HALCO news Summer 2018 newsletter is now available

This issue includes updates on criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, improvement to Canada's immigration medical inadmissiblity regime, and more.

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

September 11: Discover the CCR Migrant Workers Report Cards and how to use them

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Online

If you are concerned about migrant workers' rights, would like to learn more and find out how you can use these report cards, then this webinar is for you.

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Are asylum seekers crossing into Canada illegally? A look at facts behind the controversy

A record number of people around the world are fleeing war, persecution and armed conflict. The majority are displaced internally, or leave for neighbouring countries.

Posted:
August 02, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Canada using DNA, ancestry websites to investigate migrants

The process raises concerns about privacy of data held by ancestry websites, and highlights political pressure over the handling of migrants by Canada's Liberal government.

Posted:
July 30, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Those working in Canada's legal cannabis industry at risk entering U.S.

Those employed at legal and licensed Canadian cannabis companies could face denial of entry and lifetime bans from the U.S. if they tell a border official where they work.

Posted:
July 27, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

Audit of immigration detention review system reveals culture that favours incarceration

The first-ever audit reveals a system that unfairly keeps people behind bars for months on end due to ill-informed adjudicators and a culture that favours incarceration.

Posted:
July 24, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Federal audit shows 'shocking' lack of fairness in the way immigration detainees are treated, says legal group

The audit shows immigration detention in Canada is "cloaked in unfairness and in urgent need of systemic reform": Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.

Posted:
July 23, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers

Mistaken for an illegal immigrant, Canadian sues after eight-month ordeal

His lawyers say the process is stacked against migrants (or in Mr. Ogunye's case, a Canadian mistaken for one) in which the board members usually accept the word of the CBSA.

Posted:
July 19, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ottawa won't pursue deportation of Abdoul Abdi, Goodale says

Goodale tweeted on Tuesday evening that the government "respects" the recent Federal Court decision that spared Abdoul Abdi from a deportation hearing. 

Posted:
July 18, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

August 13-17: Family camp for Spanish-speaking immigrant, non-status, and refugee families

When: Monday to Friday, August 13-17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

Where: The Lighthouse, 1008 Bathurst Street, Toronto 

This is a free camp for Spanish-speaking immigrant, non-status, and refugee mothers and their children, ages 4-13 years old.

Posted:
July 18, 2018
Article source:
The Lighthouse