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Decision: Immigration System and Directive Today

decision: The ministerial direction strengthens language to say the best interests of the child must be given primary consideration, rather than just being a factor in any decision, according to CBC. It also ensures the welfare of the child is considered before any decision is made on the parents' detention. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale issued the new directive today designed to keep families together and kids out of detention as much as humanly possible. We are committed to an immigration system that protects public safety while treating people with fairness, dignity and compassion, Goodale told the House of Commons. Detention system constitutional, but not perfect Why Canada jails immigration detainees Landmark immigration detention case Alternatives include in-person reporting, cash or performance bonds, community supervision and voice reporting. Alternatives to detention will be actively and continuously sought when unconditional release is inappropriate, according to a news release from Goodale's office. ( As reported in the news.