Fourteen people have died in immigration detention since 2000, two of them in one week in March of 2016. Read this article about the most recent death of Francisco Javier Romero Astorga.

According to End Immigration Detetion “Across Canada migrants are jailed indefinitely without charge or trial forthcoming because Canada cannot deport them but will not release them. This means that many are locked up behind bars and separated from their families for years on end. Canada is a rogue nation going against legal frameworks in other countries which restrict the length of time migrants can be detained pending deportation. Being jailed simply for the crime of being born somewhere else is unacceptable; indefinite detention is utterly unjustifiable.”

Sign this petiton addressed to Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a first step to end indefinite immigration detention now.