Twice Removed: Double Punishment and Racial Profiling in Canada

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyJGfnmkzcU&feature=player_embedded#at=27

Date Written:  26/07/2013
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Film/Video
Cx Number:  CX15021

Immigrants who commit criminal offences are punished twice: once when they're sentenced for their crime, and again when they are permanently removed from Canada, even if they had lived here since childhood.This is known as "double punishment."

Abstract:  Immigrants who commit criminal offences are punished twice: once when they're sentenced for their crime, and again when they are permanently removed from Canada, even if they had lived here since childhood.This is known as "double punishment." People are often subject to double punishment as a direct result of racial profiling: a recent study proves that racial profiling by police is endemic in Montreal. Neighbourhoods that have larger numbers of immigrants and people of colour are over-policed and criminalized. This film tells the story of Nicholas, who was deported on August 9, 2012, after living 30 years in Canada, to a country he hadn't seen since he was 9 years old, and where he knew no one. His story shares many elements with thousands of others who have been deported from Canada and the U.S. as "criminal aliens" since the 1990s.

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