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Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Inadmissibility: Criminal Law Edition
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Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Inadmissibility: Criminal Law Edition provides practical and tactical guidance on how to effectively manage criminal immigration files, for criminal lawyers and paralegals representing different status holders under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). This unique publication combines analyses of hundreds of decisions and key legislation by a leading immigration lawyer with an extensive background in immigration and criminal law, with quick reference charts and detailed sample pleadings for everyday use, in an easy-to-read format. Topics discussed in this publication include:
  • The universal impact of criminality on citizens, permanent residents, temporary residents, sponsors and protected persons
  • A comprehensive overview of the key legislative thresholds, strategies and factors for criminal lawyers' consideration, in representing immigration clients facing criminal charges, convictions and/or sentencing hearings
  • The new regime of record suspensions and its impacts on citizens, permanent residents and foreign nationals
  • The most serious inadmissibilities under the IRPA, including security violations, human international rights violations and organized crime
  • The complex regime of removal orders under the IRPA, the offences under the IRPA and the related scheme of detention and release under the Act
About the Author
Mario D. Bellissimo, LL.B., C.S., is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and a Certified Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law and Refugee Protection. He is the founder of Bellissimo Law Group with a practice focus on litigation and immigration inadmissibility. He has appeared before all levels of immigration tribunals and courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association's National Immigration Law Section and serves on multiple stakeholder committees involving Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency, Service Canada, the Federal Courts, the Department of Justice, the Immigration and Refugee Board and Continuing Legal Education.

Mr. Bellissimo acts on a pro bono basis as National Immigration Law and Policy Advisor for COSTI Immigration Resettlement Services. He and his team represent clients from all over the world and Bellissimo Law Group is exclusively committed to Canadian citizenship, immigration and refugee matters. Bellissimo Law Group handles thousands of files each year and represent clients at every stage of the process.

Mr. Bellissimo is also the author of Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Inadmissibility Law, Second Edition; Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Inadmissibility: Criminal Law Edition; A Practical Guide to Canadian Citizenship and Inadmissibility Law - Immigration Practitioners' Edition; A Practical Guide to Canadian Citizenship and Inadmissibility Law - Corporate Edition; A Practical Guide to Canadian Citizenship and Inadmissibility - Refugee Law Edition; founding co-author of Immigration Criminality and Inadmissibility; and Co-Editor-in-Chief of ImmQuest and the Immigration Law Reporter, all published by Carswell.