A world without immigration detention is possible (The Conversation)

A 2017 Ontario Superior Court case highlights how the Canadian immigration detention system routinely traps migrants in a system of indefinite incarceration.

Canada detains between 6,000 to 8,000 people each year in three immigration holding centres and provincial correctional centres. Ricardo Scotland, a 38-year-old Barbadian single father to a 13-year-old daughter, was subjected to so-called “preventive” detention for 17 months in the Niagara Detention Centre...

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