A U.S. court decision prohibits detention of minors for more than 20 days, but the executive order will not allow migrants to be released, write refugee advocates.
People gathered in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policies in February 2017 at the U.S. embassy in Ottawa. The Hill Times file photograph by Sam Garcia
In the face of overwhelming pressure, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on June 20, reversing his policy of separating migrant children from their families. While this is a positive change, the U.S. remains unsafe for refugees.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.