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"This chapter describes how to determine if persons are inadmissible to Canada under any of the statutes dealing with war crimes and crimes against humanity".It says that those who committed or who were complicit in the commission of a war crime, a crime against humanity, genocide, or "any other reprehensible act", whenever or wherever they occurred, "are not welcome in Canada".Its thirty pages are written for visa officers working in our Canadian embassies and consulates and for officers who work in immigration offices throughout the country.The thirty pages cover a number of Canadian statutes relevant to war crimes and international laws on the topic.It defines the terms genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and acts of terrorism.It describes how a person can become "complicit" in one of these acts even by doing nothing at all. It informs officers that "case law in Canadian courts has determined that complicity can be found" by merely "being present at the scene" of a crime or by simply "being a member" of an organization. In other words, officers are instructed that a person can be held accountable for such "reprehensible acts" without even lifting a finger.Officers are encouraged to conduct their own Internet research and to identify "links or sites that may provide required information" to help prove their case.Foreigners can be denied visas, be ordered deported, or be denied protection in Canada if an officer has "reasonable grounds to believe" complicity in one of these offensive acts.In the case of foreigners applying for a visa to Canada, no hearing is conducted. An officer simply has to have some information that is, in his/her opinion, sufficient to form "reasonable grounds to believe" the act occurred and that complicity was present.Officers are provided a "sample refusal letter" that they should complete and which even includes a sentiment of regret. "I realize that this reply will be a disappointment to you," it says.Well, Fateh Singh Pandher, a retired constable with India's Border Security Force got one such letter and was obviously more than just "disappointed." He was mad.Visa officials refused his application for permanent residence with one of these letters saying that India's Border Security Force "has engaged in systematic attacks on civilians and has been responsible for systematically torturing suspected criminals."Pandher believed he did no wrong and took offence to being called a human rights violator and got the Indian press involved. It was quickly discovered that other members of India's border agency received similar letters. Not surprisingly, this created an international incident when the democratic government of India objected strongly to the accusation that it commits war crimes or crimes against humanity.On Friday, Minister Jason Kenney apologized profusely to the Indian government and vowed to review how such decisions are made.No judge, and no jury anywhere in Canada has the power to pin such a horrible label on a person with such little evidence and with such little opportunity to be heard let alone the power to tar a whole country - over one billion Indians - with such a mark. This unprecedented power only lies with Canada immigration and visa officers.While Canadians probably have no qualms about entrusting our immigration officers with the power to deny access to Canada to convicted criminals, to those who are a threat to us, to those who have abused our hospitality before, and to those who are likely to overstay their welcome here, very few, I would imagine would want to see officers wield a power capable of such offence and impact on Canada foreign relations.I am the son-in-law of two Holocaust survivors whose lives were utterly destroyed by real war criminals. My wife and my children have been forever denied any kind of real family on my wife's side because virtually no one survived. Accordingly, I would not hesitate to deny access to Canadian soil to anyone guilty of atrocities.However, when our laws are cast so wide such that an Indian border guard can be painted with the same brush as the Nazis who systematically murdered millions, then it is clear that we need to reconsider how wide we cast these labels.While I have respect for our immigration officers and the training that they are given, the impact of their decisions should not be capable of reaching beyond the applicant's personal sphere and be permitted to enter the arena involving Canada's political and economic relations.Their power to do so should be clawed back immediately and unequivocally.
