Filipino mother Annalisa came to Canada seven years ago in the hopes for making a better life for her, and her four children. She worked for years as a Live In Caregiver taking care of elderly Canadian’s. She cooked, cleaned, shined shoes and changed their diapers for the chance to bring her kids to Canada for a better life. She hired a man who called himself a Lawyer who had the initials LLB after his name to submit her application for landing based on the years she has worked as a Live In Caregiver. All went sour when her husband was found criminally inadmissible for serious criminality under IRPA A 36 (2) (c).
Due to the stupid actions of her husband while she was slaving everyday in Canada, her dreams and her children’s dreams seemed all but lost. She was furious at her husband for getting up to no good while she was struggling to give her children and themselves a better life in Canada. The Lawyer/Consultant didn’t have any advice for her. All these years of toil and her kids would still be left in the Philippines with not much future. What to do the Lawyer turned Immigration Consultant threw his hands up in the air and said there was nothing he could do because her husbands actions made her and her children inadmissible to Canada.
Everyone should conduct their own due diligence before retaining anyone for submitting an immigration application.
Those two clients mentioned at the bottom of that story came to me from other successful clients, who came to me from other successful clients, who came to me from other successful clients, etc, etc.
Like other potential clients Annalisa did not bring all the documents to make an informed decision but she still decided to retain our services for us to look into her situation based on her friends recommendation of our services. Virtually no questions asked because I was her last hope. The very next morning when I received supporting documentation the solution was obvious. Since she normally resides in Canada she should divorce her husband and remove him from their application. He didn’t deserve her because of his actions. Divorce in the Philippines is not an option but her divorce certificate issued in Canada would be accepted by Immigration Canada.
If her children’s father gets rehabilitated there is a possibility the children could sponsor their father in the future.
WHEN YOU SEE A LAWYER WHO HAS BECOME AN IMMIGRATION CONSULTANT AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND ALWAYS THINK TWICE! WHO YOU RETAIN TO REPRESENT YOU WITH ANY IMMIGRATION APPLICATION CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE.