“Welcome to Canada” Campaign

Human Rights Watch launched the “Welcome to Canada” campaign on the detention of immigrants in provincial prisons. The campaign focuses on inmates in provincial prisons. Canada imprisons thousands of immigrants each year, including asylum seekers and other immigrants. They are held in solitary confinement under high security conditions in harsh conditions in provincial prisons. In the campaign, they called on the Canadian government to lift the detention of immigrants in prisons and to enforce the law.