When Objectives Compete

June 26th, 2013

Until quite recently, Canadian immigration law and Canadian immigration policy were in sync, when it came to keeping families together.

The law, as it is laid out in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) states that one of its objectives is “to see that families are reunited in Canada.” Likewise, government policy, as noted in manuals published by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) instructs visa officers to avoid splitting or separating families at the time of selection. Read More »