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In the United States some of the inadmissible nonimmigrant applicants and aliens who are not eligible to be admitted as an immigrant or adjust status in US must file Form I-601 in order to seek a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility. They must submit all 11 pages of the INS forms. The Filing Fee is $585.Who should file Form I-601?Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility may be filed by anyone of the following aliens:1. Outside US if an applicant has an interview with the consular officer but was found to be inadmissible.2. Applicant who has applied for adjust of status3. Visa applicant of K1 or K-2 type visas.4. Applicant who have applied for K-3, K-4 or V visas.5. Applicant who has applied for Temporary protected status (TPS).6. Applicant under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief act.7. Applicant under Haitian refugee Immigrant fairness act.8. Self - petitioner under the Violence against women's act (VAWA)9. Applicant who wants to adjust the status but is inadmissible since he/she already has not got a waiver to enter US on some ground with regards to the T non immigrant status.10. Applicants who are seeking waiver on the following grounds:a) Under Immigration and Nationality act (INA) section 212(a)(1) on health related grounds.b) Under INA section 212(a)(2) certain criminal grounds.c) Under INA section 212(a)(3)(D) as immigrant member in Totalitarian party.d) Under INA section 212(a)(6)(C) misrepresentation or fraud immigration except INA section 212(i) waiver not available in case, under INA Section 212(a)(6)(C)(ii) you are not admissible to US if you had claimed falsely to be a US citizen on or after September 30, 1996.e) Under INA section 212(a)(6)(E) applicant is smuggler or under INAsection 212(a)(6)(F) if applicant is being subject of civil penalty.f) Under INA section 212(a)(9)(B) if applicant is on 3 or 19 years bar.g) If applicant filed for TPS on certain grounds of inadmissibility.h) Under INA section 212(a)(9)(A) applicant who is alien previously removed and under (9)(C) if alien is unlawfully present after previous immigration violations, applicant who filed for NACARA or HRIFA adjustment or VAWA self petitioner .i) Under INA section 212(a)(1) public health and INA section 212(a)(4) public charge T non immigrant visa holders who apply for adjust of status may receive waiver but not for applicants who are inadmissible under INA section 212(a)(3)security related grounds, INA section 212(a)(10)(C) international child abductors or INA section 212(a)(10)(E) former citizen who renounced US citizenship to avoid taxation.The Form I-601 must be filed at a USCIS Lockbox facility along with complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance if you want to receive an e-mail and/or text message that your Form I-601 has been accepted. To the first page of your application it has to be clipped.Filing procedure update from USCISIn the United States USCIS will Centralize Filing and Adjudication for Certain Waivers of Inadmissibility. Individuals abroad who have applied for certain visas and have been found ineligible by a U.S. Consular Officer would from June 4, 2012 be able to mail requests to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility directly to a Lockbox facility of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).Applicants must send their waiver applications and this change affects where individuals abroad, who have been found inadmissible for an immigrant visa or a nonimmigrant K or V visa. Applicants experience processing times from one-month to more than a year currently depending on their filing location. Faster and more efficient application processing and consistent adjudication will be provided by this centralization to customers.It does not reflect a change in policy or the standards by which the applications are adjudicated, it is part of a broader agency effort to transition to domestic filing and adjudication. Individuals will now be able to track the status of their case online by filing waiver applications with a USCIS Lockbox. Filings for Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility would be affected by the changes.Immigrant visa waiver applicants in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, will have the option to either mail their waiver applications to the USCIS Lockbox in the United States or file in-person at the USCIS office in Ciudad Juarez during a limited six-month transition period. As a proactive act, with the huge caseload pending in mind, the USCIS will significantly increase the number of officers assigned to adjudicate the residual cases filed before June 4 for those filed during the interim six-month transition period. As a testing process USCIS has already transferred applications from Ciudad Juarez to other USCIS offices in the United States.
