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Warda Shazadi Meighen – Students duped by immigration scams face deportation

2024-01-10T20:15:39+00:00June 12th, 2023|Tags: |

The Current with Matt Galloway Hundreds of international students from India have been threatened with deportation after their original offers to study in Canada turned out to be fake. We discuss what might happen next, and what needs to happen to protect students from immigration scams.

Warda Shazadi Meighen – Calls to shut down the Roxham Road border crossing

2024-01-10T20:22:40+00:00March 3rd, 2023|Tags: |

The Current with Matt Galloway Thousands of asylum seekers enter Canada through Roxham Road in Quebec each year, but calls to close the unofficial border crossing are growing. Matt Galloway talks to Lovejoyce Amavi, a refugee and author who crossed at Roxham Road in 2017; Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, immigration critic for the Bloc Québécois; and Warda Shazadi Meighen, an immigration and ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen – Alleged Chinese police stations indication of wider ‘bullying, intimidation’ tactics, experts say

2024-01-10T20:23:35+00:00January 9th, 2023|Tags: |

As allegations of five Chinese police stations located in Canada, including one in Vancouver, B.C., raise concerns of political interference, experts say the role of Chinese intelligence is far more widespread. Earlier this month, a friendship society in Richmond was visited by RCMP officers after the Spanish human rights groups Safeguard Defenders published a report alleging that Chinese "police service ...

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

2024-01-10T20:24:10+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 – Afghan athletes who thought they were headed for Canada plead with Ottawa: ‘Don’t break our hearts’

2024-01-10T20:31:01+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

2024-01-10T20:31:37+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 ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen – Why Canada needs to think about accepting climate change refugees

2024-01-10T20:35:44+00:00June 6th, 2021|Tags: |

As countries around the world wrestle with the growing impacts of global warming — including fires, droughts and rising sea levels — there's one that critics say Canada is failing to properly consider: climate change refugees...

Jacqueline Swaisland – Family facing deportation from Canada say return to Portugal puts ‘our lives at risk’

2024-01-10T20:48:54+00:00February 7th, 2021|Tags: |

A family in Milton, Ont., is racing against the clock to be able to stay in Canada, saying that being deported to Portugal will put their health in jeopardy...

Erin Simpson – Refugee lawyers applaud federal funding after Ford’s legal aid cuts

2024-01-10T20:56:46+00:00August 12th, 2019|Tags: |

Refugee lawyers are applauding the federal government's decision to put $26 million toward Ontario refugee and immigration legal aid services after the province cut the program's budget...

Jacqueline Swaisland – Immigration consultants violating rules of refugee sponsorship program

2024-01-10T21:07:39+00:00April 19th, 2016|Tags: |

Professional immigration consultants, in partnership with some refugee sponsorship groups, are charging refugees thousands of dollars in arrangements that critics say are unethical and violate federal rules...

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