August 2020 Archives

US immigration: Drastic increase in citizenship applications

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.

Cross-border personal injury and insurance coverage

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.

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

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.

Cross-border personal injury risks for commercial truck drivers

Although traveling across the border between British Columbia and and the United States is limited during the lockdown, commercial truck drivers continue to risk their lives as they haul merchandise and other loads between the two countries. Employers must protect workers from occupational hazards, including those who drive for the company. When drivers suffer cross-border personal injury while on duty, recovering damages could be complicated.

US Immigration laws require proof of good moral character

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.

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