October 10, 2018
Caribbean Woman Who Faced Lifetime of Domestic Abuse, Finds Refuge
Our office worked closely with an illiterate woman from the beginning of her refugee claim. We helped her tell her story on paper for the purposes of the Personal Information Form and also carefully prepared her for answering questions at the hearing. In consideration of her experiences, we were also able to secure designation as a Vulnerable Person, which allowed our counsel to lead the questioning at her refugee hearing. This type of accommodation is of great use for individuals who have survived trauma as it may make the refugee process less intimidating.
Our client was found to be a Convention Refugee and is now preparing to re-claim her life her in Canada.