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Challenges for newcomer women who want to leave their partners

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A woman who is a newcomer to Canada faces many challenges if she separates from her husband. She may be concerned about whether she can stay in Canada, have fears that her partner may try to take the children back

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Recent case: Recognition of foreign divorce

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Essa v Mekawi 2014 ONSC 7400 The parties were married in Egypt under the marriage laws of that country. Both of them are Egyptian citizens. In addition, the father is a Canadian citizen and the mother has permanent resident status

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Immigration law amendments another barrier for abused women

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In a recent Rabble.ca article, “Domestic violence cases spike after immigration law amendment“, Ferrukh Faruqui writes, “women are most subject to violence in the refuge of their homes. Newcomers are not immune to this cross cultural pandemic.” Since 2012, changes

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Can a woman who does not have status stay in Canada if her child is born here?

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Just because a woman has a child born in Canada does not mean that she can stay here. If she does not have status in Canada, she has to make an application for permanent resident status, which must be approved

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Can a woman’s family court case have an impact on her immigration matter?

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The timing of a woman’s application to family court can be very important to her immigration case.  If she has lived in Canada for many years and has had custody of her Canadian child without formalizing that relationship in family

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Can a woman be deported without her child?

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A woman can be deported without her child in some circumstances. Where the child is a Canadian citizen, Immigration leaves it up to the mother to decide whether or not to take her child if she is ordered to leave

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Luke’s Place webinar: Understanding the intersections and conflicts among family, criminal and immigration law

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Many women who have left abusive relationships find themselves involved in several, sometimes conflicting, legal systems. This webinar examines family, criminal and immigration law from this perspective, with a focus on gaps and conflicts, so frontline workers can better support

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Immigration resources

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Some women involved with family court after leaving an abusive relationship are also dealing with immigration issues. In these situations, offering comprehensive family court support includes being able to provide women with some basic information about immigration law and procedure.

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