Hi this is Judith.
I see you did follow my suggestion and get an opinion from the Canadian lawyer regarding the consequences of not signing the Declaration.
Generally, in US immigration proceedings everything has to be originals and under this situation you are permanently giving away your rights to see your children.
Since you have a US court order for visitation with the children, I would go up to Canada and get them. I know it is a long distance for you but just do it. You have a court order.
I would immediately contact that attorney you chatted with by opening your old thread and tell him what you did and that you want to withdraw the facimile and that you are not willing to sign and give the Canadian authorities an original Declaration. You are not willing to permanently abandon your rights to seeing your children as you have a US court order for visitation and you want to exercise those rights. Ask him how to make sure you can send a letter to the CIC = canadian immigration agency to do this.
I am not surprised this happened. As both of us told you if the children are not included in this petition they will have to come back to the US and your wife will have to go through the process to get them permanent status after she gets hers alone.
Your children are US citizens, you are a US citizen, you have a US court order for their visitation, go and get them.
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