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    The issue of immigration detention has arisen in the media yet again with extreme cases of individuals spending year’s detained receiving major public scrutiny. Immigration detention is used by border control and policing services as the policy of holding subjects who are in violation of visa conditions, have illegally entered or arrived without authorization, and those individuals can become subject to being held in detention until immigration officials either grant a visa or deport the individual to their country of departure. Immigration detention serves a clear purpose, but in Canada currently, there isn’t a designated maximum amount of time one could be detained. The federal government is facing opposition to its policies on immigration…

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    Country: Russia Committee: UNHCR Topic: Immigration Detention With the increase of immigrants due to war and extremist groups taking root in the Middle East, many countries have been squeezing past international laws that allow basic human rights for immigrants. Powerful leaders including European countries and the United States have been looked to for support but have mostly responded with hostility, no involvement whatsoever, or unproductive xenophobia. Slow admission processes,…

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    Berks Center, an immigration family detention center in Pennsylvania is one of the facilities where mothers and children are detained together in order to keep children with their mothers while they wait for their asylum cases to be heard. But a three-year-old boy from El Salvador was held for three days without his mother under the supervision of the staff at the detention center. He was later released into his grandmother’s care. Under a joint operation named Project Red II, between the U.S.…

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    The Migration Act 1958

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    seeking refugee status in Australia is the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) that states the interests of the child should be the primary consideration. Changes introduced on the 25 September 2014, to the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) and the Maritime Powers Act 2013 (Cth) by the Australian Government have made it even more difficult for asylum seeker children and children born to asylum seeker parents to be processed and settled in Australia. The United Nations and the Australian Human Rights Commission…

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    ‘unlawful non-citizen’ children in mandatory detention for processing? Provide a brief background discussion of your chosen ethical question that explains why it is important and in need of analysis. An ‘unlawful non-citizen’ is the term used by the Australian Government to describe any persons attempting to enter Australia without a valid immigration visa (Department of Immigration and Border Protection 2015). Under Australia's Migration Act 1958, unlawful non-citizens are to be…

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    A critical review on Amy Nethery & Rosa Holman (2016) Secrecy and human rights abuse in Australia’s offshore immigration detention centres, The International Journal of Human Rights, 20:7, 1018-1038 Amy Nethery and Rosa Holman argue the circumstances and causes of lacking human rights in Australian offshore detention centres (ODCs). They do this through discussing the inefficiency in governmental secrecy, deterrence, regulation and private company control in their journal article “Secrecy and…

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    Picking Up The Pieces Little Bee is a fiction novel written by Chris Cleave. Little Bee is narrated by Little Bee and Sarah who live in two different countries but a tragic encounter brings them together. This novel is about a little girl that is captured and placed in a refugee detention, where she compared herself to a British coin. She is frightened and feel abandoned because she has no one to talk or interact with. She goes through so many emotions and issues to press forward with her…

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    Introduction This essay will focus on the given case study: 'Transfield Services -off-shore detention centers ',referring to the 2014 boycott against Transfield Services’ involvement in the construction and servicing of off-shore detention facilities in Nauru and Manus Island. With relevant analytic tools and business concepts, the essay will identify the background reasons of the event as well as demonstrate the difference between Transfield Holdings and Transfield Services.On the basis of a…

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    India is one of the countries with the highest preventive detention, 249,796 people in overpopulated prisons. During police custody, they suffer beatings, sleep deprivation and electro-shock (all of this in violations of their constitutional rights). Subject to degrading and inhuman treatment, it is an example of large-scale human rights abuses. Every day, four people die in both police and judicial custody for these abuses. Many of these deaths could be avoided if the cases were resolved…

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    states, "The present immigration detention system is sprawling and needs more direct federal oversight and management. While ICE has over 32,000 detention beds at any given time, the beds are spread out over as many as 350 different facilities largely designed for penal, not civil, detention. ICE employees do not run most of these. The facilities are either jails operated by county authorities or detention centers operated by private contractors." This is what they currently do. However, the…

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