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Outside the law in Canada

Reports of abuse, maltreatment and violence are rife in Immigration detention centres where newborns, children and the elderly languish for months, sometimes years, without any avenue for release.

“In recent years, Immigration Enforcement has taken to moving undocumented arrestees into provincial maximum security holding centres. Many of those held are refugee claimants that have just arrived, whose detention is actually illegal under the Geneva Convention on Refugee Rights.”

- Mohan Mishra and Marika Heinrichs of No One Is Illegal-Toronto. See their article on Canada’s handling of asylum seekers here.