EB-5 visas are granted to up to 10,000 immigrants to the United States each year. The EB-5 program allows immigrants to invest money in business ventures in the U.S. and receive a conditional green card. These immigrants must invest $1 million in a new business start-up or $500,000 in an established EB-5 Regional Center. The investments must result in the creation of at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. residents (not including the EB-5 investor and his or her family members). Immigrants under the EB-5 program may bring with them their spouse, as well as children and step-children who are under age 21 and unmarried.What Are EB-5 Regional Centers?EB-5 Regional Centers are existing business enterprises in the United States that allow investor immigrants to make a $500,000 investment in order to come to the U.S. under the EB-5 program. There are more than 100 Regional Centers, and they are located all across the U.S. Regional Centers are involved in just about every type of business imaginable, and they welcome immigrant investors, whose investments help them grow and create jobs for U.S. residents. Because there are so many Regional Centers, EB-5 immigrants can feel overwhelmed when trying to decide where to invest. Fortunately there are EB-5 consultants to help with these decisions.What Do EB-5 Experts Do?EB-5 consultants are experts on the rules and requirements of the EB-5 immigration program. They not only know what steps have to be completed and in what order, they also have a good understanding of the many EB-5 Regional Centers. This allows them to assist immigrants in finding the right Regional Center for their interests, experience, and preferred location. EB-5 consultants make sure that immigrants complete all the necessary paperwork, get all the proper approvals, and place their investment funds safely in escrow until they can be disbursed to the Regional Center venture the immigrant chooses to invest in.Why Do Immigrants Need Consultants with EB-5 Expertise?Like other types of immigration, EB-5 immigration is a complex process. Furthermore, it involves the investment of a fairly large sum of money. Immigrants who don't have in-depth knowledge of the process could end up wasting precious time during the process by making mistakes during the immigration process. Time is money, and EB-5 consultants help by making sure that immigrants do everything required of them and meet all pertinent deadlines. Additionally, EB-5 consultants are able to help immigrants assess their interests, experience, and location preferences so they can choose the best Regional Center in which to invest.When Can EB-5 Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens?After two years of having a conditional green card, EB-5 immigrants may petition to have the conditions removed so that they have a permanent green card. After another three years (five years after first obtaining their conditional green card), they are eligible to become U.S. citizens. The EB-5 program is a "win-win" situation for all concerned. Immigrants are able to immediately be a part of a U.S. business venture, and Regional Centers benefit from new financial investment. The EB-5 immigration process should be considered by any immigrant who wants to invest in business in the United States.
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If you are one of those people who wish to live resides in the United States then Green card lottery is the one of the best option for US immigration. Although many people know about Green card Lottery but still some people are not about this is the finest option to attain the US Green Card. This is officially called Diversity Immigrant Visa lottery or DV lottery. The name diversity signifies to promote diversity in the United States in other words it gives opportunity to the people coming from different countries to live resides in the USA.Every Year United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ( USCIS ) conducted this lottery for the purpose to issued 50,000 Green Cards to the immigrants in the countries have less immigrants ratio in United States from the last five years. This Lottery is referred by the variety of names such as US Visa Lottery, US Green Card Lottery, USA Visa Lottery, Diversity Lottery and DV Lottery. To obtain Green card through this lottery is properly based upon luck and millions of people take part but only 55000 immigrants are selected from all over the world because results will be generated through the random computer lottery draw.In order to participate in Green card Lottery you just need to fill the application form. Before filling the application form you must be the native of the qualifying country and meet your education and training experience. For deep inside about the Green card Process you can check out the official website . Once you meet all the requirements you can easily register yourself. Suppose if you are married then you can also register your family along with your registration. If you submit the application the confirmation id given to you and with this id you can easily track your application.If you will be one of the luckiest winner then you will be notified by the email or personal phone calls and you can also check the results on the website which I mentioned above. Green Card holders will receive so many benefits such as you can sponsor or petition your family members or relatives, also get government job opportunities in United States or if you want to pursue your further studies then you can pay less if you are the permanent citizen in United States.To Conclude I must say that this US Visa Lottery is the best chance to obtain Green card so live your dream today! Apply and live permanent resides in United States.
