Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, a non-citizen may be detained for a number of reasons. For example, an immigration officer may have reason to believe that the person is inadmissible to Canada and is a danger to the public in Canada; or, that a person is unlikely to appear for an examination, hearing or removal from Canada.
Our Ottawa Immigration and Refugee Lawyers at Gerami Law PC have the experience to argue your detention review hearing and to seek your release. We will begin by exploring a negotiated settlement with Canada Border Service Agency, which usually involves payment of a deposit and/or the posting of a guarantee for compliance with release conditions.
If an agreement cannot be reached we will prepare to argue for your release at your Detention Review Hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board. This hearing must be held within 48 hours of your detention. At the hearing, our lawyers will contest your detention order and offer conditions of release including the posting of a deposit or guarantee by a bondsperson found suitable by the Immigration Division.
Where our client is considered to be a designated foreign national under the new Protecting the Canadian Immigration System Act (PCISA), we seek to ensure that the Immigration Division adheres to the Act’s requirements concerning the detention review hearing. If they have important new information while being detained, we also make sure our clients understand that they have a right to request an early detention review and work towards obtaining an early review.
For more information, please contact Gerami Law PC to arrange for a consultation with one of our Immigration and Refugee Lawyers.