Latest Canadian nationality law Stories

2011-11-04 18:30:00

Transcend Consultants has disclosed that Sponsored parentsâ immigration program is the next program to have measures introduced to limit the inventory of applications in the system. The 4 measures announced today also contemplate introduction of a long-term visit visa, increase admissions, continue public consultations, and freeze the intake of new applications with immediate effect. Brampton, On (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 According to Transcend, Canadaâs Minister...

2010-09-09 01:12:19

Repeal of birthright citizenship for the U.S.-born children of unauthorized immigrants would expand the nation's unauthorized population by at least 5 million over the next decade, according to a new report from the Migration Policy Institute. The report's principal author is Jennifer Van Hook, professor of sociology and demographics at Penn State and non-resident fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based institute. "While some are discussing an end to birthright citizenship as a means to reduce...

2010-01-26 10:00:00

OTTAWA/>, Jan. 26/> /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/citizenship-and-immigration-canada/do-you-know-someone-minister-kenney-launches-a-call SOURCE CNW Social Media

2009-09-30 15:25:00

All Citizenship Applicants to take the New Test Beginning Oct. 1 WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is reminding the public that beginning Oct. 1, all citizenship applicants must take the new naturalization test, regardless of when they filed their Application for Naturalization (Form N-400). "Becoming a United States citizen carries with it extraordinary rights and responsibilities," said USCIS Director Alejandro...

2009-01-07 18:25:40

A baby born to a Ugandan woman while on an international flight over Canada is the first airborne newborn ever granted Canadian citizenship, officials say. The 6-pound baby, named Sasha, was delivered while aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Boston on New Year's Eve, the Ottawa Citizen reported Wednesday. The mother, whose name wasn't released, went into labor about 6 hours into the 8-hour flight, giving birth in Canadian airspace. Alykhan Velshi, a spokesman for Immigration...

2008-12-18 12:40:36

Bureaucratic mistakes that made a dual-citizenship Swedish citizen a Canadian will cost the Swedish government $130, a government chancellor ruled. The Local reported the unidentified woman had a Canadian father and Swedish mother, and was born in Sweden a dual citizen in 1984. In 1992, her father applied for a Canadian passport for his daughter, and documents were filed with the Swedish consulate in Vancouver as part of the process, the report said. Somehow, Swedish tax authorities used the...

2008-07-10 21:00:25

The number of Mexicans becoming U.S. citizens increased by 50 percent last year while the total number of naturalized citizens fell, U.S. officials said. The number of Mexicans who became citizens rose to 122,000 in 2007 -- up from 83,000 in 2006, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. Citing a report issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the newspaper said California and Texas recorded the largest increases in the number of Mexicans becoming U.S. citizens last year. The...

2006-01-03 17:45:47

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canadian-born ice dancer Tanith Belbin, the world silver medallist with partner Ben Agosto, said she was overwhelmed at becoming a U.S. citizen. After being sworn in on Saturday at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service office in Detroit, the 21-year-old became eligible to compete for the United States at February's Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. "When I finally did complete the test and they handed me my certificate of citizenship, I didn't even expect...

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