In Pre-Removal Risk, Refusals-Enforcement & Deportation

Pre-Removal Risk Assessment

Mary Keyork
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I applied for refugee status and had it refused in November 2011. I did not apply to Federal Court after that, but I received a pre-removal risk assessment and I applied for PRRA in May 2012. I recently received a letter advising me that my pre-removal risk assessment was being canceled? What does this mean?

On June 28, 2012, new immigration law was passed which limited pre-removal risk assessment applications. Applicants may only apply for pre-removal risk assessment if at least 12 months have passed since their refugee claim has been refused. Although you applied before the new law passed, the law came into force on August 15, 2012, and applies retroactively to all pre-removal risk assessment cases which have not yet been decided. This means that you were not able to apply for pre-removal risk assessment as you had not met the new requirements. As it is now the end of November, you may be entitled to submit another pre-removal risk assessment once the full 12 months have passed.

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