Evelyn Ackah | How the US RAISE ACT Impacts Canada

 

President Trump proposed changes to cut US immigration on August 2, introducing The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act. Immigration reform was a key platform in Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and he pledged to put American workers first. President Trump introduced the bill saying “our low-skilled [immigration] system with a points-based system.”

The proposed changes to US immigration laws could impact immigration here in Canada:

Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah sees US immigration changes as an opportunity for Canada to attract skilled immigrants that improve the economy:

Many well-educated, talented and creative people want to move to our country to work or start a business that will improve our economy and create jobs. I look forward to working with people from around the globe who want to move here and help build a stronger Canada.

Learn more: US Proposes Immigration Cuts: How This Impacts Canada  

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Calgary Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah is a Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Immigration law is becoming more complex and challenging every day. Immigration applications can be refused due to minor oversights and omissions that can delay or negatively impact your business or your family reunifications plans. By not using a lawyer you can be putting your business and your family at risk.

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law
(403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or Contact@ackahlaw.com 

Canada Start-Up Visa for Entrepreneurs - Evelyn Ackah Calgary Immigration Lawyer

Ahmed Hussen, the Federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, announced Canada’s Start-up visa program will become permanent in 2018 after completing a 5 year pilot program.

Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah is pleased to see the Start-up Visa Program will become permanent:

Many talented, creative people want to move to our country and start a business that will improve our economy and create jobs. I’m delighted to see the start-up visa pilot program has proven a success, and look forward to working with people from around the globe who want to build their business in Canada and help build a stronger Canada.

Learn more here: Canada’s Start-up Visa Program Pilot a Success and Will Become Permanent

Evelyn Ackah is a Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Immigration law is becoming more complex and challenging every day. Immigration applications can be refused due to minor oversights and omissions that can delay or negatively impact your business or your family reunifications plans. By not using a lawyer you can be putting your business and your family at risk.

Contact Ackah Business Immigration Law
(403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or Contact@ackahlaw.com 

Enhanced Screening on Flights to US: Why Flying to the US May Take Longer | Calgary Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

Travelers flying to the US will need to allocate extra time for airport security screening, effective July 19. Canadian airlines Air Canada and WestJet have issued alerts to their customers advising them of the new security regulations, and recommending passengers arrive at airports at least two hours prior to scheduled departures. US Homeland Security implemented enhanced screening on flights to the US citing new terrorism concerns.

Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah flew from Calgary to Florida after the implementation of the new security measures and she noticed increased security and longer lines. She suggests everyone who qualifies apply for a Nexus card to reduce airport security delays.

Security changes for travel to the US include:

  • Enhanced overall passenger screening
  • All electronic devices larger than a smartphone will have to be removed from protective casing
  • Devices must be fully charged for potential inspection
  • Expanded canine screening
  • Increasing security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas

Learn More: Why Flying to the US May Take Even Longer

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Evelyn Ackah is an immigration law expert who can review your particular case, and help you determine the best course of action. As the founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, Evelyn Ackah helps you understand your rights and interpret and navigate Canadian immigration law. To find out more about how to apply for Canadian citizenship and how to move to Canada:

Contact Evelyn Ackah Today
(403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190
or email us directly

Evelyn Ackah | Canadian citizenship revocation | Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act - New Court Ruling

Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act: New Court Ruling

On July 12, 2017, the Federal Court voided the revocation of 312 Canadian citizens who lost their citizenship without a hearing and without consideration of individual circumstances under the Harper era changes. The court ruled that while becoming a Canadian citizen is a privilege, once citizenship is granted the individual is entitled to all rights, benefits and privileges of citizenship, including due process of law.  

In May 2015 the Harper government enacted the “Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act” (SCCA), which gave immigration officials new powers to revoke someone’s citizenship if they believe that person lied or committed fraud on their citizenship application, and expedited the revocation process by removing their right to a hearing. Previously, the right to revoke citizenship was held by the Governor in Council. 

It is essential that Canadian citizens retain their rights as citizens whether they are born Canadians, or are granted citizenship later on; regardless of which political party is currently in power. Once citizens, their rights cannot be arbitrarily taken away without due process. If a court finds their citizenship was granted under fraud and citizenships is revoked, only then should they lose their right to due process. 

Learn More Here: Court Voids Canadian Citizenship Revocation 

Do you have questions about Canadian immigration? We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is an immigration lawyer and expert who can review your particular case, and help you determine the best course of action. As the founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, Evelyn Ackah helps you understand your rights and interpret and navigate Canadian immigration law. To find out more about how to apply for Canadian citizenship and how to move to Canada:

Contact Evelyn Ackah Today
(403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190
or email us directly