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Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney
Kafkaesque bureaucracy denies citizenship to legitimate Canadians
Canadians who spent decades in the country remain without citizenship.
Aug 30th, 2012
Mexican journalist Karla Ramírez wins battle against deportation
Award-winning journalist and whistleblower Karla Berenice García Ramírez has been granted permanent residence, the Vancouver Observer has learned.
David P. Ball
Apr 9th, 2012
Canada to admit more young white-collar immigrants
Proposed amendments will invite Canadian-educated international students to stay.
Nov 2nd, 2011
Are parents third-class citizens in Canada?
If immigration minister Jason Kenney’s musings are to be enshrined in policy, it seems that parents (and grandparents) who wish to immigrate to Canada will soon become a third class of...
Oct 21st, 2011
Immigration troubles headline at 2011 Vancouver Folk Music Festival
As the 34th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival came to a close on Sunday, tales of troubles at the Canadian border became a common theme. By the end of this year’s Festival, some members of the...
Jul 21st, 2011
Afghan translators for Canadian troops offered "fast-tracked" immigrant status
More than 500 workers who put themselves at risk will be moving to Canada, Ottawa says.
Jul 15th, 2011