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SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIPS AND APPEALS

The overriding issue in “spousal sponsorships” is the question of the genuineness of the marriage. Clients often ask, “ we have a genuine relationship” but how do we prove it?  First, you should understand that the following provision of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations defines what is meant by a “non-genuine relationship”; Bad faith…

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Federal Court overturns refugee decision for inappropriate application of Gender Guidelines

The Gender Guidelines were established by the Immigration and Refugee Board, in recognition  that women asylum claimants fearing gender-related persecution face specific  problems at refugee hearings. The Board introduced the Guidelines  as to how individual members should conduct claims to ensure that evidence is adduced and evaluated with sensitivity and to avoid re-traumatizing claimants. The…