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Update on Immigration Court Cases

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As regular readers of CIC News may already know, lawyers are currently challenging two major immigration decisions in courts of law.

The first concerns the decision by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to eliminate backlogged applications to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). In 2012, CIC announced that it would return all FSWP applicants that had been submitted prior to 27 February, 2008. This amounts to almost 300,000 returned applications, along with over $130 million in processing fees.

The lead case, Tabingo v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), was dismissed by the Federal Court last year. A hearing at the Federal Court of Appeal has been scheduled for the week of June 23, 2014. The following actions have already taken place:

  • The Appeal Books (which include evidence the parties are respectively relying upon) were due to be filed at the Federal Court of Appeal by December 20th, 2013.
  • The legal arguments of the applicants’ lawyers were due at the Federal Court of Appeal by February 28th, 2014.
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s legal arguments are due at the Federal Court of Appeal by April 17th, 2014.

The second case, Stasenko v. MICC et al., challenges the Quebec government’s recent decision to retroactively apply changes to eligibility criteria for individuals who had already submitted their applications to the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSW). This decision was made on August 1, 2013, but affected many applications that had been submitted prior to this date.

The case is scheduled for a hearing in the Quebec Superior Court on May 7-8, 2014.

The outcomes of these cases will have significant meaning to the thousands of applicants who were affected by the governments’ actions.

Stay tuned to CIC News for future updates on these important cases.



24 thoughts on “Update on Immigration Court Cases

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    Hey can u please tell me the further details of the lawyer and all

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    Ahsan Syed

    I was one of the victim and my application also got affected. I did received my processing fee as well just after 2 months of decision. The good thing is I reapplied in May, 2014 and got PR in just 6 months. I heard that so many people here in Canada also got immigration after paying PKR: 500,000 to lawyers in Canada for defending their cases individually. I would advice you to contact one of the reputable lawyer and proceed your case. Positively you will get good outcome. Good Luck

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    Tajinder kaur

    Tajinder kaur
    I am also 2008 applicant. If someone having latest information, please share it


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    I am 2004 applicant and affected by the decision.
    Any body having any latest information of court cases by TIM LEAHY

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