immigration law
immigration law
immigration law

--> As of February 18, 2005, most spouses and common-law partners in Canada can apply for permanent residence from within Canada when sponsored by a spouse or common-law partner without requiring humanitarian and compassionate consideration and remain in Canada pending the decision.  Applications in process at that time by spouses and common-law partners with their sponsors who have applied from within Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds will automatically be assessed under the new policy. <back>

--> As of December 29, 2004, travel through the U.S.A. to make a claim for refuge protection at a Canada/USA land border point is not permitted unless coming within one of several specific exemptions.  Mexican citizens and some others are exempt and therefore eligible.  Claims made upon arrival at Canadian or inland after entering Canada at any border point are not affected and continue to be eligible for consideration. <back>

 

 

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