The Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, in a letter to the Canada Border Services Agency, or CBSA, gives its seal of approval to the proposed amendment of section 233 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations concerning stays of removal pursuant to public policies.

This change would apply to people who already live with their spouse or common-law partner in Canada and wish to apply for Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada class, in the context of the inland spousal sponsorship application.