Canadian and US Immigration Lawyers
"Helping people from all over the world settle in Canada and the United States"
Mamann, Sandaluk & Kingwell is a full service immigration law firm in downtown Toronto. We are committed to giving our clients the best possible service in processing any immigration application or resolving any immigration problem, no matter how big or small. Our experienced staff is dedicated to achieving quick and affordable results for all of our clients.
We hope that this website helps you answer your immigration questions and allows you to get to know us better.
May 13, 2013-Joel Sandaluk is interviewed on CTV News on the case of Issa Mohammad, who was able to gain entry to Canada in 1988 and remain until 2013 despite an earlier conviction for terrorism-related activities in Greece.
April 26, 2013-Joel Sandaluk is interviewed on CTV News on terrorism suspect Raed Jaser, who was not able to be deported from Canada due to his status as a stateless person.
April 24, 2013-Guidy Mamann is featured in an article in the Toronto Star reporting on the case of Maricon Gerente, a comatose woman whose Permanent Residency application was recently approved but whose daughters' status in Canada is still undecided.
February 28, 2013-Joel Sandaluk is interviewed by CTV News on processing delays for immigrants and refugee claimants from Syria.
October 26, 2012-Joel Sandaluk is interviewed by CTV News on a recent change to the spousal sponsorship category of Permanent Residence stating that newlywed couples must live together for at lease two years after teh sponsored person enters Canada or risk an investigation onto the validity of the relationship and possible deporation of the foreign national.
October 12, 2012-Guidy Mamann appears on CTV News to discuss the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act and the decision not to allow American Terry Jones into Canada on October 11.
October 11, 2012-Joel Sandaluk appears on CTV News to discuss the decision by the Canada Border Services Agency to deny controversial American pastor Terry Jones entry to Canada.
October 3, 2012-Guidy Mamann is quoted in the Toronto Star after a press conference involving several prominent Toronto immigration lawyers on the Faster Removals of Foreign Criminals Act.
October 1, 2012-Joel Sandaluk is interviewed by the Toronto Sun regarding the reaction of Toronto's immigration lawyer community to the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act.
September 10, 2012- Joel Sandaluk is interviewed on CTV News regarding an announcement from the Immigration Minister that an extensive investigation into alleged residency fraud may result in the loss of citizenship for as many as 3100 individuals.
August 1, 2012-Asiya Hirji is featured in a video on City TV News on the case of Leatitia Nanziri, a Ugandan woman currently awaiting a ruling from federal court on whether she will be deported back to her home country, where she fears she will be at in danger due to her sexual orientation. A decision is expected to be made August 2, 2012.
July 31, 2012-Complaint made to the Law Society of Upper Canada against Guidy Mamann by a member of Minister Kenney's staff regarding Mr. Mamann's earlier comments on the Conrad Black case closed today. Read the full Globe and Mail article here.
July 27, 2012- Asiya Hirji is quoted in a CBC News article on Leatitia Nanziri, a woman fighting deportation to Uganda, where she says her life will be at risk due to her sexual orientation.
July 5, 2012-Daniel Kingwell is quoted in a Globe and Mail article discussing a pilot program offering $2000.00 and a plane ticket home to filed refugee claimants.
July 5, 2012- Joel Sandaluk commented on a pilot program offering $2000.00 and a one-way plane ticket to any refugee claimant denied asylum who will voluntarily go home in a Toronto Star article.
May 2, 2012 - Guidy Mamann commented on the issuance of a Temporary Resident Permit to Conrad Black in a Globe and Mail article.
May 1, 2012 - Guidy Mamann and Joel Sandaluk were quoted in a Global News article pertaining to the issuance of a Temporary Resident Permit to Conrad Black.
May 1, 2012 - Joel Sandaluk commented on the legal hurdles facing disgraced media mogul Conrad Black should he wish to return to Canada in a Canadian Press article.
March 18, 2012 - A Muslim-Lesbian couple facing deportation to Israel has been given another chance to fight for their stay in Canada, thanks to Daniel Kingwell. Click here to read the article.
March 18, 2012 - Daniel Kingwell is quoted in a Sun News article about the expected surge in bogus refugee claims.
March 7, 2012 - Guidy Mamann was featured in a Globe and Mail article on Immigration Minister Jason Kenney's views on Canada's immigration backlog. Click here to read the article.
March 6, 2012 - Guidy Mamann was featured in a Toronto Sun article about Canada's change on immigration laws taking effect in June. Click here to read the article.
