Rapid Deportation Legislation
Original Air Date:
Thursday, June 28, 2012
No more second chances. New federal legislation proposes deportation without appeal for non-citizen immigrants convicted of crimes and sentenced to six months or more in jail.
Those who back the legislation say changes are needed to prevent foreigners from abusing the system. However, some immigration lawyers and advocates fear undue hardship on families, especially when individuals have been in the country for a long time.
Do non-citizen immigrants deserve more than one chance to make a good impression? What measures are needed to ensure criminals do not exploit Canada’s justice system?
Joining us for this discussion is the Federal Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney, the MP for Calgary Southeast; Simon Trela, Immigration Law Specialist with Worobec Law Offices; and Kelly Sundberg, Chair of Justice Studies at Mount Royal University and a former Canadian Border Services Agency Inland Immigration Enforcement Officer.
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