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The immigration detention vortex

Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 8:50 AM | By Maureen Silcoff

If I could take you to an immigration detention hearing, you would be shocked. Perhaps you would meet an immigration detainee who has been locked up for years. They would have no criminal record and they would have developed mental health issues. Notably, they would have no hope of being released.

Welcome to the immigration detention vortex.

A person may be detained pursuant to s. 55 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act if they pose a flight risk, are a danger to the public or...