When Arsheveer Kaur moved to Canada in May 2020, she did not think she would give birth to her son without her husband by her side.
Now, for more than a year, Kaur and her husband, Jugraj Singh, have also parted ways. In this epidemic, Immigration, Refugees and Canadian Citizenship (IRCC), puts some exports abroad in custody if the applicant has dependents abroad.
Kaur applied for a permanent residence permit in July 2019 through the Public Relations Program (PNP). He and Singh got married while his application was running, so he added it to his app.
He was in India for their wedding in January 2020, and hopefully will be able to open a business to stay in Canada for the birth of their son. Unfortunately for them, an unsatisfied Canadian immigration official blocked Singh from leaving Canada before the end of his term, a major reason for his refusal to join foreign women.
Since November, Kaur has been the only mother in Canada and Singh has not had a baby.
“It’s scary in my heart. I tease someone whenever I need something,” Kaur said. “Also, at the time, he needed support from relatives. She needs a husband. ”
He has become one of the many people applying for a PNP and Visa in Canada who are frozen by the IRCC for permanent residency. Several reported receiving responses from the IRCC along the line:
Through its application, while its trustees have been issued, the application will be retained while we are making the application for the Permanent Resource of all our relatives in Canada. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm when the travel ban will be lifted.
An IRCC spokesman told CIC News that when applying for a permanent residence permit, all families listed on the application need to complete it at the same time. This is because the IRCC must determine that every family member is admitted to Canada to be approved for the application. Downloads, however, may occur at different times for applicants in Canada and their relatives abroad.
“Because we are accommodating first-time applicants in Canada using a virtual landing system, this could create an environment where overseas dependence may not come before the expiration of their applications,” the IRCC said. in an email message. “As a result, in some cases, those who started applying for a job in Canada were delayed until we made sure the mother’s family was able to arrive correctly with the file.”
The IRCC spokesman also said that these files should see significant movement in the spring and summer months of this year.
Joy Okolo and her husband, Gerald Orji, have been separated since September 2019. During the epidemic, Okolo is working safely living alone in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He says he has no support beyond his peers, and because everything is closed, it means he has taken a break in his home “praying or crying.”
The couple’s application has been completed. After five protests, Okolo sent one last email to a law firm in Ottawa. To his surprise, someone replied that everything was over. Her husband is now scheduled to arrive in Canada in July.
“I’m frustrated but because I know I soon feel like I’m more energetic,” Okolo told CIC News. “I feel like I’m walking on angels right now. I feel so much better than before. ”
Her application was approved in April, but before that she was on the same boat with Irina Manezhnaya, who has been trying to reunite with her family since 2016.
“Family life is coming through the face of the phone on a regular WhatsApp call,” Manezhnaya wrote to CIC News. “When I wanted to marry my husband I just put my phone on my chest and we all cried. Thousands of miles away, eight hours in between, we cried in frustration that nothing could be done to end these difficult years. We can’t even simplify the controls that the fans want. The wall of the IRCC is within us. ”
Manezhnaya refused 10 times, the law blocked him in the Immigration and Naturalization Act 179 (b). It allows immigration officials to apply for temporary residence permits for dissatisfied foreigners before their visas expire. Although the two ideas are appropriate to prevent workers from writing temporary residence permits for those applying for a residence permit, many women rushed into this barrier even before the outbreak.
After Manezhnaya realized that her husband’s immigration application was being processed because she and her children were no longer in Canada, she took action. It connects nearly 270 people on social media in places like this. They sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, signed by more than 50 people. He also gave a brief summary, and presented it as evidence to the Canadian Immigration Service, which is studying the effects of COVID 19 on migration patterns.
“The best solution for PNP and CEC applicants is the current government’s policy to end all applications that meet all pending requirements because a relative is unwell in Canada,” Jenny Kwan said. The new party told CIC News. “This is not easy to understand. I am These are the lives of people who are being deliberately deprived of their lives by the Liberal government. The lack of communication from the government on these files adds to the embarrassment.”
Egg is a member of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. At least one representative comes from each major political party sitting on the committee. Their job is to monitor federal immigration policy, conduct research and make recommendations on how to improve Canadian immigration. The government, which is currently under the control of the Liberal Party, has no plans to change, but they must at least respond to these reports.
A recent report called on the government to grant temporary residency to victims 179 (b), among other measures that would help reunite families.
Jasraj Singh Hallan is the chairman of that committee – and an outspoken critic of immigrants from the Conservative party, the main opposition Liberal party. He also received complaints to his office from families who were unable to travel to Canada, including those affected by the policy to bring resources with their dependents abroad.
Hallan told CIC News: “[This government] needs to be more transparent about how they help families reunite, and how they can help families reunite safely.” “The government needs to answer this question for these people who have suffered as a result of the management of this file.”
Mendicino’s office has not responded to requests for information on specific domestic and foreign applicants, but the ministry’s press secretary, Alexander Cohen, said the reform of the immigration system was meant to bring working hours and customer service. in general.
“Applicants will see faster processing times, more reliable reception, friendly service and are able to get timely information about the status of their application,” Cohen said.
Improving the immigration system could take three to eight years, according to reports from the semi-final meeting between the IRCC and the CBA. For now, these families will have to wait until the border is reopened or the IRCC completes their application, whichever starts.
“We are very optimistic about all the information we have received from the Canadian government that is concerned about the opening of the borders,” Manezhnaya told CIC News. “It all starts at the US-Canada border. Then they will go to the borders of the world. It’s just a matter of time. In this permanent session of waiting, we are just accustomed to waiting for all of these. ”