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Canadian Immigration and Citizenship Law
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2 weeks ago

Jafari Law
NEWS RELEASE: REMOVAL OF PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS PROTECTIONS BY IRCC AND AGAIN BY THE WARSAW VISA POST WAS DELIBERATE AND UNLAWFULJuly 25, 2022, Toronto: Jafari Law is pleased to announce the success of a 4-year battle to prove that IRCC’s mass refusal of self-employed applications transferred to the Warsaw visa post was unlawful. While the 107 self-employed artists, athletes, and farmers argued that the reasons alleged for refusals were also unreasonable in many ways, the Court granted the applications in each of the 8 lead cases based on violations of procedural fairness. The Court ruled that IRCC’s practice of affording certain procedural fairness rights in the 8 years before its sudden removal of the same in its instructions to officers was deliberate and in breach of the applicants’ legitimate expectation, as was the decision of senior managers at the Warsaw visa post to not adhere to the procedures followed by the Ankara visa post whom they inherited the inventory from. Both violations deprived applicants of the right to know the case to be met, the Court ruled on Friday. Given the applicants have been trying to bring these issues to IRCC’s attention for years, with communications to successive Ministers of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees, Members of Parliament, the officers, and even the program managers, to no avail, in an unprecedented move, the Court granted a whopping $25,000 in costs against the Minister and almost $25,000 in disbursements. Ms. Pantea Jafari, counsel for the 107 applicants, notes, “We are very pleased with the decision but still have a lot of work ahead of us. We hope that the cost award against the Minister serves as a wake-up call that playing with people’s lives for expediency is not only illegal and morally reprehensible, but also compensable. We hope to see many more cost awards against the Minister when it is acting unreasonably and illegally to curb such behavior that seems to be on the rise; the need for efficiency is coming at the cost of applicants’ rights more and more by the day.”The decision can be accessed here: www.myqnapcloud.com/smartshare/6g151h75j1n32r505xy525a0_ef2f3fk0nl162339r87002b2ya58e4eg.CONTACTS:Jafari LawEmail: fse@jafarilaw.caToronto: (416) 825-0650Tehran: 09422089091 ext:3Web: www.jafarilaw.ca45 Sheppard Avenue East Suite 900Toronto, Ontario M2N 5W9Canadian Immigration and CitizenshipCBCCP24 Toronto's Breaking NewsBBC News عربيBBC farsiThe Toronto StarNational PostThe Globe and MailCTVCTV TorontoDemocracy Now!International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group - CSILCCanadian ImmigrantAli EhsassiMajid JowhariPersian Mirror آینه زندگی مهاجران فارسی زبانSalam Toronto PublicationsJavanan MagazineIran Javan MagazineIran Javan Magazineهفته / HaftehIranian Canadian Legal ProfessionalsIranian cultural society of Nova ScotiaRadio JavanHollywood News (Iranian)Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC)Iranian-Canadian CommunityIranian-Canadian CommunityWashington PostCanada Immigration Awareness GroupCanada Immigration and CitizenshipCBA Immigration Law ... See MoreSee Less
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Honored to have been part of this amazing person's journey to young adulthood and Canadian citizenship. She was just 10 years old when we met her. Look at her now. @Pamela Lopez ... See MoreSee Less
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