Find alternatives to harmful practice of jailing child migrants: report - Penticton Herald: National News

Find alternatives to harmful practice of jailing child migrants: report

Feds urged to stop jailing child migrants

Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:58 am

OTTAWA - A new report by human rights researchers urges Canada to urgently find alternatives to locking up child migrants, saying the practice has a harmful and lasting effect on already vulnerable newcomers.

Canada has held hundreds of children — including some from Syria and other war-torn regions — in immigration detention in recent years in violation of global legal obligations, says the report by the University of Toronto's international human rights program.

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