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    Im looking for some advice. Im moving to Canada to be with my girlfriend of over three years. Since our mission to bring her here is fruitless, I will go there. My country....land of the free, has let me down. Does anyone have any advice as to do's or don'ts when immigrating there. Can I go there and still have my two college aged kids as a dependant? They have been able to get a Pell Grant to help with tuition. This is a big move for me but I want to be with the person I love no matter where it is. Thank you for your time

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    Im looking for some advice. Im moving to Canada to be with my girlfriend of over three years. Since our mission to bring her here is fruitless, I will go there. My country....land of the free, has let me down. Does anyone have any advice as to do's or don'ts when immigrating there. Can I go there and still have my two college aged kids as a dependant? They have been able to get a Pell Grant to help with tuition. This is a big move for me but I want to be with the person I love no matter where it is. Thank you for your time

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    • #3
      It is so unfortunate, how strict our immigration laws become. First thing you should do, write to congressman/Senator of your area and let them know your situation. They may help you either introducing a private bill for your girl friend or at least favoring a upcomming bill that will rollback 1996 harsh immigration rules.


      Speaking of Canada!

      Let me call Canada "land of freedom", their immigration laws are far better and sensible than USA. If you are skilled and educated, you can get their landing paper within six months, and if your girl friend is Canadian she can sponser you and still you get landing paper with in no time.

      Education is far cheaper and have better standard in Canada than USA.
      There are grants available for students as well.
      And, free medical.

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      • #4
        - Your children can get landing paper through you as long as they are under 21(not sure it may be 24) and student.

        Please check a lawyer.

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        • #5
          we have applied for immigration to canada it has been 3 months . is it posible to move there workand wait for the immigration to come through

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          • #6
            Hello Serinity (shouldn't it be spelled Serenity?),

            I just finished my process of getting immigration papers to Canada, and you can be 100% sure that what I say here is 100% accurate. You can sponsor any dependant up to the age of 22. If the child exceeds the age of 22, you can still sponsor that child PROVIDED you can prove that the child is still a dependant AND a full-time student. I know this because at my interview, my 21-year old son was approved but my 24-year old daughter (a graduate of Yale University) was denied because even if I could prove that she is jobless (since she has no U.S. papers even after 18 years in the USA) but I could not prove that she is a full-time student. So my daughter remains in the streets of New York, jobless and without any status whatsoever, and after spending over $150,000 on her college degree. Thank the USA for nothing !

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            • #7
              Don't bother writing your senators and congressmen. They are useless morons who won't do anything unless it benefits them. I wrote Feinstein who basically told me to go take a hike.

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              • #8
                Thank you for your input...Im nervous and excited about my moving to Canada...Toronto is a fun place ...I would much prefer to live in Iowa but thats not a choice for now...Im hearing more and more people that are immigrating there...I still havent heard anything negative from others that have already moved there...Ive been there lots and have made many friends...I will be looking for a medical office to work in, i hope i can find something...Again, thanks to all that took the time to reply...Have a good day****

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                • #9
                  You can work in Canada on a work permit before you receive your Permanent Residency if you can obtain a job offer in Canada. Check out this article about how http://www.canadavisa.com/canadian-immigration-work-per...nged-employment.html]work permits can speed up your Canadian immigration application[/URL].

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                  • #10
                    This is not a forum about Canadian immigration. This site is limited to US immigration questions. Anyway, as long as you can Speak English, you can be accepted by Canada. During the interview, always say Canada is better than America. Mention that Canada is much better because it's on top of America in the map.


                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by serinity:
                    Im looking for some advice. Im moving to Canada to be with my girlfriend of over three years. Since our mission to bring her here is fruitless, I will go there. My country....land of the free, has let me down. Does anyone have any advice as to do's or don'ts when immigrating there. Can I go there and still have my two college aged kids as a dependant? They have been able to get a Pell Grant to help with tuition. This is a big move for me but I want to be with the person I love no matter where it is. Thank you for your time </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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                    • #11
                      Cheap advice...
                      this forum is mainly and only for United States immigration ONLY...

                      There is web page out ther just like this one,but for Canadian Immigration aka Canada.

                      Good Luck

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by macyuhoo:
                        Anyway, as long as you can Speak English, you can be accepted by Canada. During the interview, always say Canada is better than America. Mention that Canada is much better because it's on top of America in the map.

                        In 2001, 250,640 people immigrated to Canada. Canada's Immigration Minister is pushing for major changes to the country's immigration system, according to government sources. If the changes are accepted, Canada will be bringing in more than 300,000 immigrants a year. All political parties are now cautious about criticising of the high level of immigration, because, as noted by the Globe and Mail, "in the early 1990s, the old Reform Party was branded ˜racist' for suggesting that immigration levels be lowered from 250,000 to 150,000.

