Immigration detention system is legal, though not always applied perfectly: judge

The constitutional challenge was filed by Alvin Brown, a Jamaican man who was detained for five years before being deported last year.

Posted:
July 26, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Immigration scam targeting Chinese community in GTA 'too good to be true': police

Ads placed in local Chinese newspapers promise to help secure travel documents from China to Canada.

Posted:
July 26, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Federal Court voids Canadian citizenship revocation for 312 people

An earlier judgment struck down key provisions of the Citizenship Act introduced by the former Conservative government under Stephen Harper.

Posted:
July 13, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Refugee health clinic sees surge of uninsured pediatric patients

12-year-old Mariam was entering coma when she was taken from a refugee shelter to a community clinic for people without health care.

Posted:
July 11, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

'Forgotten refugees' say they're tired of waiting for their cases to be heard

There are about 5,500 so-called "legacy" asylum claims waiting to be heard.

Posted:
July 07, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 7 July 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
July 07, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Groups ask Federal Court to strike down Safe Third Country deal with the U.S.

A legal challenge is being launched against the Canada-U.S. agreement that governs where people can make asylum claims on either side of the border.

Posted:
July 06, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

LAO budget woes mean squeeze on services

Legal Aid Ontario officials say the agency will have to suspend all immigration and refugee services in November if the federal government does not come through with much-needed funding.

Posted:
July 05, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

High number of women failing citizenship test reflects barriers they face, advocates say

Government data show that citizenship applications for more women than men are being rejected.

Posted:
July 04, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

As Trump travel ban takes effect, lawyers mobilize at Canadian airports

Hundreds of volunteer lawyers have joined the Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition, and some will be taking shifts at airports in Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg today to assist travellers. 

Posted:
June 30, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)