VANCOUVER, November 18, 2013 — Miller Thomson LLP will offer pro bono immigration legal services to those who have been significantly affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced that the federal government will be fast-tracking immigration applications including visitor visas, student visas, work permit and residency applications for those significantly affected by the typhoon. In support of these special measures, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced that it has set up special email addresses and dedicated phone lines to respond to requests for expedited processing from applicants and their families.
Miller Thomson will be providing general immigration legal advice to members of the Filipino community whose lives have been devastated by the impact of the typhoon to ensure that they will benefit from the special measures announced by the federal government.
Miller Thomson is proceeding on a pro bono basis as part of the firm’s commitment to provide free legal services in matters of great importance and public interest. Miller Thomson has a long history of community involvement. The firm’s formal pro bono program works to identify opportunities to provide individuals and groups within communities with the legal assistance they need.
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