22/01/2018 - Tamara Thomas
Independent and objective evidence of country conditions enough to outweigh credibility concerns?
Canadian Immigration Blog
Lawyers are People too . . .
I am lead on a huge research study has examined approximately 170 Government websites relating to representatives in citizenship, immigration and refugee law and the focus of the government communication regarding representatives is that of unlawful and/or unscrupulous practitioners. Although the aim is important and appropriate, namely the protection of the public, the result is a generalization and a presentation of a severely distorted picture with little mention of the critical role immigration lawyers play in representing applicants. In short, the presentation as it currently reads amounts to a public marginalization of lawyers in a process in which they play a critical role. The focus of my study is to highlight the positives immigration lawyers play and to assist in the protection and promotion of the ability and right of licensed Canadian lawyers to represent individuals and companies with respect to immigration, refugee and citizenship matters. After all we are people too…