Question: I am residing in New York, USA at present, but I have no status. I just got married to a Canadian lady, and she was planning to sponsor me. However, we are both reluctant to initiate sponsorship proceedings – the filing of application and the accomplishment of all necessary papers – for fear that it will expose the fact that I have no status and cause me to be deported. What can we do?
Answer: This is quite a common case, and you have no need to worry. You can still accomplish the necessary papers even if you have no status, unless you have any criminal record or something related to that. And, Canada will not get in touch with US authorities once you file your application, so you don’t have to worry about being exposed. Just continue on with your application.
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