If the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) suspects that a person is inadmissible to Canada, they may send them a letter setting out their concerns and asking the person for more information. This is called a fairness letter. If the person is already inside Canada, the CBSA may refer them to the Immigration Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board, which will hold a hearing to determine if the person is inadmissible. If the person is found to be inadmissible to Canada, they will be issued a removal order (which includes deportation orders and exclusion orders) and be forced to leave Canada.
In some cases, the person can use the removal order appeal process to argue their case to the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board. In other cases, they may be able to apply for a Judicial Review of the decision to the Federal Court of Canada.
Landings LLP lawyers regularly appear before both the Immigration Division and Immigration Appeal Division to assist individual overcome inadmissibility to Canada. Additionally, Jacqueline Swaisland, a partner at Landings LLP, previously adjudicated admissibility decisions as a member the Immigration Division.
Contact us if you would like to find out more about deportation or exclusion orders, the removal order appeal process at the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD). You can also contact us if you have concerns about whether you are inadmissible to Canada, if you are seeking representation in an immigration detention hearing at the Immigration Division, or if you need a deportation lawyer.
For more information on appeals and judicial reviews, visit our Judicial Reviews & Appeals page.
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