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The Immigration Act of 1990 created a new opportunity for investment based immigration for foreign nationals. Basically, the new program granted a conditional permanent residence valid for two years for the immigrant entrepreneurs who invested a minimum of $1,000,000 or $500,000 dollars in high unemployment or rural areas. In addition, the immigrant investors had to create and preserve 10 full time and permanent jobs for qualified US workers. The new possibility was given the name of EB-5 investor visa and the attorney who handled the paperwork and all the necessary procedures was called EB-5 lawyer.The complexity of the paperwork and the bureaucracy of the whole process can simply make an investor turn around and leave the entire program. The EB-5 investor visa program is essentially a beneficial program for both parties but without the help of an EB-5 lawyer, the program may as well be abandoned. There are numerous questions related to the program which only a specialized attorney can answer such as:??? What is the success rate of EB-5 investor visa applications???? What are the business sectors likely to succeed in the EB-5 process???? Are all regional centers the same as far as success rate and functionality???? What is the most adequate regional center for your particular case???? What can a client expect to be the most difficult part in the EB-5 process???? What is the greatest concern about regional centers???? Is an investment based on a stand-alone business more advisable than an investment in one of the USCIS regional centers?Again, there are many questions when it comes to the eligibility requirements of the EB-5 investor visa which only an EB-5 lawyer can answer. Any potential investor needs to understand that, although things may sound simple, they are not. Here are some things an investor may need to clarify as far as eligibility goes:??? The investment needs to be a commercial investment which means any for profit business type??? A passive investor cannot qualify for permanent residence??? The investment of capital needs to be considered from all points of view including the amount of the investment, the equity capital, kinds of capital, escrow, at risk proof, tracing and legal source of capital, and so on. ??? The investment must benefit the economy of the United States ??? The new enterprise needs to create or save 10 permanent jobs excluding the owner or his family, independent contractors, and other exceptions. ??? The investment in troubled business doesn't require creating 10 jobs ??? The enterprise may qualify for the Pilot Program of 10 indirect jobsHowever the matter of EB-5 investor visa is regarded, the need of an EB-5 lawyer is imperative. It is unlikely that a potential investor will have any chances of success as long as they act independently without professional legal help. Actually, the program registered such a law success rate that many possible candidates have given up on the idea.
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The last decade or so has seen political and economic upheaval in the land of the free, and never before has it been so difficult to gain entry and permanent residency status in the United States. This calls into question Emma Lazarus' beautiful sentiments on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, which cry:"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of you teaming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"The United States may not be welcoming the "homeless, tempest-tossed" masses, but there is one "golden door" that remains invitingly open. The economic upheaval and downturn of the last decade or so has left American businesses and enterprises sorely in need of willing investors, and that's good news for any cash heavy foreigners looking to buy in to the American dream. By coming into the country on an EB-5 investor visa, foreigners who are willing to put their money where their mouth is can gain permanent resident status for themselves and their immediate family in a little under three years. Not that the process is easy, and not everybody has a half million dollars to invest in a business venture that may or may not pay off.What If You Don't Want To Run A Business?Of course, just because you've got cash in hand and are ready to invest in your future in the United States doesn't mean that your particular version of the American dream includes starting or running your own business. The EB-5 investor visa requires that you do invest in a business, and at a minimum of $500,000, but you don't have to actually start or run your own business unless you want to. For those who prefer to simply invest and let someone else worry about the business details, a Regional Center investment is a great option.Created by the U.S. government specifically for the EB-5 program, Regional Centers are commercial enterprises that have been officially designated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as "targeted employment area" investments. They allow EB-5 investors to fulfill program requirements by funding a pre-qualified business which is designed to create and maintain the mandatory job positions and documentation required by the EB-5.Regional Center investments are popular with foreign investors who wish to concentrate on a career or education that is unrelated to their investment business. But don't think they offer a free ride. Although Regional Center managers do provide the bulk of the labor and documentation you'll need on the business end of things, the EB-5 application and proof of fulfillment process is a long and drawn out battle through layer upon layer of ruthlessly scrutinized paper work, and most of the foreign nationals who do gain their permanent resident status through the EB-5 visa program owe their success to the expertise and skill and experienced EB-5 consultants.
