The hurdles facing parents and kids wishing to enjoy Parks and Rec programs show some experiences of people living without status.
Stephanie J. Silverman
Post-doctoral fellow, Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime, and Security
Stephanie J. Silverman is a post-doctoral fellow at the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security, and the convener of the Detention Workshop, an academic discussion group on immigration detention.
A designated country of origin (DCO) is a country declared as "safe," on grounds that it can provide adequate protection to its citizens and therefore not likely to produce refugees. It also discounts the treatment of some minority groups in so-called "safe" countries perhaps most particularly, the Roma in Europe.
12/21/2012 12:31 EST
If Bill C-31, "Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act," passes in parliament, Canada will lose its reputation for fairness and human rights and, more importantly, hundreds if not thousands of people's lives will be adversely affected. Refugees would be ineligible to sponsor any immediate family members and these refugees would be second-class people in Canada.
05/11/2012 11:34 EDT
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