Calgary Immigration Lawyer Raj Sharma, a former immigration hearings officer and now partner at Stewart Sharma Harsanyi, one of Western Canada's premier immigration law firms, reviews Canadian immigration developments.
I'm approaching a hearing heavy end of July and August.
Tomorrow is a refugee claim against Kenya; followed by hearings involving Somalia, Myanmar (aka Burma), Tanzania, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Haiti, Colombia and a marriage appeal. It's a daunting upcoming 6 weeks, even with my background and experience as a former Refugee Protection Officer
For more than a year, claims were piling up. Now that the Board has additional appointees in the Western Region, these matters are now being scheduled.
Disclosure is due on these hearings 20 days prior to the hearing. I have met my clients and prepared them for the hearing, which is a nerve wracking event for them.