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What Is A “Safe Country” According To Bill C-31?

What Is A “Safe Country” According To Bill C-31? Bill C-31 is set to come into effect this summer, with a safe countries list intact. This list was one of the provisions that had to be removed in order for the bill to finally pass, but now that the Conservative government has a majority they […]

Published on: April 24th, 2012Published by: Michael Niren Continue Reading

Bill C-31 could lead to approved refugee claimants being deported

We’ve been blogging quite a bit about the new Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, also known as Bill C-31. You can read more about it here. Much more harm will come from Bill C-31 than good Bill C-31 was initially passed last year only after certain key, controversial and harmful parts were removed. But now […]

Published on: April 6th, 2012Published by: Michael Niren Continue Reading

More human rights groups speak out against Bill C-31

Justice for Refugees and Immigrants Coalition speaks out against Bill C-31 Last week we blogged about Human Rights Watch and their open letter to Canadian MPs about the new Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, Bill C-31. The law is set to come into effect this summer. According to this article in the Vancouver Sun, the […]

Published on: March 28th, 2012Published by: Michael Niren Continue Reading

Human Rights Watch to Canada: STOP Bill C-31

Human Rights Watch, a non-government organization that monitors human rights world wide, has published a letter sent to Canadian MPs regarding Bill C-31, also known as the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, because it violates the rights of refugees in Canada. We’ve blogged about this before. If you’re unfamiliar with the threat this bill poses […]

Published on: March 19th, 2012Published by: Michael Niren Continue Reading

Balanced Refugee Reform Act (Bill C-11) To Be Made Unfair To Refugees In Canada

Stipulations removed from Balanced Refugee Reform Act to be put back We recently posted on our blog about how rumours were circulating that the Balanced Refugee Reform Act (Bill-C11) might be facing some changes before it is implemented in June of this year – changes that were initially removed because they were harmful to refugees […]

Published on: February 20th, 2012Published by: sboc Continue Reading

“Safe” Countries List Announced, Refugees From These Countries Will Not Be Able To Appeal

According to this CBC article, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has announced the 27 “safe” countries alluded to in refugee Bill C-31, which was deemed highly controversial and criticized by human rights associations including Amnesty International.  As per the bill, these countries are deemed “safe” because there are a large number of refugee […]

Published on: December 19th, 2012Published by: Michael Niren Continue Reading

Canada increases some immigration category caps, lowers humanitarian grounds admissions

As the Canadian government has announced its targeted immigration levels for 2013, it has also made a few changes to the number of applications that will be accepted for different categories. For example, more applications will be accepted under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC)program although the overall target for immigration levels in 2013 will remain […]

Published on: November 6th, 2012Published by: Michael Niren Continue Reading

Refugee Claims in Canada – the luck of the draw?

Does the approval/denial of a refugee claim depend on which adjudicator’s lap your claim lands in? The CBC just posted an article that shows a disturbing trend in refugee claim approval rates. A York University assistant professor used the Access to Information Act to go over all of the Immigration and Refugee Board claims for […]

Published on: March 16th, 2012Published by: Michael Niren Continue Reading

From Persecution to Prosperity: Famous North American Refugees

North America has been a haven for those seeking freedom and safety from oppressive governments from its inception.  Canada and the United States admit a large number of refugees (from most countries) and provide a stable community for refugees to live a safe and happy life. It’s no surprise that many people who are given […]

Published on: November 21st, 2012Published by: Sam Moser Continue Reading

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