Toronto Police Reject "Don't Ask, Don’t Tell" Immigration Policy

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell for Toronto Immigration

Despite pressures from organizations such as “No One is Illegal,”  the Toronto Police Services Board rejected a proposal that would have prohibited his officers from telling federal authorities if they suspect immigration law violations.

Toronto Police reject “Don’t Tell”, already have “Don’t Ask”

The Toronto Police already has a “Don’t Ask” policy, which means that police officers should not ask victims and witnesses about their immigration status.

Immigrant advocates had hoped to add a ‘‘Don’t Tell’’ component.  That is, they had hoped that police officers would not tell immigration authorities if they find out someone does not have legal status in Canada.  The Toronto Police Services Board was considering adopting such a policy, but rejected this idea yesterday.

Those who may now be vulnerable include: those whose visas have expired; those who haven’t  filed for refugee status yet or whose claims have failed and subject to appeal; those with pending cases that haven’t been settled yet; and those who may have been lost track of by authorities.

Read National Post Article

All the more reason to make sure your case is handled properly and legally by a qualified immigration lawyer!

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About Fadi Minawi

Fadi is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Toledo College of Law. He is called to the New York State Bar and is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is currently serving as the Media Liaison for the Canadian Chapter of AILA. Fadi has extensive experience in US immigration matters and is the firm’s lead in the area of US immigration. He is specialized in corporate and family immigration, as well as issues dealing with US inadmissibility.

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