Monthly Archives: January 2017

Trump Passes Executive Order Suspending US Refugees Programs

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.

Donald Trump’s First Day at Office – No Talks on Immigration

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.

Largest yet Express Entry Draw Held on January 11, 2017

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 Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) Reopened and Closed Within Hours

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.

Sponsor Your Parents and Grandparents to Come to Canada with New ‘Interest to Sponsor’ Form

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.

Here Is One Immigration Policy That Will Be Liked by Donald Trump

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.