Immigration and Refugee lawyers at Levine Associates have won another Federal Court case which follows in the footsteps of Wang v. M.C.I. which found that questioning claimants by “way of trivia” is not a fair way to assess religious identity. Shelley Levine argued the case of Wang v. M.C.I. which was prominently reported in the […]
Sometimes a day at the IRB can be an exercise in frustration. I attended this morning for a hearing involving a mother and her daughter. The mother speaks Vietnamese and her daughter speaks Mandarin which entailed having two interpreters present to ensure all parties understand the proceedings. After waiting for 20 minutes without the arrival of a Board Member I decided that it was time to investigate.
I have been asked several times how it can be the case that the Balanced Refugee Reform Act (BRRA) which was to be in force in June 2012 can be extended beyond that date. For those of you involved in the refugee field you will recall that the legislation was originally scheduled for implementation in December 2011. […]
The task of separating the devout from the fraudsters among those claiming refugee status in Canada for religious persecution cannot be divined by peppering someone with “trivia” questions, the Federal Court has ruled.
The judicial chastising of the way an Immigration and Refugee Board adjudicator tried to ferret out bogus refugees stems from the case of a man who fled China saying he fears persecution for being a Roman Catholic. He was refused because of his answers to questions about Catholic tradition.”