Immigration

Pressure mounts on MAG as more decry legal aid cuts

Pressure mounts on MAG as more decry legal aid cuts

New calls, clinics raise alarm

Human rights concerns about AI hit lawyers in immigration, criminal law and trusts

Human rights concerns about AI hit lawyers in immigration, criminal law and trusts

Many lawyers who might not consider their work “high tech” may also need to step in to address human rights law considerations surrounding digital privacy and artificial intelligence.

Paralegals probe law society on immigration, legal aid

Paralegals probe law society on immigration, legal aid

Some paralegals say they are interested in taking on legal aid clients and expanding immigration services amid cuts to public funding.

Debate over birthright citizenship emerges

Debate over birthright citizenship emerges

Eliminating birthright citizenship would be an overreaction to fears about a growth in birth tourism, according to an Ottawa immigration law professor.

Program unfair until cap lifted

Program unfair until cap lifted

The Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents program will retain an element of unfairness until the annual cap on applicants is lifted, according to some immigration lawyers.

Uncertainty around program causes concern

Uncertainty around program causes concern

Just more than a year ago, the federal government confirmed the expiry in November 2019 of two pilot programs allowing caregivers for children and adults with high medical needs to apply for permanent residence following admission under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.