New Immigration Process: From Dial Up to High Speed Internet
The world of immigration and refugee law is rapidly changing. The end of 2011 and 2012 will usher in a new era as the most comprehensive amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
as the legislation nears its tenth birthday are implemented. Click here to read more.
CBSA: Twelve Months is New Removal Target!
Most failed refugee claimants will be removed within twelve months of receiving a decision following implementation of the Balanced Refugee Reform Act (BRRA) in late 2011 or early 2012. Click here to read more.
Citizenship & Immigration Canada - Immigration and Refugee Changes
Regulating timelines for IRB proceedings and Pre-removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) function to be transferred to the IRB 1 year after implementation of the new system are but two of the series of changes to the world of Immigration law. Click here to read more.
Case of the Month
The applicants in this case were failed refugee claimants who filed an H&C/PRRA which was refused and challenged. The applicants submitted that the officer had not been “alert, alive and sensitive” to the best interests of the children, because the Officer ignored documentary evidence from his daughters’ friends, school and community which spoke to their involvement in the community. The Court determined that there had indeed been extensive documentary evidence regarding the social involvement and integration of the children which was not addressed in the decision. While the Court could not engage in reweighing evidence, it allowed the judicial review and remitted the matter back to a different officer for reconsideration. Click here to read more.
Effective Advocacy for Immigration Lawyers
Mario D. Bellissimo will chair a second session with the Law Society of Upper Canada on Effective Advocacy. Click here to read more.