Refugees 'in the crosshairs' as Legal Aid Ontario battles for government funding, advocates warn

Legal Aid Ontario says it has no choice but to slash refugee services — but many say cuts could be 'devastating'.

Posted:
May 25, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Register for upcoming webinar: Immigration Status and Relationship Breakdown: What Women Should Know

Mon, May 29, 2017, 12:00 PM E.S.T.

Register for this webinar at: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ap63no6lizd&eom

Mon, May 29, 2017, 12:00 PM E.S.T. - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series discusses the different types of immigration status for non-citizen women in Canada and how status may be affected by their partner and the breakdown of their relationship. It explains the April 2017 changes in immigration law, specifically the removal of conditional permanent residence for sponsored spouses/partners and what this means for women who want to leave an abusive relationship. The webinar will also discuss legal options and tips for staying safe. METRAC's Program Lawyer, Silmy Abdullah, will co-present with Immigration lawyer, Caitlin Maxwell of Equity Legal and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic. Register today at: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ap63no6lizd&eom

Posted:
May 23, 2017
Article source:
METRAC

Court hearing landmark challenge to indefinite immigration detention

The court will have to decide whether or not continued detention under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act violates Section 7 and Section 9 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Posted:
May 16, 2017
Article source:
CTV News

Federal Court strikes down key provisions of Citizenship Act

The decision limits the immigration minister's power to revoke citizenship.

Posted:
May 10, 2017
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Roma say they're being barred from flights to Canada

The federal government denies it's behind the problems faced by Roma travellers, saying it's up to airlines to decide who boards flights to Canada.

Posted:
May 08, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Refugee board creates guidelines for deciding LGBTQ claims

The guidelines are meant to help decision-makers at the Immigration and Refugee Board with claims based on sexual orientation, which are hard to verify and validate.

Posted:
May 05, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Notice – Government of Canada Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence

It required sponsored spouses or common-law partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to cohabit with their sponsor in a conjugal relationship for 2 years to maintain their PR status.

Posted:
May 02, 2017
Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada

On International Workers Day, Migrant Workers are still Precarious and Unsupported

The CCR calls for open work permits, access to permanent residence, access to settlement services, family reunification, and increased and more effective monitoring and enforcement.

Posted:
May 01, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Toronto lawyer suspended over handling of Roma refugee cases

Advocates for Roma refugees have for years blamed the group's low asylum acceptance rates on the poor legal representation they received during the asylum process.

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

May 4: Free event on the Canadian Immigration System

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Toronto Public Library - Flemingdon Park, 29 St. Dennis Drive, North York, ON

Canada's Immigration System: Who Gets In is an overview of the law that dictates who may come to Canada permanently, or for a temporary purpose such as a visitor or student.

Posted:
April 25, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)