What’s a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy?

Many people in Canada are refused access to services like housing, a family doctor, and education after high school because they don’t have official immigration status in Canada. Sometimes people without status are afraid to ask for services because they will be asked about their status and maybe that might lead to them being arrested and deported. Under a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, people who provide services would be forbidden from asking clients about their immigration status in Canada. If people who provide services discover the immigration status of a client, they would also be forbidden from sharing this information with anyone. A Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy makes sure that everyone feels secure and can access services regardless of their immigration status, without fear of being arrested or deported. Don’t ask about immigration status, don’t tell about immigration status. http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/dadt