Canadian immigration and citizenship law has been subject to frequent and seemingly frenzied revision and reformulation by the government of the day as it attempts to identify the countryâ€™s social, economic, and demographic needs and to respond to perceived threats to its sovereign control over Canadaâ€™s borders.
This book builds upon the first edition as an introductory guide to immigration, refugee, and citizenship law. Its aim is to provide an overview, or a starting point, both for those who want to investigate the mechanics of Canadaâ€™s immigration regime and for those who want to assess, critique, or question the aims and impacts of the law.
The book is divided into four parts. Part 1 provides context and delves into the sources and evolution of Canadian immigration law. Part 2 examines status in Canada, identifying how persons may obtain, keep, and lose temporary or permanent status. Part 3 discusses the devices that the Canadian government uses to enforce immigration law. Part 4 examines judicial supervision of government action under the immigration regime, and in particular judicial review and constitutional challenges.
Anyone interested in the general shape and sense of Canadaâ€™s immigration law and policy, in its evolution, and in the issues that will dominate the field in the future, will want to read this book.
Table of Contents
Part One: Origins and Sources
Chapter 1: The Evolution of Canadian Immigration Law
Chapter 2: Sources of Immigration Law
Part Two:Â Status in Canada
Chapter 3: Status in Canada
Chapter 4: Temporary Status in Canada
Chapter 5: Acquiring Permanent Resident Status: The Economic Classes
Chapter 6: Acquiring Permanent Resident Status: The Family Class and Sponsorship
Chapter 7: A Brief Introduction to Canadian Refugee Law
Chapter 8: Acquiring Permanent Status: Refugee Resettlement
Chapter 9: The Refugee Determination Process in Canada
Chapter 10: Convention Refugees and Persons in Need of Protection
Chapter 11: Pre-removal Risk Assessments and Refoulement
Chapter 12: Applications Made on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds
Chapter 13: Citizenship Status
Part Three: Enforcement
Chapter 14: Inadmissibility
Chapter 15: The Mechanics of Enforcement
Part Four: Judicial Supervision
Chapter 16: Judicial Review
Chapter 17: Constitutional Challenges
Â Table of Cases
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