Outsourcing racism: Bill C-31, Prison Expansion, and the Detention of Immigrants
Darwish, Amy; Latham, Grahamhttp://www.solidarityacrossborders.org/solidarity-city/solidarity-city-journal/outsourcing-racism-bill-c-31-prison-expansion-and-the-detention-of-immigrants
Date Written: 10/05/2013
Year Published: 2013
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX15673
Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, CBSA may arrest and detain a foreign national or permanent resident they deem a threat to public safety, a potential flight risk, unable to substantiate their identity, or a threat to national security. Despite the regular invocation of migrants as potentially dangerous and as criminal, in reality the overwhelming majority of detainees (94.2%) are held for reasons entirely unrelated to questions of security. Indeed, entire families, including young children, are currently imprisoned in Canadian detention centers.