This book is a succinct overview of the relevant legal principles, rules, and standards used by courts, tribunals, and government officials in individual Canadian immigration cases. Professor Galloway defines "immigration law" broadly to include the law regulating the arrival of individuals as immigrants; the entry of visitors; the process for removal of individuals from the country; and the way in which individuals change their status from within the country, including the process of becoming a citizen. Finally, the book encompasses refugee law, which is founded on quite distinct principles. Anyone interested in the general shape and sense of Canada's immigration law and policy, in its evolution, and in the issues that will dominate the field in the future, will want to read this book.
About the author
J. Donald C. Galloway, LL.B. (Edinburgh) 1974, LL.M. (Harvard) 1975, is Professor of Law at the University of Victoria. From 1975 to 1991, Professor Galloway taught at Queen's University in Kingston. In 1991, he was awarded the Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research and completed his project on Immigration and the Liberal State at the University of Victoria. He has published several articles on criminal law, tort law, and legal theory in addition to Immigration Law in the Essentials of Canadian Law series. His teaching is now focused on administrative law and jurisprudence.