CBA recommends amendments to government study on family reunification

  • December 14, 2016

As a follow-up to an appearance earlier this fall, CBA Immigration Law Section Chair Vance Langford, on behalf of the Section, provided language to replace the bad faith marriage section of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.

The CBA has suggested three amendments to strengthen the government’s ability to fulfill its commitment to reunite families in Canada. They include replacement of the existing test to determine validity of a relationship; prevention of the use of res judicata from denying the right to a full appeal when Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada refuses a family sponsorship; and the removal of the prohibition on marriages done by proxy, telephone or other remote means from being eligible for family sponsorship.

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