Major Immigration Case Wins
2014. In the spousal case of a 75 year old Canadian woman marrying a 45 year old Argentinian man, the visa office later again denied the applicant immigration, this time because the visa office alleged that he had a criminal record when in fact the applicant had no criminal record whatsoever. Mr. Mangat led the appeal of this case before the Immigration Appeal Division resulting in a successful appeal based on his detailed submissions, evidence and testimony of witnesses.
— Spousal Appeal, Edita Barcia vs. MCI, 2014
2013. In the case of a permanent resident not in compliance with the residency requirement, the appellant, after becoming a permanent resident, had been pursuing education outside of Canada, the officer alleged that the applicant did not have any intention of settling in Canada. As such, there were no extenuating circumstances to overcome the residence requirements. In the appeal Mr. Mangat proved that there were sufficient humanitarian and compassionate grounds to allow the appeal.
– Permanent Residence Appeal (Sec. 28), James vs. MCI, 2013
2012. Mr. Mangat regularly handles immigration appeals of relative adoption immigration cases which have been refused by the visa office. Recently, three cases of children who had been adopted when they were older than twelve by a relative in Canada came up for their appeal hearing. In all three cases, the appeal board ruled in favor of the appellants, allowing the children to be reunited with their adoptive parents. These cases are:
- Gurcharan Singh Sond v. Minister of Citizenship & Immigration, Decision date: June 15, 2012
- Manjinder Singh Thind v. Minister of Citizenship & Immigration, Decision date: June 28, 2012
- Sushil Kaur v. Minister of Citizenship & Immigration, 2012
— Relative Adoption Appeals
2011. The case of a 75 year old Canadian woman marrying a 45 year old Argentinian man was refused by the Canadian visa office in Argentina. Mr. Mangat led the appeal of this case before the Immigration Appeal Division resulting in a successful appeal based on his detailed submissions, evidence and testimony of witnesses.
— Spousal Appeal, Edita Barcia vs. MCI
2011. A Canadian couple adopted a 1 year old child in India. Canadian Immigration refused the application after 10 years as they believed there was not a genuine parent-child relationship. Mr. Mangat launched the appeal in 2010. In September 2011, the appeal was successful. Thus, the child will be reunited with her adoptive parents in Canada very soon.
— India Relative Adoption Case
2011. West Coast Immigration regularly takes on cases of medical inadmissibility appeals. Most recently, the sponsorship of Indian parents with a disabled dependent child was denied. The appeal was successful based on Mr. Mangat’s detailed submissions, documentation and explaination of relevant case law. This family will soon be reunited in Canada.
— Medical Inadmissibility, Methiwala vs. MCI
2007. Ms. Kazim and her family in Canada had made a number of applications for her immigration to Canada under humanitarian & compassionate (H&C) grounds. All of her applications had been refused. Mr. Mangat successfully submitted a new application with very detailed submissions which were fully supported by proper, credible and complete documentation. This convinced Canadian visa authorities in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobego, that Ms. Kazim’s circumstances were well within H&C grounds and she was granted immigration to Canada.
— Humanitarian & Compassionate Case, Bibi Kazim
2009. A Pakistani woman who had been out of Canada for 22 years had never returned to Canada during that period. She was allowed to reinstate her permanent residence status. Mr. Mangat successfully argued the case based on humanitarian & compassionate grounds.
— Section 28 Permanent Residence Appeal
2007. (Case from within Canada.) This client was scheduled for removal from Canada after residing here illegally for almost 9 years. Mr. Mangat took on the case prior to removal and was able to reinstate his status under a temporary resident permit based on humanitarian & compassionate grounds. The special circumstances of the case warranted intervention from the Director of Immigration to allow this individual to continue living in Canada. Had he been removed from Canada he would have died for lack of medical treatement in his home country.
— Humanitarian & Compassionate Case, Guyanese national
1996. Mr. Mangat won an immigration appeal in the case of a relative child from India. He successfully argued the case which resulted in a change to Canadian immigration law. Today, children are no longer required to be placed in an orphanage in case of a relative adoption.
— Relative Adoption Appeal, Beryar vs. MCI
1989. Mr. Mangat was successful in arguing the first Sikh refugee case where the claimant was deemed a refugee, despite the commonly held belief that all refugee claimants from India were fake. This win resulted in a major shift in the attitude of the Canadian public by bringing to light the reality human rights violations in India. The significance of this story was captured on the front page of the Globe & Mail.
— Refugee Case, Gill vs. MCI