The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) has today filed a legal challenge of the Federal Government’s Canada-U.S. border restrictions that have shut out most refugee claimants from Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The litigation highlights the severe harm faced by refugee claimants who have tried to seek safety in Canada, and instead have been turned back at the U.S. border to wait for the pandemic to end but may never be able to return.

Read CARL’s English press release here. |  Read CARL’s French press release here.