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Lawyer position – immediate opening

2020-08-04T12:01:40-08:00August 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

We are a progressive law firm located in downtown Vancouver specialized in refugee, immigration, and criminal law. The successful candidate will be responsible for the conduct of a wide variety of client files in a friendly and supportive environment. Experience and Qualifications: -Demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice -J.D. or LL.B. degree and [...]

Justice Favel’s Decision in Ouansa v. Canada

2020-07-31T10:12:43-08:00July 31st, 2020|Blog|

By Will Tao In the recent decision of Ouansa v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2020 FC 632 (CanLII), Justice Favel allowed the judicial review of Mr. Ouansa, an Algerian national, on the basis that the refusal of his Temporary Resident Permit (“TRP”) Application was not reasonable.   The Applicant (as commonly done in the course [...]

CARL – presentation

2020-07-30T12:04:13-08:00July 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Erica Olmstead and Erin C. Roth presented at an online conference to the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers on 30 July 2020. They spoke about inadmissibility for organized criminality under section 37(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Immigration Detention in the Age of COVID-19: A View from Canada

2020-07-29T15:49:36-08:00July 21st, 2020|Blog|

By Efrat Arbel and Molly Joeck*   This blog post was originally posted on the University of Oxford Law Faculty’s Border Criminologies website as part of a themed series on border control and Covid-19. Please click here to be redirected to the original post. Mission Institution, a medium security federal correctional facility in British Columbia [...]

Federal Court’s Decision in Lo and Three of My Interpreter / Interpretation “Best Practices” at the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD)

2020-07-29T15:54:04-08:00June 26th, 2020|Blog|

By Will Tao The Lo Decision In Lo v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) 2020 FC 684, Justice Elliot heard the judicial review of a Sponsor who received a negative decision from the Immigration Appeal Division relating to his sponsorship. The IAD found that the Applicant did not demonstrate on a balance of probabilities that his marriage was genuine and [...]

COVID-19 and immigration resources- updated June 22

2020-07-29T15:58:05-08:00June 22nd, 2020|Lawyers|

Immigration and Refugee Board On June 19, 2020, the IRB announced a resumption of operations, including a resumption notice. However, this notice does not apply to the Immigration Division or the Refugee Appeal Division. The Refugee Appeal Division’s limited resumption is explained here: Refugee Appeal Division: Gradual Return to Business, here: Practice Direction, and here: Communiqué. The [...]

Inadmissibility under IRPA – CARL webinars

2020-07-29T15:59:45-08:00June 12th, 2020|Lawyers, Presenting / Teaching|

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF REFUGEE LAWYERS 2020 WEBINAR SERIES CARL is hosting an exciting series of webinars that examine all aspects of inadmissibility under the IRPA.  Webinars will highlight relevant jurisprudence and provide tips on how to effectively prepare and represent clients in fighting inadmissibility allegations. Erica Olmstead and Erin Roth will be presenting on s. 37 inadmissibility [...]

Are the immigration offence provisions unconstitutional?

2020-07-29T16:02:48-08:00June 1st, 2020|Blog|

By Erica Olmstead Section 7 of the Charter guarantees that “everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.” The s. 7 analysis is concerned with capturing inherently bad laws: that is, laws that take [...]