Immigration Law
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The question on how to treat foreigners has long occupied a central place in Australia’s national conscience. In 1958, the Minister for Immigration, the Hon. A.R. Downer introduced the migration laws we use today, had been a prisoner of war in Changi. His experiences is reflected in a more humane approach to the treatment of migrants, where he describes the Migration Act as the “finest immigration charter that the world has yet seen”.

Over the next 60 years, each Government since has sought to impose its own peculiar migration policy resulting in a unique mixture of drafting styles and policy objectives producing the current immigration landscape we see today. As long as Australia remains a popular destination for migrants from around the world, the Department, tribunals and courts will be called upon to interpret the various provisions of immigration law.

The Department forecasts that yearly immigration is set to increase to 525,300 by June 2019. Unsurprisingly, a large number of those whose migration applications are rejected seek to challenge the decision made against them. In the year ending June 2015, a total of 18,534 appeals making up of visa refusals and cancellations where made to the tribunals. By the end of December 2018, refusals and cancellations have climbed tremendously by 62.5%. In turn, these figures have translated to a significant amount judicial review cases before the courts. Thus over 90% of all applications for constitutional writs made to the High Court in the past 5 years have been migration matters. The volume of cases the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court hears, have dramatically increased by approximately 36% each year.

The result is that the Migration Act is one of the most litigated piece of legislation in the country. This is why migration representation matters.


 

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We are a part of the 1.3%

Agape Henry Crux has not one but two (2) Accredited Specialists

In order to provide immigration assistance in Australia, the practitioner must be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

As of 17 December 2018, there are 7344 practitioners registered.

There are only 41 Accredited Specialists in NSW, 47 in VIC, and 7 in QLD.

 

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What our clients say

 

Australia calls me “U.M.A”. This is my story:

I was barred by five (5) types of BAR which prevents me from making a valid visa application:

  1. Section 46A BAR

  2. Section 48A BAR

  3. Section 48 BAR

  4. Section 91P BAR

  5. Regulation 2.43(1)(p) BAR

I travelled by boat where it was intercepted by the Australian navy. When I finally managed to get a BVE, the Department cancelled my bridging visa based on minor criminal charges, even before a court could determine if I am guilty or innocent. These criminal charges were eventually dropped but the awful effect of this weird cancellation power cannot be reversed even if a person is later found innocent. However, the consequences of this type of cancellation causes me to be barred from making a valid BVE application. With 5 different types of bar, this means I have no choice but be detained and removed from Australia. After using several lawyers and humanitarian immigration experts, I found AGAPE. Even after exhausting all avenues and being at the last stage of all appeals, with no hope left, I was very surprise that AGAPE’s tactical team could even present me with several technical loopholes, which allowed me to choose according to my preference of speed, costs, risks, and degree of effort required on my side. Today, I have my visa to work in Australia because I finally got sick and tired of changing different lawyers. I thank Haakon my best friend in Australia and Riya my Australian partner and myself for making the only good decision in my life, ie. to pay extra money to have 2 of the 41 Accredited Specialists in NSW makes a difference.

- Pseudonym

 
 

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