Refugee and Immigration Division

“No other lawyers I have ever been in contact with have treated me with as much patience, respect and kindness as the students, staff and review lawyers at DLS. I am grateful for the many students who worked on my file.”

The work of the Refugee and Immigration Division is focused on refugee and related human rights litigation. We regularly represent refugees at the Immigration and Refugee Board and in Federal Court.

We also represent individuals and families with Pre-Removal Risk Assessments, Ministerial Relief Applications and Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications.

In addition, we work closely with our community partners to provide public legal information workshops and advocate for a just and humane refugee and immigration system.

Unfortunately we are not able to assist with family class sponsorship applications, permanent resident applications, filling out other applications, visa extensions, extradition, security certificates, and detention reviews.