Canada court quashes hopes of would-be immigrants
Canada, 24th May: A Canadian government court has thwarted the efforts of would-be immigrants seeking a review of their cases from the government.
Hopes of would-be immigrants dashed by federal court--The judge of a federal court announced the decision and dashed the hopes of nearly 800 would-be immigrants wanting to come to Canada under skilled immigration category.
As per the reports, applications of more than 800 skilled workers from various nations are lying in a huge immigration backlog as the government recently announced its decision to eliminate all these through a government bill.
Skilled workers had filed petitions in a federal court seeking clarifications over a long delay in the processing of their Canada visa applications. They have asked to keep their Canada skilled visa applications open while the courts give any decision.
The skilled foreign workers had asked in their petitions to compel Canada immigration minister for keeping their application files open. But, the federal judge stated Wednesday that he cannot compel Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney to have their Canada skilled visa application files remain open.
And the reason cited by the federal judge was that since the bill yet to be enacted into a law, hence he is helpless to ask the immigration minister to do so. He can only do so if and when the bill becomes a law and not before that.
The case will have a next hearing in June this year.
Kenney happy with the court ruling—While the decision by the federal court came as a big jolt to would-be immigrants, it was a delight for Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney.
Kenney was not at all surprised by the decision. In fact, he was pleased, stated an official spokeswoman for Canada immigration minister.
The case is among two cases awaiting a decision by the federal government after an announcement was made by it to eliminate around 280,000 Canada immigration applications filed before 2008 along with a refund of their application fees.
Meanwhile, would-be immigrants feel the decision by Canadian government to remove their applications is a violation of the pledge to review their applications in a timely manner.