June 10, 2021
This Week’s Success Story: Refugee Protection Division (RPD) Grants Refugee Claim!
We had been working with a client and her family over the years to assist with their refugee claim. Prior to their hearing, we worked with the family to identify the best evidence to support their claim as well as conducted legal and country conditions research based on the current and previous situation in their country of persecution.
After waiting a few years for their case heard at the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB), we were finally able to present their case before a Member of the RPD. Following the claimants’ testimony and counsel’s submissions, we were told the decision would be reserved. Meaning, a decision would not be made on the spot, but rather mailed at a later date after the Member had a chance to review her notes and evidence presented.
After a month, we finally received the decision we had been hoping for. Our clients’ claim was accepted and they were deemed Convention Refugees. We were pleased to learn that their claim was accepted and that they would be able to remain safely in Canada permanently.