Expertise. Experience. Tenacity.
A 2021 LEXPERT ranked Canadian Immigration Law Firm, Blanshay Law LLP focuses on all Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship applications, with 30-years of hands-on experience, and a deep understanding of the Canadian immigration system. BL has extensive experience in immigration litigation before the Federal Court of Canada & all Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board, including Admissibility / Enforcement matters. Equity, Respect & Courtesy have remained the foundation of the Firm’s philosophy.
Blanshay Law experience & expertise in appellate & administrative law litigation remains a cornerstone of the Firm. BL routinely litigates refusals of immigration, refugee and citizenship applications to the Federal Court of Canada, as well as the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) and Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).
BL has tremendous success in representing clients facing refusals in all immigration and refugee categories, as well as handling complex enforcement matters including criminality, misrepresentation, medical admissibility, allegations of engagement in war crimes, crimes against humanity & human smuggling.
BL Lawyers appear regularly before the Federal Court on Stay Motions to stop forcible deportations.
We maintain an excellent reputation before the Courts and Tribunal, applying years of practical & beneficial experience to each file. Arguments, both written and oral, are built from the ground up, with the sole focus of success for each client.
- • Family-Class Sponsorship
- • Express Entry (EE) – Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) / Canadian
- • Experience Class (CEC) / Federal Skilled Trades Program
- • Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) Cases
- • Refugee Claims
- • Refugee Appeals
- • Pre-Removal Risk Assessments
- • Danger Opinions
- • Provincial Nomination Programs
- • Immigrant Investors
- • Citizenship Applications
- • Temporary Resident Visas (TRV / Visitor Visas)
- • Work Permits
- • Study Permits
- • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Permits
- • Temporary Resident Permits (TRP)
- • Criminal Rehabilitation Permits
With over thirty years of experience representing asylum seekers, we understand that many individuals seeking protection may be extremely vulnerable and often carry the weight of their traumatic experience. All of our work is informed by this understanding, especially given that members of our legal team have firsthand, lived experience as members of historically marginalized groups.
We stress the importance of preparation. The majority of our work with our clients occurs in advance of them appearing for a Refugee Hearing before any of the four Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), including the Refugee Protection Division (RPD). In light of COVID-19, we prepare our clients for virtual appearances, as we are keenly aware of the unique challenges of this new format. We ensure that each proceeding is conducted in accordance with the principles of justice and appreciation of our clients’ unique needs.
We are well-equipped to address and resolve the complexities of asylum seekers’ backgrounds and experiences, including Enforcement / Admissibility issues, ranging from ineligibility, exclusion, applications to vacate refugee status, and Ministerial Interventions, (Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)), within the refugee hearing context.
Our goal is to ensure that our clients’ stories are clearly conveyed and that whatever personal challenges they are facing are alleviated by the knowledge that they are represented by zealous and compassionate Advocates.
228 Gerrard Street East,
Toronto, ON, Canada,
Robert Israel Blanshay
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