Children: "None is Too Many" Agreement

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Resolution number: 
5
May 2002
Whereas: 
  1. The Canadian government intends to sign a "None is Too Many" agreement with the USA;
  2. Under IRPA the Canadian government has confirmed its intention of only detaining minors as a last resort;
  3. In the USA, the immigration authorities detain on average 5,000 separated children every year;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR ask for assurances from the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration that no children who are seeking protected person status in Canada – whether separated from or accompanied by parents or legal guardians – be returned to the U.S.A.

 

Working Group: 
Inland Protection