immigration law


  • Human rights concerns about AI hit lawyers in immigration, criminal law and trusts

    Human rights concerns about AI hit lawyers in immigration, criminal law and trusts

    May 17, 2019

    Many lawyers who might not consider their work “high tech” may also need to step in to address human rights law considerations surrounding digital privacy and artificial intelligence.

  • Paralegals probe law society on immigration, legal aid

    Paralegals probe law society on immigration, legal aid

    May 14, 2019

    Some paralegals say they are interested in taking on legal aid clients and expanding immigration services amid cuts to public funding.

  • Program unfair until cap lifted

    Program unfair until cap lifted

    Feb 4, 2019

    The Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents program will retain an element of unfairness until the annual cap on applicants is lifted, according to some immigration lawyers.

  • Uncertainty around program causes concern

    Uncertainty around program causes concern

    Feb 4, 2019

    Just more than a year ago, the federal government confirmed the expiry in November 2019 of two pilot programs allowing caregivers for children and adults with high medical needs to apply for permanent residence following admission under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

  • Process for getting LMIAs should change

    Process for getting LMIAs should change

    Feb 4, 2019

    The process for obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment must change to better reflect the reality of global commerce, according to a Toronto immigration lawyer.

  • Debate over birthright citizenship emerges

    Debate over birthright citizenship emerges

    Feb 4, 2019

    Eliminating birthright citizenship would be an overreaction to fears about a growth in birth tourism, according to an Ottawa immigration law professor.

  • Immigration lawyers say report on IRB too mild

    Immigration lawyers say report on IRB too mild

    Oct 22, 2018

    OTTAWA — The House of Commons immigration committee has completed a study on the Immigration and Refugee Board and the problems around the lack of an independent complaints process against board members, especially around areas such as the credibility of LGBTQ refugee claimants and sensitivity to those who have experienced trauma, whether due to gender-based violence or they are survivors of torture or other vulnerable persons.

  • Habeas corpus arguments strengthened

    Habeas corpus arguments strengthened

    Oct 15, 2018

    Judges at the Court of Appeal for Ontario said they will allow an appeal on whether immigrants facing “virtual house arrest” meet the requirements for habeas corpus.

  • Ruling shows more immigration law knowledge needed

    Ruling shows more immigration law knowledge needed

    Sep 24, 2018

    Immigration lawyers say a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada drives home the need for criminal defence counsel to bolster their immigration law knowledge in order to properly represent non-citizen clients.

  • Safe Third Country Agreement challenged again

    Safe Third Country Agreement challenged again

    Sep 24, 2018

    Refugee advocates hope they will be successful in their second attempt to have the Safe Third Country Agreement declared unconstitutional.

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