Immigration and human rights -

Immigration and human rights


There would seem to be the potential makings of a complicated debate within the government’s latest proposals for immigration reform.

In an attempt to stop ships full of migrants from landing on Canada’s shores, the bill also empowers the minister of public safety to decide whether a migrant’s arrival in Canada is deemed “irregular” and subject to harsher treatment…

Those “irregular” asylum seekers would be put on a five-year probation, forbidding them from leaving Canada or applying to sponsor their families to come to Canada. The bill would also allow detention of these asylum seekers for up to a year.