Immigration

‘Dreamers’ left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills

WASHINGTON — The Senate left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo Thursday, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security. Senators dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a quarter of fellow Republicans abandoned him on an issue that helped propel …

Deportation stayed for dad of sick boy who sought sanctuary

PHOENIX — An immigrant man with five children and a pregnant wife said Monday he was granted a last-minute stay of deportation after he sought sanctuary in a church saying he needed to remain in the United States to support his family, including a 5-year-old son with leukemia. The 30-year-old Jesus Berrones, who has lived …

Senate GOP, Dem leaders say it’s time for immigration deal

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s two top leaders put on a show of comradery Monday as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress. “We really do get along, despite what you read in the press,” said Senate …

Court to hear former N.S. child refugee’s request to pause deportation: lawyer

HALIFAX — A Federal Court will hear a request to temporarily stop the deportation of former Somali child refugee Abdoul Abdi this week, according to his lawyer. Abdi, who never got Canadian citizenship while growing up in foster care in Nova Scotia, was detained by the Canada Border Services Agency after serving five years in …

Trump support vital as Congress tackles immigration issue

WASHINGTON — The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they’ll introduce President Donald Trump’s plan. Though his proposal has no chance of passage, Trump may be the most influential voice in the conversation. If the aim is to pass a …

New study reveals most in-demand occupations in Canada in 2018

Coding skills especially sought after by Canadian IT employers A new study detailing the most in-demand occupations in Canada in 2018 shows business analysts, IT project managers and software engineers among the top 10. The annual study by the human resources company Randstad Canada showed business analysts in fifth place, IT project managers in seventh …

Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream invites more Express Entry candidates to apply

Latest invitation round is the third in three weeks for popular Express Entry-linked stream For the third time since January 22, Ontario’s Express Entry-linked Human Capital Priorities Stream has issued invitations to apply for provincial nomination. The Human Capital Priorities Stream allows the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to search the Express Entry pool for …

Immigration fight looks tougher after budget debate

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders, top Democrats and President Donald Trump are all claiming big wins in the $400 billion budget agreement signed into law Friday. But the push to pass the massive legislation underscored enduring divisions within both parties, and those rifts are likely to make the next fight over immigration even more challenging. In …

CanadaVisa Social | 1.4 million followers on Facebook and growing

The CanadaVisa community keeps on growing with every passing day. Our Facebook community alone now numbers more than 1.4 million people! Your social engagement is invaluable and we hope you’ll continue to support our efforts to bring you the latest immigration news and information as it happens. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, are the preferred social media channels for …

Webinar: Express Entry tips with CIC News founder David Cohen

Register now for March 8 talk on optimizing your CRS score and the advantages of proactive preparation A March 8 live webinar featuring CIC News founder David Cohen will look at ways to improve your Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. A senior partner at the Canadian immigration law firm Campbell, Cohen and founder …