Simon K. Yu, Barrister & Solicitor

Immigration & Refugee Hearings and Appeals Lawyer

Immigration Division - Detention Reviews

Immigration Division (ID) is responsible for conducting immigration detention reviews and admissibility hearings.   

If you are arrested by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), you will have the right to be brought before the Immigration Division within 48 hours usually. Depending on  CBSA’s reason(s) for arresting you and the evidence against you and in favor of you, the Immigration Division will determine if your release from detention or continued detention is warranted.  If the Immigration Division orders your continued detention, you will have the right to the next detention review in 7 days. If your continued detention is further ordered at the 7-day detention review, you will have the right to one detention review in every 30 days.  Immigration detainees in Edmonton are held at the Edmonton Remand Centre.  Immigration detention reviews in Edmonton are usually conducted through video conferencing with the Immigration Division Member presiding from Vancouver.

It is of utmost importance for you to speak to a very experienced immigration lawyer as soon as you are arrested. Time is of the essence for your lawyer to gather all the facts, supporting evidence and witnesses from you in order to argue for your release at the first detention review.  You, your family members or friends should notify Simon of your arrest or immigration detention as soon as possible and he will make arrangement to see with you at the Edmonton Remand Centre. Simon has successfully argued in many  detention reviews for his clients’ release from immigration detention in the last 24 years.