When making an application for U.S. citizenship or Naturalization, one of the leading requirements is a good moral character. It is definitely the responsibility of the applicant to indicate that, within the statutorily prescribed period, individual stayed a person of good moral character. And, it's the USCIS which can determine your moral character in accordance with the laws passed by the Congress.Now how does USCIS evaluate good moral character? Well, this can be done through a mixture of background record checks and also the procedure. The Application form for Naturalization contains a variety of inquiries to cover criminal background, if any, political and personal affiliations.USCIS basically investigates in case you:
a. Have committed and/or been in prison for one or two crimes relating to moral turpitude
b. Have committed and/or been convicted of 2 or more offenses by which the overall sentence imposed was 5 years or maybe more
c. Have committed and/or been in prison for any controlled substance law, with the exception of one particular offense of simple possessing 30 grams or less of marijuana
d. Have been confined to a penal institution during the statutory period, by means of a conviction, for an aggregate duration of 180 days or even more
e. Have committed and/or been convicted of two or more gambling offenses
f. Have earned principal income from illegal gambling
g. Have been involved in prostitution or commercialized vice
h. Have been in smuggling illegal aliens inside the United States
i. Have been a habitual drunkard
j. Practices or have practiced polygamy
k. Have wilfully failed or refused to support dependents
l. Have given false testimony, under oath, as a way to receive a benefit under the Immigration and Nationality Act.USCIS expects you to ultimately be truthful and honest through the entire processing of your application especially during the interview, or perhaps it will deny the application. Please remember, in the event when the application qualifies, and citizenship is granted, if USCIS later discovers you committed a fraud in obtaining the approval, the citizenship could be rescinded.It's therefore in your interest to clearly recognize all the steps and procedures part of naturalization, particularly when you have any sort of criminal background.
Final full week, Visa released and posted their April 2011 Interchange Charges on their web page. In the event you take on a spin on in excess of there, you might discover that theirs are rather a bit simpler than the MasterCard Interchange Price sheets. And, you can uncover it prominently displayed around the most important web page as "Visa USA Interchange Reimbursement Service fees". Visa includes a overall of 7 pages (in comparison to 144 pages for MasterCard) and is laid out inside a really easy and straightforward manner so it can be easy to require a comparative check out the present and October 2010 rates. That is precisely what I've got performed in your case and am furnishing in your case right here.When looking at each and every line item, I found that there happen to be no adjustments in rates or charges, possibly up or down (like that ever transpires, anyway) throughout the board. There may be, however, 1 slight transform located on sheet 7 of the report that could most likely not influence any perusing this. It has to accomplish with Cash Disbursement Transactions (this is Interchange payable through the credit card issuer back again on the Acquirer). And, furthermore it can be for merchants in Tier II groups processing greater than million transactions annually.As I described previously, the MasterCard report is a lot more lengthy And I haven't obtained an option to perform a comparative examination and don't definitely anticipate accomplishing so. Basically, I've got significantly greater factors to try and do with my time like, getting offered for my loved ones, golfing, putzing inside the yard and around the house…effectively, you obtain the picture. So, right here's my easy advice for you with this expertise that you're acquiring right here. The first matter you desire to do is carry a appear rear at a number of months price of your respective present-day processing statements. Ordinarily, on web page 1 within your statement there might be a "Essential Facts" or "Notification" segment. That is certainly wherever there will probably be particulars of upcoming rate adjust data or other information they feel are vital to transmit for you. Sadly, I've got discovered that very number of merchants at any time actually pay awareness to this area, significantly a smaller amount than the many costs and costs they may be paying out. Nonetheless, take a search again to see if you'll find any "alerts" posted there.Now, figuring out that there have been no will increase in the Visa Interchange premiums and, at this point, we're uncertain if there were any posted on the MasterCard Interchange prices, you can see there seriously isn't considerably justification for "pace increases" being passed on to you. If, however, by going through the previous couple months well worth of statements, or even thinking about your most current March statement, you see that the costs have indeed been some solutions. Name your rep (if it is possible to even uncover them) or Customer support and question for the full explanation. Notify them that you've got been on the Visa and MasterCard websites oneself and want to know how they justify will increase with your costs. In case you do not think glad aided by the solutions you will be receiving, get started wanting for a new relationship having a distinct company.One additional issue I would advocate that you simply do. As I talked about over, "usually" notices of impending price increases, will exhibit up in that entrance page segment on your statement. Even so, sometimes (and believe me, I've noticed this occur), it can be not so "as part of your confront". So, the top issue you may do is a month to thirty day period comparison inside the Charges section of your respective statement. Bear in mind that fairly considerably all merchant agreements think, somewhere inside the fine print, that they have the correct to adjust prices as they deem appropriate and justifiable. Considering Visa and MasterCard normally make their changes to interchange, in April and October of annually, this really is normally when processors will make their transfer, no matter if there have been real raises or not. So, all I'm declaring is, just be alert and compensate interest considering that, immediately after all, it truly is your bottom-line. As generally, if you may have any concerns or feedback, just shoot them my way and thanks for studying.