January 20, 2012 - Han Lin Zeng, deported by Canada in February 2011 on assurances that he would receive a fair trial, finally received his judgment on January 20 at 8:30 am in a courtroom in Chengdu, China. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. While Mr Zeng and his Chinese lawyer prepare an appeal of this decision, Mamann Sandaluk and & Kingwell have publicly expressed serious concerns about the process leading to the conviction. The trial was held on short notice, access to the evidence was denied until mere days before the trial, and the proceeding was closed to the public. As details emerge, Mamann Sandaluk & Kingwell will issue a further press release outlining its concerns, and calling on the Canadian government to monitor the process. Click here to read about the deportation, and click here to read our earlier press release. World media coverage quoting Daniel Kingwell includes from: CBS; CNBC; CTV; the Washington Post; NTDTV; and the Globe & Mail, among many others.
January 13, 2012 - Guidy Mamann was interviewed by Sun TV on the decision of the Quebec Superior Court to temporarily stay the execution of Leon Mugesera who is widely viewed as being responsible for inciting the genocide of almost one million Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994. Click here to watch the interview.
January 2012 - Mamann Sandaluk & Kingwell secured a bittersweet victory for its client Enbo Cui, a 21-year-old student whose mother, Guang Lu was recently murdered in Toronto’s Chinatown.
Canadian immigration officials twice denied him a visitor’s visa to attend his mother’s funeral in Toronto. The firms’ efforts were brought to the attention of the Canadian public by Tom Godfrey of the Toronto Sun which led Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney to direct his officials to reverse their earlier decisions and issue a Temporary Resident Permit to Mr. Cui.
Mr. Cui attended his mother’s funeral today in Toronto as he had hoped.
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January 10, 2012 - Joel Sandaluk was featured in a Toronto Star story involving the refusal of a visa to a man seeking to attend the funeral of his mother who was murdered in Toronto's China Town.
July 7, 2011 - Guidy Mamann was interviewed by John Downs of Toronto’s Newstalk 1010 on news reports that the Canadian Border Services Agency is launching a major initiative to locate, arrest, and deport 20,000 illegal immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area against whom warrants for arrest were issued.
June 17, 2011 – John Downs talked with Guidy Mamann on Newstalk 1010 regarding the government’s reintroduction of legislation that aims to discourage ships from arriving off Canada’s coasts, that happen to be crammed with people seeking asylum.
June 10, 2011 - Guidy Mamann is quoted in a news article appearing in the Canadian Jewish News about the nature of refugee claims being made in Canada by Israeli nationals.
June 8, 2011 - Joel Sandaluk appeared with Ron Minken of Minken Employment Lawyers in London, England to present a seminanr on the topic “Doing Business in Canada: Employment Law & Immigration Law Essentials”. The seminar, which was hosted by the Canada UK Chamber of Commerce was a great success and presented British Employers with a great deal of valuable information on how to establish a business and transfer employees to Canada.
April 20, 2011 - Asiya Hirji appeared in Court on behalf Richelyn Tongson, who had alleged abuse in the family household of Brampton MP Ruby Dhalla, her former employer. As the Toronto Star reported, the case was adjourned until after the Federal Election.
February 23, 2011 - The Canadian government says it wants to cut back on the number of people it will admit to Canada in the skilled immigrant class. It says immigration levels were very high last year and that the number of immigrants should be reduced. Marc Montgomery talks to immigration lawyer, Guidy Mamann about how these cuts will be made and how they'll be felt by Canadians and immigrant applicants. Click here to stream and listen to the interview.
February 4, 2011- Guidy Mamann was interviewed with Martin Collacott of The Fraser Institute and the Centre for Immigration Policy Reform by Marc Montgomery of Radio Canada International (RCI). Click here to see the transcript.
January 2011- In the final days of 2010 Mamann Sandaluk represented Daniel Garcia, a Toronto high school student, in his ultimately doomed attempt to remain in Canada after the deportation of his sister. Our office filed an application for a Temporary Resident Permit as well as a request to defer the execution of his removal order. When the deferral request was denied, Mamann, Sandaluk filed a motion to stay Daniel’s deportation, but in an emergency sitting on the afternoon on New Years Eve, Madam Justice Tremblay-Lamer denied the motion. Despite massive community support, Daniel was deported from Canada on January 1, 2011. Listed below are links to some of the media reports of the events surrounding Daniels fight to stay in Canada.
December 19, 2010- Guidy Mamann was interviewed by John Downs on Newstalk 1010 to discuss the case of an immigration officer recently facing bribery charges and to discuss press reports that US President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper plan to announce in the new year a joint initiative to establish a North American security perimeter.
November 15, 2010- Guidy Mamann is interviewed by Jim Richards on Toronto's Newstalk 1010 AM radio station on the controversial Bill C-49 which proposes to detain refugee claimants, and their children, who arrive en masse for 12 months.
November 15, 2010 - Guidy Mamann was interviewed by Marc Montgomery of Radio Canada International (RCI) on trends in the making of Canadian immigration policy and on the Canadian government's plan to double the net worth requirements for investors to $1.6 million and to double the amount of the required investment to $800,000.00 effective December 1, 2010.
