Medical & Criminal Inadmissibility & Misrepresentation
Foreign nationals and permanent residents may be found to be medically or criminally inadmissible. Penalties for misrepresentation are severe and lead to inadmissibility. Thus foreign nationals may not be granted entry to Canada, and permanent residents and temporary workers may be removed from Canada. Ms. Chotalia has extensive experience in resolving and litigating such cases. She also keeps on top of the law: For example, a recent Supreme Court of Canada cases addresses issues of criminal inadmissibility: R. v. Pham, 2013 SCC 15 (March 2013).
The issues are complex and require thought and analysis with changing laws and policies. For example, The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act has been changed as of Nov 21, 2014 to expedite the removal of foreign criminals from Canada, while making it harder for those who pose a risk to Canadians to enter the country. The new changes include:
- Increasing the penalty for misrepresentation from a two- to a five-year period of inadmissibility, as well as a five-year ban on applying for permanent resident status.
- Barring temporary entry to immediate family members of those who are inadmissible to Canada on more grounds that include national security, human or international rights violations or organized criminality.
Contact Ms. Chotalia, Q.C., An Experienced Canadian Immigration Lawyer.
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