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In developing country like India people often get attracted toward the luxurious life of developed country. Only wishing to move to these countries is not enough, if one really wants to work, study to travel in these developed country, one need to contact an experienced visa consultant.Developed countries always lure Indians. Basic reasons for which we like to move to these countries are the good pay packages, advance infrastructure and advance lifestyle. UK comes in top in all the countries where people from India like to immigrate. You earning in dollars, advance lifestyle, heath facilities and lots of other facilities are here for what people from developing countries wish all the time. Social security and safety is another reason for that people like to move to this country. Australia also comes in the radar of the immigrants whenever it comes to move to overseas. It is one of the most lucrative countries in terms of job opportunity, education and travelling. Australia also offers a great opportunity for skilled labors from India apart from quality life and better healthcare facilities.Indian students too wish to get higher studies in foreign countries. And reason for this priority is the advance facility and better faculties. Besides, these international degrees make sure that the holder can get a good job in any country across the world. Australia, Canada, UK etc are some of the countries that can offer good education and better study environment for the younger kids those seek better education. Apart from the job, you can get better jobs in these countries just after you are through with your education. You can contact a good visa consultant in Delhi if you are willing to get a student visa and after studies if you are planning to get settled in same country. You can get temporary and permanent visa for foreign country and for different reason you get different visas which are valid for different durations.An experiences visa consultant can help you be telling you the right procedure, he can advise the best thing you can do if you want to immigrate to some other country, he can tell you about the required document and can offers his guidance so that the whole procedure can be completed in a very hassle free way.Some time the reason for getting the visa could be business related. For example, New Zealand is one of the fast growing countries in winery and wool business and is one of the major parts of the world in dairy products. If you too wish to get a visa to be part of these businesses there, you first have to understand their business visa related dos and don'ts and only an experienced visa consultant can help you understand that. Every country has its own rules and regulations and that are quite different from rules and regulations of India. So you need to be through with all this especially in case of visa. Simple ignorance can turn into a disaster of life time no matter if you are planning to get a student visa, employment visa or business visa.
Australia is popular for giving people job opportunities and allowing them to live a comfortable life. One of the most exciting and fascinating place to visit in the world is Australia as it boasts a brilliant and stunning scenic spots that satisfy anyone's lust for holidaying an adventure. Similarly, Australia is also a perfect place to work in due to its stable economy and renowned for being one of the ten largest economies in the world. Now, with this information, there is no question why people and job seekers are eager and interested to apply Australian Visa.Today, people are applying for either the work visa or the tourist visa to Australia. But, you may consider applying for the Australian Working Holiday visa However if you want to experience all of these sights and these diverse and fascinating holiday attractions that Australia has to offer while supplementing your holiday funds with short-term employment. Since Australia always intend to encourage cultural exchange and closer ties between countries, its government established arrangements under the Australia's Working Holiday Program allowing young people to get an extended holiday while supplementing their funds with short-term employment.People aged 18 to 30 years old can apply for a working holiday visa Australia. Actually, the goal of this program is to meet the short-term needs of employers in regional Australia. The effective date of this working visa is up to 12 months starting from the date the visa is granted to the applicant. He is also allowed to stay in Australia from the date of his entry in the country. Similarly, this visa allows the bearer the benefit to leave and re-enter Australia from the date he first enter in Australia.The Australian Work Holiday Visa also gives you an opportunity to move to Australia temporarily while doing a tour. While you are having your tour you are also given an opportunity to get a job or do temporary work.Consequently, there are services providers found online that can help you in fulfilling the visa requirements you need in visas for Australia. To determine how well you can qualify for the visas for Australia by taking an Australian visa assessment they also provide free online Australian visa assessments.