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Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 07:09 AM

Federal Court denies request to set time limits on immigration detention Guidy Mamann

The federal government can either change the law and regulations regarding the length of time a person can be held in immigration detention, or lawyers representing former detainees are prepared to go all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada to request limits be imposed on periods of incarceration in those cases. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 08:24 AM

REMOVAL AND DEPORTATION - Removal from Canada - Removal order - Humanitarian and compassionate grounds

Appeal by Lewis from the dismissal of his application for judicial review of a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Inland Enforcement Officer’s (Enforcement Officer) decision, refusing his request to defer his deportation to Guyana pending the determination of his humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) application. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 12:39 PM

Court denies accused terrorist’s attempts to get security certificate quashed David Stratas

Mohamed Zeki Mahjoub's latest effort to overturn a security certificate denying him entry into Canada because of ties to terrorist organizations has been rejected. ... [read more]

Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 12:40 PM

Legal Aid Ontario considering suspension of immigration, refugee services Vicki Moretti sm

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) officials are meeting with the federal government in a bid to boost funding for immigration and refugee services, which are in danger of being suspended. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 06, 2017 @ 07:27 AM

B.C. legal aid will cease to accept immigration, refugee applications as of August Mark Benton sm

British Columbia’s Legal Services Society (LSS) has announced that it will no longer accept applications for immigration and refugee cases as of Aug. 1 due to lack of funding. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 09:03 AM

Federal court decision may have impact on evidence in immigration cases, lawyer says Sonia Akilov

A Federal Court judge ruled immigration officials were “vague” and “non-transparent” in denying an application for permanent residency, and the lawyer who represented the applicant in court said the decision could have consequences for future immigration cases. ... [read more]

Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 09:17 AM

Asian legal clinic toll-free hotline has access to justice dialled in Avvy Go

A toll-free hotline launched on June 18 at the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic will provide legal advice for people across Ontario whose access to justice is limited by language barriers. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 08:48 AM

Passage of Bill C-6 a positive change for immigration lawyers Andrew Carvajal

The passage of Bill C-6, an act amending the Citizenship Act, on June 19, will not only assist people trying to become Canadian citizens, but the immigration bar as well. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 @ 06:29 AM

Entry rule changes to benefit immigrants with siblings, French language skills  Robin Seligman

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched improvements to the express entry system that will benefit newcomers who have French language skills or siblings residing in Canada. ... [read more]

Monday, June 05, 2017 @ 02:13 PM

Immigration minister to speak at CBA conference

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen is scheduled to speak at the Canadian Bar Association’s annual immigration law conference, being held from June 8-10 in Toronto. ... [read more]