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Proposed amendments to sponsorship regulations will put immigrant women at risk
On March 10, 2012 Citizenship and Immigration Canada published proposed regulations in the Canada Gazette (Part I, Vol. 146, No. 10 – March 10, 2012) to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and introduce a conditional permanent residence period of two years for sponsored spouses, common law and conjugal partners. The conditional measure will apply to sponsored spouses and partners who have been in a relationship of two years or less with their sponsors and who have no children in common with their sponsors at the time of the sponsorship application. The proposed conditional measure requires that sponsored spouses or partners cohabit in a conjugal relationship with their sponsors for a period of two years following receipt of their permanent resident status in Canada.
If the sponsored spouses or partners do not remain in a conjugal relationship living with their sponsors during the conditional period, their permanent residence could be revoked, which would initiate actions that may lead to their removal from Canada
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