Immigration Detention in Canada: Progressive Reforms and Missed Opportunities

In recent years, Canada has adopted both progressive refugee policies and restrictive border control measures, including agreeing to accept more refugees than other countries while at the same time adopting policies that restrict asylum eligibility. Canada’s immigration detention system has also continued to attract criticism, particularly because of its persistent use of prisons for immigration purposes, the carceral environments of its dedicated immigration detention centres, and its failure to adopt a maximum time limit for immigration detention, leaving some detainees facing indefinite detention. […]

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Immigration Detention in Colombia: At the Crossroads of the Americas

Located at the juncture between South and Central America, Colombia has become an important transit point for migrants and asylum seekers from across the Americas and elsewhere in the world. It is also a key destination for Venezuelans fleeing the turmoil in their country, hosting more than 1.3 million by 2019. During 2010-2014, a national […]

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Immigration Detention in Paraguay: The Non-Detention Norm Versus Mandatory COVID Quarantine

While Paraguay’s laws provide for the detention of non-nationals for migration-related reasons, detention appears to be rarely applied. There is little information, however, about how often people are detained or the conditions of their detention. […]

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Uruguay Immigration Detention Data Profile (2020)

Uruguay Detention Data (2020) The latest detention-related data from Uruguay, including immigration and detention-related statistics, domestic laws and policies, international law, and institutional indicators. View the Uruguay Detention Data Profile Related Reading: Uruguay: Country Page Uruguay: International Law Uruguay: COVID-19 Updates […]

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Guatemala Immigration Detention Data Profile (2020)

Guatemala Detention Data (2020) The latest detention-related data from Guatemala, including immigration and detention-related statistics, domestic laws and policies, international law, and institutional indicators. View the Guatemala Detention Data Profile Related Reading: Guatemala: Country Page Submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR): Guatemala (2017) Report: Immigration Detention in Guatemala (2016) […]

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Mexico Immigration Detention Data Profile (2020)

Mexico Detention Data (2020) The latest detention-related data from Mexico, including immigration and detention-related statistics, domestic laws and policies, international law, and institutional indicators. View the Mexico Detention Data Profile Related Reading: Mexico: Country Page Mexico: Submission to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW) Mexico: COVID-19 Updates […]

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Jamaica Immigration Detention Data Profile (2020)

Jamaica Detention Data (2020) The latest detention-related data from Jamaica, including immigration and detention-related statistics, domestic laws and policies, international law, and institutional indicators. View the Jamaica Detention Data Profile Related Reading: Jamaica: Country Page Jamaica: COVID-19 Updates Jamaica: International Law […]

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Grenada Immigration Detention Data Profile (2020)

Grenada Detention Data (2020) The latest detention-related data from Grenada, including immigration and detention-related statistics, domestic laws and policies, international law, and institutional indicators. View the Grenada Detention Data Profile Related Reading: Grenada: Country Page Grenada: International Law Grenada: COVID-19 Updates […]

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Paraguay Immigration Detention Data Profile (2020)

Paraguay Detention Data (2020) The latest detention-related data from Paraguay, including immigration and detention-related statistics, domestic laws and policies, international law, and institutional indicators. Quick facts: Immigration Detainees: Not available (2019) Detained Minors: Not Available (2019) Criminal Prison Population: 13,300 (2020) Percentage of Foreign Prisoners: 4.2 (2014) International Migrants: 160,519 (2019) New Asylum Applications: 1,071 […]

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