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Immigrant Detention: Detention and Immigration

immigrant detention: A Jamaican man who was detained for five years before being deported is challenging the constitutionality of immigration laws, according to CBC. Alvin Brown and his supporters argue that the scheme allows for indefinite detention, amounting to cruel and unusual punishment. He is telling Federal Court it would be a mistake to throw out the law allowing for immigrant detention because problems may occur as a result. Federal Court hearing landmark challenge on indefinite immigration detention Jamaican Alvin Brown finally deported but damages urged for his 5-year immigration detention But the government lawyer notes that another judge ruled immigration authorities were not to blame for Brown's long detention. He argues each case is different and that detainees do have numerous ways to seek redress if they believe their circumstances are unreasonable. ( As reported in the news.