petition for a green card or a Visa or you have to keep away from work or deportation then you have to an immigration lawyer. Most of them are sincere and hardworking professionals who’re there to help you. Nonetheless, you need to be very cautious when you are deciding on one. There are several legal professionals who’re liars and not dependable. They charge exorbitant fees and will only take you round in circles. Let me offer you just a few tips about the way to choose the fitting lawyer in your case:
If you make a mistake while making an attempt to file your personal immigration software, you is perhaps charged certain fees. A very good immigration lawyer might help you assess your situation and give you the recommendation you need. This is vital in case you are in bother or dealing with deportment. Immigration attorneys can help you as you file for asylum.
Wrong Recommendation – Watch out for unethical recommendation given by attorneys who are mere money-spinners. If the attorney tells you to document a lie, you’re in the mistaken hands. By no means trust such a lawyer and do not even hire his or her services.Petition preparers or Visa consultants – Such brands of individuals are not immigration lawyers in the correct sense of the term. They simply prey on foreigners who need some help for his or her immigration and only help in typing out the varied documents. Any average individual can prepare his or her petition and such visa consultants are ineffective on your immigration issues.
Court Hearings Moreover, if the immigrant is unable to seem in court docket attributable to a serious sickness or another disabling condition occurs to keep them away from an immigration court hearing, your lawyer can act in your behalf. You would possibly be capable of reschedule or attraction a decision made.
A good immigration lawyer will be capable to give trustworthy and detailed assessment of your case. He’ll tell and clarify all accessible choices in the light of not only current laws, but also payments under consideration. Further, a lawyer will put together your case and represent you in appropriate federal agencies. A lawyer may defend your pursuits in appellate proceedings.
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