                        According to the Statistics Canada only 44% of landed immigrants aged 15 years and higher were working in 2001 (i.e., a majority of 56% were not working). Immigrant unemployment levels do not reduce to the Canadian average during at least the first 10 years of residing in Canada. Federal and provincial government social programs can experience greater expense without corresponding tax revenue due to the low employment rate of immigrants. The Fraser Institute claims that the immigrants who arrived between 1990 and 2002 cost governments $18.3 billion (per annum (as of 2002) net of taxes raised from those immigrants) relating to universal social services. Employment rate: Skilled worker principal applicants - 60%, Skilled worker dependent - 36%, Family - 39%, Other economic - 29%, Refugees - 21%, All immigrants - 44%. Data source: Statistics Canada, 2001, Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada.

                        Immigrant population growth is disproportionally concentrated in or near large cities (particularly Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal). These cities are experiencing the strains that accompany strong population growth causing some residents to express concern about the declining livability of those cities. For example, a Toronto Star article published on 14 July 2006 authored by Daniel Stoffman noted that 43% of immigrants move to the Greater Toronto Area and said "unless Canada cuts immigrant numbers, our major cities will not be able to maintain their social and physical infrastructures". In March 2005, Statistics Canada projected that the visible minority proportion will comprise a majority in both Toronto and Vancouver by 2012.

                        Canada:
                        Top ten sending countries, by country of nationality, 2004, Total - 235,824, China (excluding Taiwan) - 37,280, India - 28,183, Philippines - 13,900, Pakistan - 13,011, Iran (Islamic Republic of) - 6,491, United States - 6,470, Romania - 5,816, United Kingdom - 5,353, Republic of Korea - 5,351, Colombia - 4,600, All other countries - 109,369.

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                          Disproportionate number of the homicides committed in Toronto in 2005 involved black immigrants, both as perpetrators and as victims. Less than 5% of Toronto's population immigrated from Jamaica. On the other hand, at least 95% of all gune related crimes in Toronto are committed by people from Jamaica. Toronto residents are feeling "under siege" by gangs that draw their income from drug sales and their inspiration from urban rap music, says an Ipsos-Reid poll released in October 2005. Gun crime and violence has become the most important issue facing the city of Toronto for 55% of the residents who participated in the poll.

                          Asian organized crime poses a major threat in Canada because it is widespread, sophisticated and highly influential, says a police report. Insurance fraud, money laundering, human trafficking, street gangs and sexual exploitation of children are all raised as concerns in the annual report from the Criminal Intelligence Service. Chinese gangs from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau increasingly are using Canada as a base for operations in the United States and now constitute "a growing threat" to this nation, according to the International Crime Threat Assessment. The 128-page analysis of criminal activity worldwide, produced by the CIA, the National Security Council, the FBI and specialists from 10 other federal agencies, reports that tough, sophisticated Chinese gangsters are exploiting Ottawa's comparatively loose immigration policies to enter Canada and become legal residents. As Canadian residents, they can easily enter and leave the United States, where they run major criminal enterprises.

                          The Chinese gangs principally engage in heroin trafficking, credit-card fraud, software piracy and assorted high-tech crimes. But they diligently pursue more traditional activities, too, and operate alien-smuggling, vehicle-theft, money-laundering and gun-running rings. Hong Kong has produced two of the most powerful triads: One is called 14K; the other is the Sun Yee On triad. Both have branches in Canada.

                          In a case last year in Canada, 17 terrorists were arrested before they could carry out their plot to bomb prominent sites and behead the prime minister. Most were Pakistani, there was a Somali or two. Islam is the largest non-Christian religion in Canada. According to 2001 census, there were 579,640 Muslims in Canada. In 2006, Muslim population is estimated to be 783,700. In the 1981 census Muslim population was still below 100,000. In Toronto, there have been reports of tension between Jamaicans (who comprise most of the blacks) and Somalis. That includes fights between Jamaican and Somali gangs.

                          Vancouver, British Columbia, is facing a rise in gang-related violence stemming from drug dealing and local turf wars between young people of Indian descent, the Washington Post reported. "They are Indo-Canadians killing Indo-Canadians," said Kash Heed. "Seventy-six murders mainly within one ethnic group. The cycle of violence, we've not cracked it yet." Battles between Vietnamese gangs for control have also been linked to recent killings in Vancouver and some authorities are worried western Canada is on the verge of an all-out gang war involving other Asian organized crime groups.

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                          • #14
                            Go and check this site: www.notcanada.com

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                            • #15
                              Every year 250,000 eager foreigners arrive in cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. After they do so, their careers, finances and lives are destroyed. Dr. Khalid Rafiq, is one of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants in Canada forced to survive on the worst labour jobs the country has to offer. A Ph.D. graduate from Pakistan, he now earns minimum wage driving a taxi in Toronto for a living...

                              Immigrants are highly qualified (MD's, PhD's, Lawyers, Engineers etc.) but they are driving taxi cabs, delivering pizza's or working in factories. Even people with bachelors degrees from Canadian Universities cannot find jobs after graduation. This is the tragedy associated with immigration to Canada. I feel sorry for those immigrants who are stuck in Canada for the rest of their lives. It is indeed a very sad and hopeless future.

                              Please do not believe the fancy websites made by the Government of Canada or by the Canadian immigration laywers. They are not telling you the truth. Do your own research!

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