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The peace arch monument on the Canadian side of the Canada-U.S. border crossing, in Surrey, B.C. Several provinces will no longer allow the CBSA to detain immigrants in provincial jails. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Immigration detention continues in Canada despite the end of provincial agreements

Several Canadian provinces are terminating their immigration detention agreements with the CBSA. While that signals a move in the right direction, the federal government must also take action.
Unaccompanied immigrant minors wait for Border Patrol processing after they crossed the Rio Grande into Roma, Texas, April 29, 2021. John Moore/Getty Images

This is what happens to child migrants found alone at the border, from the moment they cross into the US until age 18

A record 95,079 child migrants had arrived alone at the US’s southern border by July this year. The US is legally responsible for these children, but it is struggling to give them adequate care.
AAP/Dan Peled

Refugees need protection from coronavirus too, and must be released

It is almost impossible for asylum seekers held in detention to practise social distancing. For their protection, and that of the wider community, the government must take action now.
Home Affairs hasn’t made it clear what measures of oversight and surveillance will be applied to private corporations. AAP Image/Dan Peled

The government wants to privatise visa processing. Who will be held accountable when something goes wrong?

When visa services are run in the interests of profit rather than border governance, corrupt tactics can be used to benefit the providers’ bottom line.

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