Frances is an immigration lawyer in Vancouver, specializing in helping those alleged to be inadmissible to Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Frances helps people with detention review (immigration bail) and admissibility hearings before the Immigration Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).
Frances has particular expertise helping individuals who are facing deportation as a result of criminal or national security allegations. She takes pride in ensuring that your rights are upheld at all stages of the process, from detention to hearing, to appeals at the Immigration Appeal Division, and judicial reviews at the Federal Court.
Frances also assists people with humanitarian and compassionate (“H&C”) applications, danger opinions, preparing pre-inadmissibility submissions for the Canada Border Services Agency, and many other services related to immigration enforcement.
Frances is especially dedicated to addressing the issues impacting people in immigration detention. She recently appeared for the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association at the Supreme Court of Canada in Chhina v. Canada (Minister of Public Safety), arguing that immigration detainees should have access to habeas corpus in order to uphold their fundamental right to liberty.