Immigration

Nova Scotia Demand Express Entry Stream reopens briefly over weekend

Category B of the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry immigration stream briefly reopened on Saturday, Dec. 9. The Government of Nova Scotia said it would accept between 175 and 225 applications during this latest opening of the the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry (NSDEE). As with previous openings, the NSDEE, which operates on a first-come, first-served basis, reached its …

Anti migrant leader pushes to win national power in Italy

ROME — The leader of an Italian party that hopes to capitalize on growing resentment of migrants and asylum-seekers told supporters in Rome Sunday it would be “splendid” if he wins national elections and his government can issue one-way tickets home to undeserving refugees. Matteo Salvini wants to propel his anti-migrant Northern League, which was …

Spain rescues 104 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

MADRID — Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 104 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe from North Africa. The service says its rescue craft Guardamar Concepcion Arenal intercepted two boats carrying 53 and 22 migrants each overnight and early Sunday in the Strait of Gibraltar. The same rescue vessel also …

GOP governor sides with Indonesians facing deportation

SOMERSWORTH, N.H.— Since he became governor, Chris Sununu has rarely clashed with President Donald Trump, supporting the travel ban on citizens from several mostly Muslim nations and quick to play up visits he has made the White House. But when Trump’s immigration crackdown reached the state’s tiny Indonesian community this year, Sununu wrote a letter to his …

‘Shut It Down’: How the fate of 800,000 migrants could shut down U.S. government

WASHINGTON— Hundreds of thousands of young lives have suddenly become bargaining chips, the fate of undocumented migrants like Francis Madi now hanging in the balance of high-stakes haggling between two political parties. It could be decided by Christmas. Despite having only once visited her native Venezuela since she was brought to the U.S. 15 years …

Supreme Court blocks for now DACA case document disclosure

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday blocked for now a judge’s order requiring the Trump administration to disclose all emails, letters and other documents it considered in its decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court blocked an order by U.S. District Court Judge William …

Couple deported to Mexico after 30 years in US, leaving kids

NEWARK, N.J. — A couple who came to New Jersey from Mexico 30 years ago have been deported, leaving their three children behind. Oscar and Humberta Campos lived in Bridgeton, New Jersey, and own a landscaping company. They said goodbye to their children Friday morning at Newark’s airport before boarding a flight to Mexico City. …

Canada invites 2,750 candidates to apply in new Express Entry draw

The Government of Canada has invited 2,750 candidates in the federal Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place Dec. 6. The cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System score for this draw was 452. The draw once again made use of the tie-break procedure that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced …

Alberta reaches nomination allocation for 2017

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, has reached its maximum allotment of 5,500 nomination certificates for 2017. All applications that have already been submitted will be processed, the AINP said, but no further certificates will be issued until 2018. As of Dec. 4, the AINP reported that more than 3,050 …

Canadian Immigration Questions and Answers with Attorney David Cohen

Every month, Attorney David Cohen will answer a few general Canadian immigration questions submitted by our readers. These questions cover immigration programs, eligibility, processing, language requirements, investing in Canada, landing, admissibility, studying in Canada, working in Canada, and much more. 1. I am a Canadian citizen and want to sponsor my wife for permanent residency through …

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