The first few weeks of Donald Trump administration was surrounded by controversy. President Trump was accused for numerous reasons, prominent among them being his relation with Russia or his tweets about former President Obama.
One of the salient features of Trump administration has been the ban on illegal immigration. After facing lot of oppositions, the ban from Donald Trump has revealed promising results.
This will sound like an old news, still the excitement is the same, however.
Canada has broken another record. It is something to be proud of, but it has not happened for the first time.
For the second time in a row Canada has been named as the second best country in the world to live in.
the survey was conducted by the US News & World Report and the Great White North was placed at the second position in the list of “Best Countries” this year.
The survey was conducted in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Young & Rubicam BAV Consulting.
The perfect 10 score was given to Switzerland which took the number 1 spot and with a score of 9.7, Canada was at the second position.
The Express Entry Immigration system of Canada continues to go down the slope. The latest draw has taken place on 8th February with the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point cut-off being an all time low.
The invitation to apply (ITA) was sent to all the candidates who had 447 or more points on the CRS system. These people will now be in a position to apply for permanent residency of Canada. A total number of 3,664 ITAs were sent to candidates.
US have closed its doors for refugees. The responsibility is now passed on to other nations and Canada to open their doors wider to welcome more refugees, as per various advocates.
The executive order passed by President Donald Trump puts a ban on seven Muslim dominated countries from coming to the United States of America. US has also refused to accept refugees for a period of 120 days.
Indefinite ban has been imposed by President Trump for accepting refugees from Syria. The number of refugees that will be accepted by US in the coming years has also been reduced to 50,000 from at least 110,000.
The entry of Syrian refugees in US has been banned by President Donald Trump till further notice. Wide-ranging executive orders have been signed by Donald Trump and it included suspension of refugee admission for four months.
Six Muslim countries have received ban on entry of visitors to US for a period of three months. The move has been condemned by some high profile figures and human rights group.
Gen James Mattis has been sworn in as the defense secretary at a ceremony held at Pentagon thereafter an executive order was passed by Mr. Trump.
he day one of President Donald Trump went softly which is quite different from the way he had been promoting himself. As of now, the immigration policies of Obama administration are in place.
Donald Trump conquered the seat of president on the promise that he will build a wall and to deport people who are residing in the country in an illegal manner.
Ever since the Express Entry system was introduced for the first time, there has been a rise in the number of candidates that are being sent the Invitation to Apply (ITA). The number of invitations sent has crossed the 3,000 mark for the first time in the draw held on January 11.
A total of 3,334 candidates were sent the ITAs and the comprehensive ranking system (CRS) points had gone down to 459 – the lowest ever in the past one year.
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) reopened on January 4 to accept new applications for the International Skilled Worker – Occupations In-Demand sub-category. The morning this program opened was a busy one and within few hours the cap was reached.
Potential applicants should take a note of the speed at which this famous immigration program in Canada opened and closed. Once again, it highlighted the need that those who want to immigrate to Canada should be prepared well in advance.
Immigration, refugees and citizenship Canada (IRCC) has come out with a new form known as ‘Interest to Sponsor’ in the famous Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP). This form has been made available on January 3rd and will be there till February 2nd, 2017.
By applying for this program, permanent residents and citizens of Canada can sponsor their grandparents and parents to become the permanent residents of Canada. In the previous month, it was announced by IRCC that it will remove the first-come, first-served system from PGP and bring in the invitation based system for the applications that will be submitted in 2017.
In the past 12 months, there have been lots of talks concerning building a wall at the Mexican border and deporting nearly 11 million people who are living in US without proper documentation. New president Donald Trump may find one immigration law quite supportive to this development plans.
Reference here is being made to EB-5 investor visa, which was started back in 1970s. Ever since its inception, this immigration program has helped in funding numerous projects particularly the real estate ones.