News in Immigration and Refugee Law
When: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ET
Where: Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave., Toronto M5R 1C7
Panel discussion on refugee rights in 2017: is Toronto really a sanctuary city / refugee experience with Islamophobia, anti-black racism / healthcare for refugees / refugee claimants and human rights.
The chief has few answers on how police are abiding by the city's don't ask, don't tell policy on undocumented immigrants, says Alok Mukherjee, former chair of the Toronto Police Services Board.
Even Canada's border services officers, who have the sole discretion to decide where an immigration detainee will be held, have said they aren't qualified to make such decisions.
A new CBSA report outlines its intention to reduce the use of maximum-security jails and "better align" itself with international and domestic standards for immigration detention.
The email falsely claims that refugees earn more each year than Canadian seniors living on pension income.
Despite a big increase in the number of asylum claims, Ontario faces a 37 per cent funding reduction from Ottawa this year for legal services for refugee claimants.
While Canada is celebrated as a safe haven for refugees, hundreds of unwanted immigrants languish in jails across the country.
A little-known 2006 amendment to the Citizenship Act limits Canadian citizenship to just the first-generation of children born to or adopted by Canadians who live outside Canada.
The Income Security Advocacy Centre says the federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that Canadians are experiencing right now.