Canadian Cross Border
Legal Coalition

THE CANADIAN CROSS BORDER LEGAL COALITION (CCBLC) is a network of Canadian lawyers working to help those impacted by the US travel ban, in partnership with colleagues in the US and around the world.

The travel ban and its ensuing trip through the courts in 2017 has caused large-scale rights violations and senseless family separation, and left thousands of refugees stranded in desperate circumstances. The Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition grew out of the spontaneous mobilization of hundreds of lawyers who rushed to airports in the US and Canada to help those impacted by this discriminatory Executive Order. It brings together leading Canadian organizations and groups of volunteer lawyers and law student to oppose the ban and fight for the rights of those impacted.