November 13, 2010 -Guidy Mamann is quoted saying in relation to Jason Kenney's anti-smuggling bill "The public doesn’t have a clue about what the government is stamping its name on" in an article by Tom Godfrey of the Toronto Sun entitled "Lawyer warns of Gitmo North".
November 8, 2010 - Guidy Mamann is interviewed by Sandie Rinaldo, anchor for CTV's National News on the immigration process facing a Chinese refugee claimant who boarded a Vancouver-bound plane while masked as an elderly Caucasian passenger.
October 27, 2010 - Guidy Mamann was interviewed by Marc Montgomery of Radio Canada International (RCI) on Jason Kenney's "anti-smuggling" bill. In the second half of the show the interview focuses on government claims that its immigration website contains all of the information applicants need to apply for temporary or permanent residence to Canada. Listen to the two interviews here.
October 21, 2010 - Citizenship and Immigration Minister has tabled a new bill entitled the " Preventing Human Smugglers from Abusing Canada's Immigration System Act". The text of Bill C-49 can be found here.
September 22, 2010- Rafael Fabregas attended a private dinner hosted by Consul General Minerva Falcon of the Philippine Consulate General of Toronto, for four Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines during their official visit to Canada. Photo: Mr. Fabregas with Mme Justice Teresita J. Leonardo-De Castro
September 21, 2010 - Joel Sandaluk was quoted in an article by Nichola Keung of the Toronto Star on a recent study involving 600 court rulings on immigration and refugee appeals which concluded that the outcome of cases were influenced by such factors as access to good lawyers, the location of the court, and the sex and professional background of judges.
September 17, 2010- Guidy Mamann was interviewed by Jacqui Delaney of Sun TV on the controversy surrounding the denial of education and educational materials o the children who were aboard the migrant ship Sun Sea which arrived in Canada on August 13, 2010.
September 8, 2010- Guidy Mamann was in an article by Tom Godfreyin the Toronto Sun on a recent ruling of the Federal Court which could be used to refse future refugee claims from Sri Lanka.
September 1, 2010 -Guidy Mamann was interviewed on CBC Radio's Here and Now radio program, found in Toronto at 99.1 FM, about immigration minister Jason Kenney's meeting with victims of immigration fraud by marriage. Listen to the interview.
August 22, 2010 - Guidy Mamann was quoted in an article by Tom Godfrey of the Toronto Sun entitled "Refugees go home for 'legitimate' reasons: Lawyer".
August 16, 2010- Guidy Mamann was quoted by Tom Godfrey of the Toronto Sun newspaper in an article on the expected arrival in Toronto of some of the Tamil refugees who arrived in Canada on the Sun Sea ship.
August 15, 2010 - Joel Sandaluk was interviewed by former CNN anchor Lynne Russell now of Toronto's CFRB Newstalk 1010 radio station on the legal implications arising from the arrival of 490 Tamil refugee claimants from Sri Lanka aboard the merchant vessel Sun Sea.
August 14, 2010 - Guidy Mamann was interviewed by Dotun Adebayo of BBC Radio 5 Live on the legal process to be applied by immigration officials following the arrival off the coast of Vancouver of the migrant ship the Sun Sea.
August 13, 2010 - Guidy Mamann was interviewed by John Oakley of Toronto's AM640 on the political fallout following the arrival of the Sun Sea in Canadian waters.
August 12, 2010- Guidy Mamann was interviewed by Jacqui Delaney of Sun TV on the arrival off the shores of British Columbia of the migrant ship Sun Sea carrying 490 Tamil refugees. Click here to view the interview.
August 9, 2010 - Guidy Mamann was interviewed by John Downs of AM640 on the case of a Korean scientist doing research on cystic fibrosis at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children whose application for permanent residence to Canada was refused because of her husband's impaired driving conviction in Korea. Read the Federal Courts decision here and Guidy Mamann's column on the subject here.
August 8, 2010- Rafael Fabregas was a panelist at a town hall meeting held at St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church in Toronto, where the subject was the recent changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program. The meeting, or "Bayanihan", was co-organized by Migrante Ontario and the Independent Workers' Association. Read about it here.
August 6, 2010 - Guidy Mamann was interviewed by Marc Montgomery of Radio Canada International (RCI) on a controversial Operational Bulletin issued by CIC on July 22, 2010 suggesting that deserters from the U.S. armed forces may be criminally inadmissible to Canada for such desertion. Also interviewed on The Link, was Liberal Member of Parliament Gerard Kennedy who tabled a bill which would facilitate the granting of Canadian permanent residence on humanitarian grounds to foreign nationals who leave armed conflict which is not sanctioned by the United Nations.
