Letter to PM calls for immediate end to migrant incarceration

Published in CBC News on June 28, 2023

Since the launch of the #WelcometoCanada campaign in 2022, CPJ has partnered with Human Rights Watch to call for an end to immigration detention in Canada. Since then, eight provinces have cancelled their immigration detention contracts with Canada Border Services Agency. However, some provinces have been transferring detainees to other provinces rather than releasing them, and CBSA has not announced any alternative plan yet. CPJ has recently signed an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau requesting for immigration detainees to be released and for investment in alternatives to detention.

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