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Law Emigration & Immigration

Crossing Law’s Border

Canada’s Refugee Resettlement Program

by (author) Shauna Labman

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2019
Emigration & Immigration, International, Refugees, Emigration & Immigration
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Nov 2019
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2020
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Resettlement – the selection and transfer of refugees from the state where they seek asylum to another state – is considered a tool of refugee protection. In this nuanced account of Canada’s resettlement program from the Indochinese crisis of the 1970s to the Syrian crisis of the 2010s, Shauna Labman examines the role that law plays in resettlement and the impact of resettlement on asylum policies. She concludes that resettlement programs can either complement or complicate in-country asylum claims at a time when fear of outsiders is causing countries to close their borders to asylum-seekers around the world.

About the author

Shauna Labman is associate professor of human rights in the Global College at the University of Winnipeg.

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Editorial Reviews

…the book is incredibly well researched, citing numerous cases and legislation. Because of the uniqueness of its subject matter on immigration resettlement, it is a must-have for any academic law library.

Canadian Law Library Review

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