Across Canada migrants are jailed indefinitely without charge or trial forthcoming because Canada cannot deport them but will not release them. This means that many are locked up behind bars and separated from their families for years on end. Canada is a rogue nation going against legal frameworkes in other countries which restrict the length of time migrants can be detained pending deportation. Being jailed simply for the crime of being born somewhere else is unacceptable; indefinite detention is utterly unjustifiable.
Migrants are unjustly imprisoned in maximum security prisons, and the United Nations has found that they do not have access to adequate judicial oversight.
Speak out against this injustice, sign this petiition.
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1 – Freedom for the wrongly jailed: Release all migrant detainees who have been held for longer than 90 days.
2 – End arbitrary and indefinite detention: If removal cannot happen within 90 days, immigration detainees must be released. Limits on detention periods are recommended by the United Nations, and are the law in the United States and the European Union.
3 – No maximum security holds: Immigration detainees should not be held in maximum security provincial jails; must have access to basic services and be close to family members.
4 – Overhaul the adjudication process: Give migrants fair and full access to judicial review, legal aid, bail programs and pro bono representation.