News in Immigration and Refugee Law
Justicia for Migrant Workers says foreign farm workers approached in a sex assault investigation had only dark skin colour in common.
Growing numbers of groups and individuals are calling for an end to indefinite detention, maximum security incarceration of migrants, and an overhaul of the adjudication process in Canada.
Ontario is joining five other provinces to defy Ottawa's refugee health cuts, saying it will reinstate basic and urgent coverage for claimants.
The Ontario government is joining other provinces by reinstating access to essential and urgent health care for refugee claimants - and will send the federal government the bill.
The plight of asylum seekers has set up a fight between health professionals and the Harper government, which says it is acting to prevent abuse of the system.
Registration is now full for the December 11 webinar: Advocating for Refugee and Other Precarious Status Clients on Social Assistance Matters
When: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11 a.m. ET
This webinar provides information on ways to advocate for immigrant and refugee clients who are having their benefits illegally terminated based on a misapplication of social assistance regulations.
The case is important because it confirms that the circumstances of migrant workers must be considered in determining their eligibility for the parental benefit.
A new Harvard Law School study paints a scathing portrait of Canada as a country that's slamming its doors on asylum-seekers and thereby unwittingly contributing to the human smuggling crisis.
When: Thursday, November 28, 2013, at 10 a.m. ET
This webinar, intended for community workers, gives information on changes to the law in regard to the impact of criminality on the immigration system.
When: November 28-30, 2013
Where: Kitchener-Waterloo Conference Centre
Looking to strengthen your understanding of policies and practices affecting refugees and immigrants to Canada? You’ll find these and other opportunities to meet and exchange with others working towards the same goals at the Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation in Kitchener-Waterloo from 28-30 November 2013 on the theme Everyone has a part to play: what's your part?