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Immigration LawImmigration Law, 2nd edition is a new title from UVic Faculty member Donald Galloway. It explores the history, status, process, and issues of immigration in Canadian law. Anyone interested in the general shape and sense of Canada’s immigration law and policy, in its evolution, and in the issues that will dominate the field in the future, will want to read this book.

About the Book

Canadian immigration and citizenship law has been subject to frequent and seemingly frenzied revision and reformulation by the government of the day as it attempts to identify the country’s social, economic, and demographic needs and to respond to perceived threats to its sovereign control over Canada’s borders.

This book builds upon the first edition as an introductory guide to immigration, refugee, and citizenship law. Its aim is to provide an overview, or a starting point, both for those who want to investigate the mechanics of Canada’s immigration regime and for those who want to assess, critique, or question the aims and impacts of the law.

The book is divided into four parts. Part 1 provides context and delves into the sources and evolution of Canadian immigration law. Part 2 examines status in Canada, identifying how persons may obtain, keep, and lose temporary or permanent status. Part 3 discusses the devices that the Canadian government uses to enforce immigration law. Part 4 examines judicial supervision of government action under the immigration regime, and in particular judicial review and constitutional challenges.

About the Authors

galloway-profileDonald Galloway is a professor of law at the University of Victoria, where he teaches Immigration and Citizenship Law, Refugee Law, and Torts. Professor Galloway has degrees in law and philosophy from the University of Edinburgh and Harvard University. He has served as a member of the Refugee Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board and as a member of the executive of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers. Professor Galloway has appeared as an expert before House of Commons and Senate committees, and is the recipient of the Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research.

Jamie Chai Yun Liew is an immigration and refugee lawyer who has appeared at the Immigration and Refugee Board, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. She is also an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, where she teaches Immigration and Refugee Law, Advanced Refugee Law, and Administrative Law. Professor Liew holds degrees in political science and commerce from the University of Calgary, international affairs from Carleton University, and law from the University of Ottawa and Columbia University. She is a member of litigation committees for the Canadian Council for Refugees and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, and her research focuses on the performative and consequential aspects of how Canadian law is affecting refugees and immigrants.