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15 Nov 2010, 4:06 am by admin
Spousal Sponsorship in Canada As part of our ongoing reporting on the Canadian government’s crackdown on “Marriage of Convenience” cases for Spousal Sponsorship in Canada, here are the latest developments. In early November a woman in British Columbia was arrested on bigamy charges for being legally married to two people at once in different cities in order [...] [read post]
3 Nov 2010, 5:25 am by Michael Niren
Over Halloween weekend, Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney hosted a meeting in Montreal to discuss preventing “marriages of convenience” for immigration reasons in Canada. The meeting was the third such meeting on immigration held by the Minister, who has been meeting with various communities across Canada throughout the month to discuss preventing [...] [read post]
20 Apr 2010, 3:21 pm by Michael Niren
We  recently blogged about the Government of Canada proposing new regulations to become tougher on marriages or adoptions of “convenience” for immigration purposes. Now, Canadian immigration officials have released information saying that arranged marriages will be under increased scrutiny, primarily affecting the Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities as well as some Chinese communities. However, the government has [...] [read post]
17 Feb 2010, 12:43 pm by Michael Niren
Valentine’s Day just passed, and for some couples, it might be difficult to find the time to spend together. Sometimes it’s because of work, conflicting schedules or even a shared disdain for the holiday. However, one can’t think of any good reason for a pair of young newlyweds not being able to spend to holiday [...] [read post]
20 Jul 2010, 9:00 am by Michael Niren
Countries like Australia and England require that a sponsored person live with their spouse for three years before being given permanent resident status, which is what a Toronto-area MP said he’d like to see implemented in Canada to help prevent marriage fraud. Bramalea-Gore-Malton Liberal MP Gurbax Singh Malhi said that within his riding alone, he hears [...] [read post]
3 Jan 2011, 7:07 am by Michael Niren
Dear Kevin I hope you are doing well and hope you are enjoying your time with your wife and the baby. Please note that we received the positive decision [on your appeal] from the Immigration Appeal Division and I have forwarded this decision to the High Commission in Singapore requesting that they continue processing your wife’s permanent residence application based on this decision. Please watch out for mail you or your wife might receive requesting information and possible a medical examination… [read post]
31 Mar 2011, 3:27 am by Michael Niren
Sponsored spouses must be in relationships for two years After months of consultations with the public across Canada on preventing marriage fraud for immigration purposes, the federal government has put forth a new proposal for spousal sponsorship applications: those coming to Canada to be with someone already in Canada would have to be in a relationship with them for two years in order to get permanent residence. If the relationship hasn’t reached the two-year mark yet, the person in a… [read post]
16 Nov 2010, 12:53 pm by Abimanyu Singam
In a recent expose into how some individuals are abusing the immigration system, CBC has documented the marriages of convenience. The November 10, 2010, CBC news story titled – Marriages of convenience problems persist highlights the role of human smugglers, narcotics, and sex traders in this big money business. This sort of abuses often makes the legitimate applicants’ application process even more difficult and lengthy. While acknowledging that there is a problem, it is also to be stressed… [read post]
25 May 2011, 4:46 am by Michael Niren
Immigration officials made mistakes when processing Spousal Sponsorship applications A Nigerian couple is receiving an official apology from Citizenship and Immigration Canada after many mistakes were made when processing their visa application. Gideon Christian was doing his doctoral studies in law at the University of Ottawa but is becoming frustrated and was getting ready to go back to Nigeria in order to be with his wife, who he can’t seem to bring to Canada. After their wedding in September… [read post]
8 Jul 2011, 2:24 pm by David Silverman
  The FCC has issued a Forfeiture Order, confirming a $4000 fine levied against a Minneapolis TV station for airing a video news release ("VNR") without sponsorship identification.  This case was previously discussed in our March 25th blog entry, when the Commission issued a Notice of Apparent Liability ("NAL") against the station for this violation.  The primary lesson to be learned from this decision is that video supplied for free may require sponsorship ID if furnished for the purpose… [read post]
9 Jun 2011, 6:44 am by David Oxenford
The question has recently arisen as to when underwriting announcements can be aired on noncommercial radio and TV stations.  The New York Times recently quoted me on the subject in an article discussing the plans of PBS to experiment with putting underwriting announcements in programming, rather than merely in the breaks between the end of one program and the beginning of the next.  The FCC rules for both radio and TV state, in italics, that the scheduling of underwriting announcements "may… [read post]
25 Mar 2011, 9:16 am by David Oxenford
The FCC has issued two Notices of Apparent Liability, each proposing fines of $4000 to TV station licensees, both for airing video news releases ("VNR") in news or information programs without sponsorship identifications.  In both cases, the station received the VNRs for free, but was paid nothing for including them in their programming.  The station had no indication that any other party supplying the VNRs were paid for providing them to the station.  Nevertheless, relying on some very… [read post]
8 Feb 2010, 4:09 pm by Michael Niren
Many of those affected by the earthquake in Haiti have relatives who have immigrated to Canada in recent years. While the process has been expedited for Haitians immigrating to Canada who also have family members here to sponsor them, some of those family members are unable to sponsor relatives in desperate need of assistance because [...] [read post]
27 Sep 2010, 8:47 am by Michael Niren
To Katherine Yang, Because of your hard work and experience for our Sponsorship Appeal case we are together forever after a long time. Thank you Katherine very very much. You are really kind, the world is a nice place because of people like you. We are both very thankful to you. From Balwinder and Harjinder [read post]
5 Apr 2010, 12:23 pm by Michael Niren
A small mention proposing new regulations on family relationships for immigrants was mentioned in Saturday’s Canada Gazette. The Canada Gazette is a publication put out by the Government of Canada that contains information on notices for the public, hearings and proposed regulations among other Parliamentary happenings. The Gazette states that Section 4 (R4) of the Immigration and [...] [read post]
31 Jan 2010, 5:54 am by Michael Niren
Immigration to Quebec made easier for Haitians Last week, the Province of Quebec stated that it was preparing to open its door to welcome more Haitian immigrants affected by the recent earthquake despite federal government protocols 90 per cent of the 135,000 members of the Canadian Haitian population currently reside in the province of Quebec. Quebec Minister [...] [read post]
2 Feb 2010, 12:44 pm by Michael Niren
Hi Mary, I would like to just inform you that My sons , Purav  and Purvin  (twins) have booked their air tickets for the last week of April 2010, for Toronto from India. As such I may request once again to let me know if you need any specific documents from them before their landing, which could [...] [read post]
2 May 2011, 4:06 am by Michael Niren
Family Class Immigration in Canada is one way for people to immigrate to Canada. In order to do so, they must have a relative in Canada that is a Canadian citizen or a Canadian permanent resident. This relative will then sponsor the immigrant. A sponsor’s relation to the immigrant is important, and can include: A spouse A parent A grandparent A dependent child An orphaned, unmarried brother, sister, nephew or niece that is under the age of 19 In some cases, a relative who doesn’t… [read post]
17 Feb 2014, 1:05 am by legalinformatics
François Briatte of the University of Grenoble has posted a paper entitled Legislative Cosponsorship Networks among French Members of Parliament. Here is the abstract: ThŒis paper explains how to measure and visualize the cosponsorship networks formed over 8,000 bills and resolutions introduced in the French National Assembly between 1986 and 2013. The networks observed through cosponsored legislation reveal the topology of collaboration among Members of Parliament (MPs) in the lower… [read post]