February 2019 Archives

U S immigration: How and when to petition for family members

British Columbia residents who have been living and working in the United States for some time might want to make these circumstances more permanent. That is an important decision to make because it might mean leaving close family members behind. However, there are ways under U.S. Immigration laws by which to resolve this issue.

Can I get deported from Canada for drunk driving?

As an immigrant in Canada, you probably realize that you’re under more scrutiny than most. Immigration authorities have a responsibility to keep their country safe—and to prevent nefarious individuals from entering it. One of the ways they do this is by restricting access to people with a criminal past.

US immigration: Simplify border crossings with a Nexus Card

Many Vancouver residents are frequent travellers to Seattle or other cities south of the border. Dealing with the intricacies of U.S. Immigration laws during border crossing can add hours to each trip. To limit the delays, anyone in British Columbia can apply for a Nexus Card, which makes travel between Canada and the United States a whole lot easier.

US immigration options for living and working across the border

British Columbia residents who are considering employment or studies in the United States might have many questions about the available visa options that offer paths into U.S. work and study facilities. Several changes have occurred in U.S. Immigration requirements in recent years, and preference is given to highly skilled and talented people. The H-1B visa program allows U.S. companies to employ foreign workers with bachelor's or higher education in specialized fields as temporary employees. A certain number of these visas are made available each year, and they are allocated through a first-come, first-serve process.

Who is at risk to suffer cross-border personal injury?

Although the primary cause of deaths in Canada is automobile accidents, many of these happen south of the border. British Columbia drivers who travel to Seattle or other U.S. cities are as vulnerable there than here in their home country. However, dealing with the consequences of cross-border personal injury damages is significantly more complicated, not to mention the emotional trauma suffered by the victims or surviving loved ones of those who lost their lives.

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