A general introduction to immigration law and policy in Canada

Betty Q. Hixson

All questions Introduction to the immigration framework i Legislation and policy Canada’s immigration policies are grounded in federal legislation, specifically the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). Its associated Regulations, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR), outline how to apply the provisions of the IRPA. The IRPA was introduced […]

A general introduction to immigration law and policy in USA

Betty Q. Hixson

All questions Introduction to the immigration framework i Legislation and policy US immigration policy has multiple goals. First, it reunites families by admitting immigrants whose relatives are already in the United States.2 Second, it admits foreign workers to perform labour, generally taking into consideration the availability and working conditions of […]

UK Develops Initiatives For Cryptoasset Legal Policy

Betty Q. Hixson

In the first two instalments of our series we examined the progress of English law to provide a secure and certain legal infrastructure for cryptoasset investment and management. In particular, we looked at how recent English case law has addressed the following questions: (1) Are cryptoassets property and (2) Can […]

‘Not an immigration law.’ As Lafayette judge weighs COVID policy, asylum seekers remain in limbo | Courts

Betty Q. Hixson

A federal judge in Lafayette heard arguments Friday on whether the Biden administration should end a controversial Trump-era pandemic restriction, known as Title 42, later this month. Judge Robert Summerhays of the U.S. Western District of Louisiana confirmed Friday his temporary restraining order that stopped the Biden administration from processing the end of […]

Expulsion Policy Faces Political Heat

Betty Q. Hixson

Related Practices & Jurisdictions Democrats Urge President to End Expulsion Policy Congressional Democrats are pressuring President Biden to end the use of a policy by which immigrants stopped at the U.S. southern border can be quickly sent back to Mexico or their home countries without being allowed to request asylum […]