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Can Domestic Abuse Victims Qualify as Refugees?

A Comment on Matter of A-R-C-G et al The recently-released decision of the United States’ Board of Immigration Appeals (“the Board”) in the Matter of A-R-C-G et al., (“Matter of A-R-C-G“), 26 I&N Dec. 388 (BIA 2014) may signal the United States’ growing openness to granting asylum to women who flee from domestic abuse.  While the […]


Maciej Lipinski is staffed by editors who are students at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University working under the supervision of a faculty member. Maciej Lipinski is a senior contributing editor and 3rd year student in the J.D. program (2014).

Bench Press 38-1: Test for Refugees

Rachidi Ezokola worked for eight years for the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, four of them as a UN diplomat.  He moved to Montreal in 2008 with his wife and eight children and asked for refugee status, claiming that he had received death threats from Congolese intelligence agents. His application was denied by […]


Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell
Teresa Mitchell is the former Editor and Legal Writer for LawNow at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

Calgary Legal Guidance Immigration Program

Navigating the complex web of immigration laws in Canada can be a challenging task for even the most seasoned legal counsel. Now imagine trying to steer through these complex processes alone, after arriving in a foreign country with little money and limited English skills. With cuts to Legal Aid, drastic legislative reforms and very few […]


Kari Schroeder
Kari Schroeder is an experienced lawyer in Calgary in all areas of immigration and refugee law.

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