immigration law


  • 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.

  • CBSA may face legal challenge over flagpoling project

    CBSA may face legal challenge over flagpoling project

    Sep 24, 2018

    The Canada Border Services Agency could face a legal challenge if it continues to expand its flagpoling project limiting services to immigrants who seek to validate or renew their status in Canada at the country’s land borders.

  • Chaos theory

    Sep 24, 2018

    In the recent legal drama around Ontario’s move to chop the size of Toronto’s city council, it was common to hear some members of the public decry that something was terribly wrong with the judicial system as well as with our democratic institutions.

  • Improvements suggested for foreign worker program

    Improvements suggested for foreign worker program

    Sep 24, 2018

    The federal government has some improvements to make in its regulation of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, according to immigration lawyers.

  • Stricter laws on impaired driving could impact immigrants, lawyers say

    Stricter laws on impaired driving could impact immigrants, lawyers say

    Jul 2, 2018

    Changes to the federal Criminal Code could affect prospective immigrants who are convicted of impaired driving offences inside or outside Canada, lawyers say.

  • IRB vacancies make for greater delays for clients

    IRB vacancies make for greater delays for clients

    Apr 16, 2018

    The government’s slow pace in filling vacancies on the Immigration and Refugee Board has led it to declare that it will no longer be meeting legislated timelines in the face of a wave of irregular asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border. Immigration lawyers say this is creating greater delays and uncertainty for their clients.

  • Confidence in federal program shaky, despite changes

    Confidence in federal program shaky, despite changes

    Mar 12, 2018

    Immigration lawyers are not convinced that the changes made this year to the federal Parents and Grandparents Program have made it any fairer.

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