Q: I sponsored my parents to Canada over three years ago. I was earning a good income back then but was laid off last year. I just received a letter refusing the sponsorship. Can I appeal? Do I need a lawyer?
A: Yes, you have the right to appeal the refusal on humanitarian grounds and on legal grounds. You must file the appeal within 30 days. Most people do hire a lawyer as there can be legal issues that are complex and lawyers have the experience to deal with such matters. While some do represent themselves, you will have to determine yourself if this is a matter that you can handle on your own.
Atty. Henry Moyal is a certified and licensed immigration lawyer in Toronto. The article above is general advice only is not intended as legal document. Send your inquiries to his office phone 416-733-3193 or visit his website www.moyal.com