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Warda Shazadi Meighen – COVID-19 front-line worker and her family face deportation to Mexico

2022-12-06T16:47:14+00:00December 6th, 2022|Tags: |

The Current with Matt Galloway Claudia Zamorano spent the pandemic working as a housekeeper in a COVID-19 ward in a B.C. hospital — but now she and her family face deportation to Mexico within weeks. She tells Matt Galloway her story; and we hear more about the government’s backlog of immigration cases from Warda Shazadi Meighen, a partner at Landings ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen – Afghans who worked on Canadian-funded projects feel abandoned waiting for refuge in Pakistan

2022-11-28T14:56:55+00:00November 28th, 2022|Tags: |

A group of Afghans who worked on Canadian-funded projects intended to promote the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan say they are now stuck in neighbouring Pakistan and running out of money for food and rent, more than a year after they thought they would be resettled in Canada. They fled to Pakistan after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. This week, ...

Rachel Bryce- Canada doesn’t appear to have a plan to welcome climate migrants

2022-11-24T21:48:04+00:00November 24th, 2022|Tags: |

Growing up in Ghana, Jamima Baada watched her community, including members of her own family, migrate from one region to another less impacted by climate change. Now she teaches climate change and human migration at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Jemima Baada teaches at the UBC Department of Geography as Assistant Professor of Climate Change and Human Migration. Her ...

Landings LLP is pleased to be recognized on the Globe and Mail’s list of “Canada’s Best Law Firms” for 2023

2022-11-15T16:46:23+00:00November 15th, 2022|Tags: |

This recognition is a testament to the hard work of each individual on the Landings team towards servicing our clients and the firm. Every person on our team contributes towards the firm's achievements -- we are proud of what Landings has accomplished in two years and excited for what lies ahead. Methodology - Almost 25,000 lawyers as well as in-house lawyers and ...

Erin Simpson – How long will Canada make this Afghan boy wait for a family reunion?

2022-04-27T13:19:14+00:00April 27th, 2022|Tags: |

As the nine-year-old boy was shoved and pushed by the sea of desperate people behind him, his head kept turning, looking back for his parents and two younger brothers as they fell further and further behind him. When Hadisullhaq Afghanfar finally got past the front gate of the Kabul airport amid the chaos last August to board one of the ...

Erin Simpson – ‘I’m hoping they hear my voice’: 14-year-old Afghan boy renews plea for help from Canada

2022-03-28T18:58:55+00:00March 28th, 2022|Tags: |

A 14-year-old boy from Afghanistan is renewing his desperate plea made to the Canadian government last year as his family awaits further instruction regarding their immigration application. Last August, as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the boy, who CTV News Toronto is not identifying for security reasons, penned a letter begging the Canadian government to provide him and his family ...

Jacqueline Swaisland – Repatriating Afghan Refugees in the Midst of Catastrophe

2022-04-13T13:50:09+00:00March 4th, 2022|Tags: |

The 9/11 attacks in the United States in September 2001 thrust Afghanistan to the forefront of what was declared to be the ‘war against terrorism’. The country was already languishing for more than two decades of conflict arising from the Soviet-Afghan War that forced millions of Afghans to seek refuge in neighbouring Pakistan and Iran. The war against terrorism saw Taliban bases inside Afghanistan become the ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen – Sarina Faizy was overjoyed when Canada evacuated her family from Afghanistan. Now she fears her father may be deported.

2022-04-13T13:45:08+00:00February 10th, 2022|Tags: |

Sarina Faizy breathed a massive sigh of relief when her family was evacuated from Afghanistan almost six months ago after urging the Canadian government to help. But now she's confused and afraid because her father, who has been housed in a Toronto hotel since August, recently received a letter from the Canada Border Services Agency saying he may not be ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen – Afghan athletes who thought they were headed for Canada plead with Ottawa: ‘Don’t break our hearts’

2022-02-07T20:12:16+00:00February 7th, 2022|Tags: |

A star of Afghanistan's national women's basketball team thought she would be in Canada by now, building a new life with her family after they were forced to flee their old one. Instead, they're stuck living in a northern Albania hotel, mired in uncertainty. Dozens of female Afghan athletes who bravely represented their country at home and abroad are at the ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen – Owner of Kabul law firm that worked for Canadian Embassy pleads for help for employees left behind

2021-12-14T15:33:41+00:00December 14th, 2021|Tags: |

Saeeq Shajjan's law firm in Kabul spent the past eight years working as the local legal team for the Canadian Embassy in Afghanistan. But with about two dozen of his employees still stuck in the Taliban-held country, Shajjan said the Canadian government is now doing little to help them. "These are people who did all they could to help ...

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