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Immigration & Refugees

Border agency to use technology to reduce immigration detention

Canada’s border agency will start using voice reporting and electronic tracking tools to keep tabs on some foreign nationals suspected of immigration violations as an alternative to detaining them, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced Tuesday. Under Canada’s immigration rules, the federal government» 

Immigration & Refugees

Directive aims to cut the number of children in immigration detention

The Canadian government has announced measures to help keep children out of immigration detention and keep families together “as much as humanly possible.” Refugee claimants may be held in detention in cases where they are unidentified, considered to be a» 

Immigration & Refugees

UPDATE: Canadian Red Cross to monitor immigration detention centres

The federal government has signed a contract with the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) for the monitoring of Canada’s immigration detention centres to ensure they comply with domestic and international standards, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced Thursday. The two-year contract» 

Immigration & Refugees

Immigration detainee hunger strike in Ontario jail goes into third week

A group of immigration detainees at the Central East Correctional Centre (CECC) in Lindsay, Ontario, have been on a hunger strike for over two weeks to protest Canada’s immigration detention system, says a migrants’ rights advocacy group. Eighteen immigration detainees» 

Immigration & Refugees

Immigration detainees in Ontario go on third hunger strike this year

About a dozen immigration detainees at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ontario, have been on a hunger strike for eight days to protest Canada’s immigration detention system, says a migrants’ rights advocacy group. The immigration detainees, who are» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Canada to upgrade its immigration detention system

The federal government will invest $138 million into the country’s immigration detention system, Canada’s Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced today. Speaking during a visit to one of the country’s three immigration detention centres in Laval, north of Montreal, Goodale»