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Detained immigrant children 'legally invisible' in Canada, report claims

Monday, March 06, 2017 @ 11:39 AM | By Amanda Jerome

In Toronto alone, more than 200 children have been kept in immigration detention since 2011. Children are held because their parents are being detained.

However, they’re not subject to their own detention review hearings making them “legally invisible,” according to a report released by the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) last month.

Invisible Citizens: Canadian Children in Immigration Detention, is a followup report to “No Life for a Child”: A Roadmap to End Immigration Detention of Children and Family Separation. The report restates...