I’ve been intrigued by the probability that I have a legitimate claim to Canadian citizenship (LSS: my dad was born in Canada, emigrated to the US, and I was born here) and have written several query letters to various Canadian immigration lawyers, mainly in Hamilton, Ontario, where my dad was born, telling them I’ve got this stuff pretty well documented, and I’d like to hire a lawyer to help me with the immigration (to Canada) process.
I’ve been sending these letters from my university e-mail, with my name and title on the e-mail, not a Yahoo or hotmail address, to the official e-mails listed on their websites, and I haven’t even gotten so much as an acknowledgement from any of the half-dozen lawyers I’ve sent these to over the past year.
You’d think I’d get at least a “Piss off, Yank, we don’t need any more of you scum in our nice clean country” letter or two, wouldn’t you, or at least one unethical scumbag thinking he can make a few bucks off this stupid Yank by pretending to deal with the immigration services. But I’ve literally gotten zero responses. What’s up with that? Is there a code word I need to use?