The legal assistant tasks include Immigration -Preparing, indexing and filing documents for disclosure in accordance with all divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court rules; -Drafting correspondences including faxes, emails, and letters to various government agencies; -Completing immigration forms, cross-referencing for accuracy; -Performing cursory country conditions [...]
Erin Roth will be appearing before the Federal Court of Appeal on Wednesday at 1:00pm to argue about the applicability of the duress defence to immigration inadmissibility allegations in Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) v. Gaytan. Information to view the proceeding can be obtained from the Registry by contacting them at least 48 hours [...]
Erica Olmstead and Molly Joeck presented at the BCCLE Immigration Issues in Depth on Friday, December 4, 2020. Jurisprudence Update: Administrative and Immigration Law – Cases from 2020 - Erica Olmstead Detention Update – Brown and conditions of detention - Molly Joeck
By Erin C. Roth On November 30th, the CBSA announced that they would begin enforcing removal orders and deporting individuals from Canada. After eight months without removals, the change in direction by the Department is both curious and problematic. Photo by yousef alfuhigi on Unsplash When pandemic lockdowns commenced in March 2020, CBSA stopped removals [...]
By Will Tao Last week, I presented at the NCIC 2020 on the emerging topic of Critical Race Theory. I wanted to share such a slice of my presentation for further discussion. — CAPIC-ACCPI (@capicaccpi) November 20, 2020 Among the five foundational tenets [which include per Delgado and Stefancic: (1) Racism as Ordinary; (2) Interest [...]
By Erin C. Roth. Participation in organized criminality is a ground for which a foreign national or a permanent resident can be found to be inadmissible to Canada and either not admitted to Canada or deported from Canada. It is a very serious allegation, yet increasingly it is being used by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to capture and punish individuals that were neither arrested nor charged of any criminal conduct in Canada. In effect, a person who the police did not even interview as a possible suspect can still face allegations of organized crime and face loss of status and deportation from Canada.
Why Rain is Right: There is No Principled Reason for Why a Canadian Temporary Resident Should Be Denied the Right to Change Their Legal Gender
By Will Tao Rain Edmond, a third-year political science undergraduate student, recently wrote an op-ed for her university's Memorial University Gazette that raises an important question about a policy gap disproportionately affecting the intersection of the transgender and temporary resident communities. In her piece, Rain, an international student, highlights the challenges she has had in [...]