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Criminal Inadmissibility to Enter Canada or the U.S.: Facebook Live May 21

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Criminal Inadmissibility to Enter Canada or the U.S.: Facebook Live May 21

Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah Answers Your Questions about Criminal Inadmissibility to Enter Canada or the U.S.: Your Options Including U.S. Visa Waivers, TRPs and Rehabilitation

Known for its friendliness, Canada nonetheless does have policies that allow it to effectively deny admission for those it deems a risk or threat. The most common reasons to be denied entry to Canada for criminal inadmissibility are:

  • Conviction of a crime in Canada or outside of Canada
  • Involvement in organized crime
  • Involvement in human rights violations
  • Committed an act in a foreign nation that is a crime under Canadian law

Crimes that can result in being denied entry to Canada can include DUI convictions and marijuana possession, even many years ago.

The United States has similar laws preventing entry into the country from people who have a criminal past.

If you are refused entry to Canada or the United States because of some of those reasons, there may still be ways to enter the country legally. We will discuss the options to enter Canada or the U.S. if you have a conviction in your history on our Facebook LIVE Wednesday, May 22 at 10am MT.

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Criminal Inadmissibility to Enter Canada or the U.S.: Your Options Including U.S. Visa Waivers, TRPs and Rehabilitation

Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah will answer your questions on Facebook Live about criminal inadmissibility to Canada and the U.S. including:

  • What is Deemed Rehabilitation?
  • What is Criminal Rehabilitation?
  • What are the qualifications for a U.S. Visa Waiver?
  • What if I have been convicted of a DUI?
  • What if I have a marijuana use conviction in the U.S. but marijuana is legal in Canada?

Note: If you're not able to watch live, the video will be available on our Facebook page: Ackah Business Immigration Law.

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Evelyn Ackah

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It is one thing to earn a living; it is another thing to make a difference in the world.

This is our formal thank you note to Evelyn Ackah and the Ackah Law Team for all the effort they put into helping us navigate and finally resolve the hurdle that was Canadian Immigration back in the spring of 2012.

A friend referred us to Evelyn; he assured us that Evelyn would take good care of us. Our friend was confident we were in good hands and said Evelyn would do her very best to help us and she did! At the time we did not know that his referral would go far beyond finding us help. Slowly we realized that it would become our own personal story of how we received grace and were reminded of the power in paying it forward

We wrote a detailed page of our dilemma, explaining how we came to be in the position we were in (overwhelmed with the hurdle that was Canadian Immigration and the uncertainty that we faced as a young family in Calgary). Evelyn agreed to take on our file with her team. They found the time to personally call us and listened intently and understood the details of what we were dealing with. They gave us their time, an honest opinion and provided clear direction which proved to be invaluable advice. Months went by but in time, we received word from Ackah Law that the Immigration office had finally reviewed our file and a decision had been made allowing our family to finally put the immigration matter to rest. We were finally able to focus again to live our lives without fear or pending doom.

Looking back now, even the sun appeared to shine a little brighter that day. At first we didn’t know whether to bake them a cake, drive out to meet their team, find their offices and personally thank them with a mighty hug or simply cry out to the heavens in thankful relief. Instead we emailed them to express our heartfelt thank-you and we hoped that they would know deep in their hearts just how grateful we were for all of their help.

Even though we relied on emails and phone conversations to communicate with them that year, we will always remember their constant professionalism, their kindness and understanding at a time that brought us so much pain not to mention fear. As if all their hard work wasn’t enough, Evelyn then then casually mentions that all their work was done pro-bono! We were thoroughly humbled!

To this day we are still eager to share how wonderful they all are as human beings but even more than that, we continue to pay it forward in honour of them, their service to us and their continued dedication in helping others.

Eternally thankful

– The Brummunds

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