Liberals to scrap policy that rejects sick, disabled immigrants

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the current provision doesn't align with Canadian values of inclusion.

Posted:
November 23, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

December 6: Navigating the New Citizenship Act- What you need to know

When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Eastern time

Where: Online

This webinar is part of the "Improving access to Justice" series, meant to help frontline workers support refugees and vulnerable migrants in accessing legal information.

Posted:
November 22, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Disabled groups fight 'demeaning' immigration law

A national advocacy group is pushing for the government to repeal immigration criteria that it calls discriminatory toward people with disabilities.

Posted:
November 20, 2017
Article source:
iPolitics.ca

New and Revised CLEO Publications - November 16, 2017

CLEO announces new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of our publications, please visit www.cleo.on.ca.

Posted:
November 16, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Immigration and Citizenship Law Updates

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario has put together an informative update on some changes to immigration law. 

Posted:
November 15, 2017
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Similarities in Nigerian asylum claims based on sexual orientation have Legal Aid Ontario asking questions

Same-sex relationships were outlawed in Nigeria in 2014. Arbitrary arrests, extortion, and mob violence against homosexuals have become more common since then.

Posted:
November 09, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Death of woman, 50, detained by Canada border agency in Milton, renews calls for more oversight

The woman is the 10th person to die in immigration detention in Canada in the last five years and at least the 16th to die in the custody of the CBSA and its predecessor since 2000.

Posted:
November 03, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

November 24: A Free Workshop on Recent Changes to Housing, Employment, Immigration and Citizenship Law

When: Friday, November 24, 2017, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto

Information: Minh- Trang Nguyen at (416) 971-9674 ext. 210 or by email to: csalegalclinic@gmail.com

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-free-workshop-on-recent-changes-to-housing-employment-immigration-and-citizenship-law-tickets-39260826188

All community service providers and legal clinic caseworkers are welcome to attend. However, since there are a limited number of seats, please register.

Posted:
October 26, 2017
Article source:
Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

The truth about Canada's immigration detention system is shocking: Reasonable Doubt

Thousands of people are jailed in maximum security prisons across Canada without charges – and it's all legal.

Posted:
October 20, 2017
Article source:
NOW

Canada blasted for 'needlessly punitive' immigration detention system

A group of human and civil rights organizations has filed a submission to the UN Human Rights Council, saying Canada's treatment of immigration detainees violates international law.

Posted:
October 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star