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Month: August 2020

US immigration: Drastic increase in citizenship applications

Aug 25, 2020 | U.S. Immigration

British Columbia residents who were planning applications for naturalization or citizenship in the United States may want to reconsider. U.S. immigration announced massive increases in the fees charged for such applications. Reportedly, this was another step in limiting low-income foreign applications for legal immigration to the U.S. Along with the new immigration fees, asylum seekers … Continue reading “US immigration: Drastic increase in citizenship applications”

Cross-border personal injury and insurance coverage

Aug 19, 2020 | Cross-border Personal Injury

Most British Columbia motorists buy insurance through the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. However, when they are involved in accidents, they often have many questions. When accidents happen while they are travelling south of the border, things become even more complicated. Cross-border personal injury claims involve the laws and insurance regulations of both countries. Matters … Continue reading “Cross-border personal injury and insurance coverage”

Canada deems U.S. to be unsafe country for asylum seekers

Aug 18, 2020 | U.S. Immigration

All people deserve to live a safe life – free from the threat of violence or persecution. This is one of the founding principles of international human rights law. Canada has a longstanding history of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers. However, one piece of legislation has raised concern among refugee advocacy groups. The Safe Third … Continue reading “Canada deems U.S. to be unsafe country for asylum seekers”

US Immigration laws require proof of good moral character

Aug 4, 2020 | U.S. Immigration

Canadians from British Columbia and other provinces might have questions about becoming U.S. citizens. One of the stumbling blocks could involve facing drunk driving or other criminal charges. In short, U.S. immigration laws require applicants to demonstrate good moral character. However, convictions on DWI and DUI charges that occurred more than five years before applying for … Continue reading “US Immigration laws require proof of good moral character”