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CBSA's immigration detention reform welcomed

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) must follow through on a promise to change its immigration detention policies, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman.

As part of its new National Immigration Detention Framework, the agency announced a $138-million investment it says will “transform” the system and ensure that “detention is truly a last resort.”

Under the previous federal government led by Stephen Harper, imprisonment of people found inadmissible to Canada became routine, Seligman says.

Peter Baraian