We have successfully represented foreign nationals or permanent residents who have been detained by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for immigration reasons to appear before the Immigration Division (ID) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) for detention reviews.

Some of the reasons for which CBSA may detain, or hold, a foreign national or permanent resident includes, if it has reasonable grounds to believe that the person:

  • is unlikely to appear for an examination, hearing or removal
  • is a danger to the public or

If it has reasonable grounds to suspect that the person:

  • is inadmissible – that is, not allowed to enter or remain in Canada – for security reasons, or for violating human or international rights, serious criminality, criminality or organised criminality

The officer is not satisfied that the person:

  • has established his/her identity (this only applies to foreign nationals)

The person may be held in a minimum-security immigration holding centre or in a provincial correctional facility.

We also do Immigration Appeal hearings for various cases including Sponsorship Appeal, Residency obligation and inadmissibility hearings.

Please contact us for representation at the detention reviews and Immigration Appeal hearings.