News in Immigration and Refugee Law
The United Food and Commercial Workers Canada has launched a campaign called Less Blame - More Solutions to protest recent calls by politicians to restrict immigration and promote a "Canadians First" jobs policy.
Refugee supporters are asking the Canadian government to resettle Guantanamo detainees who cannot safely return to their home countries.
An article in a Toronto Star series focusing on the Canadian refugee system describes FCJ Refugee Centre, which supports newly-arrived women and children.
The Canadian Council for Refugees says that changes to citizenship rules set to take effect in April will create two classes of citizenship, with a lower class unable to pass on their citizenship to their children.
The Canadian Council for Refugees, Amnesty International, and the Canadian Council of Churches say they "deeply regret" the Supreme Court decision on the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement.
Legal clinics and community organizations are being warned that immigrant mothers without permanent status in Canada risk building up debt to the government by receiving child benefit payments they are not eligible for.
The Law Foundation of Ontario has released a report on access to justice for linguistic minorities and residents of rural and remote parts of the province.
An Ottawa Citizen article reports that critics are objecting to proposed immigration rules meant to protect Canadian citizenship, but which they say will discriminate against children born or adopted overseas.
In an article on yorkregion.com, poverty activists express concern that the poverty rate among South Asians is growing disproportionately to other groups.
The Colour of Poverty Campaign says it is worried that the provincial government's poverty plan can widen the income disparity between racialized (people of colour) and non-racialized (of European heritage) communities if it ignores race as a key factor that contributes to poverty.