Taking Action on Immigration Detention in Canada

Canada incarcerates thousands of people on immigration-related grounds every year, including people who are fleeing persecution, those seeking employment and a better life, and people who have lived in Canada since childhood. Immigration detainees are held for non-criminal purposes but endure some of the most restrictive conditions of confinement in the country, including maximum security jails and solitary confinement, with no set release date.

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are launching a new campaign this fall and winter on immigration detention in Canada.

Help shape the campaign by registering for our strategy sessions:

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“I Didn’t Feel Like a Human in There.” Immigration Detention in Canada and its Impact on Mental Health

Problems for people who come to Canada from other countries to live or be safe (Easy-to-Read version)