Changes in Immigration Laws annoy the Applicants
Applicants from Hong Kong and China protest the changes in Immigration Laws
Applicants hoping to reach Canada by making an application under Federal Skilled Category are furious at Government’s decision of rejecting the applications made before February 2008.
There have been who have been waiting for years to reach the country and live a better life but, their dreams have been shattered after the announcement coming from Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, only to clear the backlogs.
There are people like Shenzhen, a native of China, who have decided to go without food until and unless they get attention from Jason Kenney. He is one of those applicants who had spent a large sum of money to reach Canada. The investments such people did not only make in applying but also to get prepared for the interview. They took special classes of English, so that they can be affluent with the language.
Dozens of protesters accumulated outside Hong Kong’s Exchange Square a few days back. They shouted slogans and also wrote letters to diplomats to catch enough attention from the Authorities.
The disappointment felt by the applicants
The applicants have been waiting for years and making all possible preparations to reach the country, but, now they have no way left for grooming their future.
The disappointed lot has gone on “hunger strike” to ensure that their message reaches the Immigration Minister.
Almost, 280,000 applicants have experienced their applications to be rejected; out of this almost 12,000 are alone from China and Hong Kong.
In fact, many of these applicants have their family ties established in Canada.
The announcement coming from Immigration Department
Months back, Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney had made announcement that the backlogs of applications need to be cleared and for which the possible way out is to return the applications made prior to February 2008. He also had assured that “Application fee" would also be refunded back.
He did stick to his promise and in turn, almost 280,000 applications were returned back. Also, more than 1 Million was refunded in the form of “application fee”.
Now the same Government informs the disheartened applicants that they are free to apply under the amended laws of Immigration.
The disgruntled applicants do not see any assurance or logic as a satisfactory reason for returning their applications as they only observe it as a loss of time of their lives and dreams too.