July 23, 2010 – Guidy Mamann was interviewed by CBC News and Global News about the possibility of Conrad Black returning to Canada while on bail pending appeal of his US fraud convictions. View the Global News video clip here.
July 23, 2010 - Mamann Sandaluk is a proud sponsor of the Toronto Trade Show 2010 presented by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce at the Mabuhay Philippines Summer Festival to be held on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Please come visit our booth for a chance to win a special prize and to meet one of our lawyers, Rafael Fabregas.
July 22, 2010–Guidy Mamann was interviewed by the Globe and Mail about the possibility of Conrad Black returning to Canada after he was released from a Florida jail on bail. Black was born in Canada but previously renounced his Canadian citizenship. Read the article here.
July 21, 2010 – Guidy Mamann was interviewed by Mike Stafford of the Toronto radio station AM640 on the effect of a recent instruction from immigration minister Jason Kenney requiring all applicants under the Federal Skilled Worker Program to undergo mandatory language testing even where they are born and raised in an English-speaking country. The discussion focused on the case of Dodi Robbins who was required to take the test even though she is a Harvard-educated corporate lawyer whose first language is English and who has been working in Canada under a work permit in the financial sector for the past 4 years.
July 16, 2010– Joel Sandaluk was interviewed by CTV News about the impending arrival in British Columbia of a ship alleged to be carrying illegal Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka. Click here to view the video.
July 5, 2010 - Rafael Fabregas was invited by the Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty to attend a reception and luncheon today with Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. Rafael Fabregas is an associate lawyer at Mamann Sandaluk and was recently named by the Canadian Immigrant Magazine as one Canada's Top 25 Immigrants for 2010.
July 1, 2010 - The partners, lawyers, and staff at Mamann Sandaluk wish all of their clients, friends and colleagues a safe and happy Canada Day!!
June 29, 2010 - Today, the "Balanced Refugee Reform Act" was given Royal Assent. This legislation affects all individuals who are in the process of making refugee claims, humanitarian applications, and Pre-Removal Risk Assessments. The final text of can be seen here.
June 26, 2010 - Guidy Mamann is interviewed by the Chinese language newspaper The Epoch Times on the changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Immigrant Investor Program announced by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney on June 26, 2010. Read the column here.
June 26, 2010 - Immigration Minister announced wide sweeping changes to Canada's Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Federal Immigrant Investor Program. Read Guidy Mamann's column "Big changes meant to salvage big problems". Also see the new Occupation List on our website showing all changes made by Minister Jason Kenney. Hear Guidy Mamann live on The Link on Radio Canada International (RCI) at 11:40 am EST on Wednesday June 30, 2010
June 10, 2010 - Guidy Mamann was interviewed by Omni Television about Bill C-37 “Strengthening the value of Canadian Citizenship Act” tabled by Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism.
June 7, 2010 - Rafael Fabregas was reported in the Toronto Star for bringing attention to the plight of Marcia Bandales, a nanny who should have benefited from the “Juana Tejada Law” which was proposed by Mamann, Sandaluk and which became law on April 1, 2010. See the Toronto Star column here.
May 25, 2010 - Mamann Sandaluk is pleased to congratulate Rafael Fabregas on being named one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2010 by the Canadian Immigrant Magazine. Read More...
April 5, 2010 - In his weekly column, Guidy Mamann reviews the proposed reforms to Canada's refugee system. Read more...
March 28, 2010 - Joel Sandaluk and Julian Jubenville were interviewed by the Toronto Observer in connection with continued immigration processing delays experienced by Haitian-Canadians. Read more...
March 21, 2010 - Guidy Mamann was interviewed by the Toronto Sun in connection with the small number of Haitians arriving in Canada after the earthquake. Read more...
March 16, 2010 - Rafael Fabregas marks the first anniversary of Juana Tejada's death in a letter to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Read more...
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permission from clients
My family and I lived in Canada without any status since 2001. We went through different lawyers wasting our time, they only took us money and we never receive any hope from them.
One day, I decided to call to Mamann and Associates office, I spoke to Guidi Mamann and he told me, he’ll designate a very good lawyer for me “ DANIEL KINGWELL”, then we have the oportunity to meet you, and your first advised was that we have a lot of chance win the case, you gave us hope and we were so impressed about your positive attitude winning this case and helping us.
We are very thankfull to God and to you Daniel, without you this couldn’t be possible. Thank you for all your support, dedication and professionalism you put into our Humanitarian Application, because of all your effort we become Permanent Resident since September 2010.
This letter is my testimonial letter for you as an Excellent person and Extraordinary Lawyer in the Mamann, Sandaluk & KINGWELL - Immigration Lawyers.
God Bless you forever.
Yesenia & Family
January 18, 2012