Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently slammed President Trump over the border separation issue at the southern border. Trudeau said, “What’s going on in the United States is wrong. I cannot imagine what the families are going through. This is not how we do things in Canada.”
And Trudeau is right, that’s not how they do things in Canada. As it turns out, what they do is much, much worse.
The CBC explains:
“The U.S. is the focus of international outrage for its policy of separating children from their parents and detaining them after they cross the border in search of asylum.
“But Canada has also detained migrant children — and in some cases, has restricted access to their asylum-seeking parents — despite its stated policy to do whatever possible to avoid it.
“In Canada, CBSA holds people who are considered a flight risk or a danger to the public, and those whose identity cannot be confirmed.”
And detaining migrant children in Canada has been called a “frightening experience:”
“The Canadian holding centres, which are off limits to the public, resemble medium-security prisons. They are surrounded by razor-wire fences and kept under surveillance by guards.
“There are three such facilities across Canada, in Vancouver, Toronto, and Laval, Que. In some provinces, asylum seekers are detained in prisons.
“A recent McGill University study found that detention can be a “frightening experience” for children, leaving them with ‘psychiatric and academic difficulties long after detention.’
“Inside, boredom is “pervasive,” as children are often left ‘idle, sleeping or lying on the couches for long periods during the day.'”
And while mothers are allowed to stay with their children, Fathers are kept separate and are only allowed 15-30 minute visits with their kids twice a day. Sometimes migrants are kept in limbo for years.
So maybe people in glass houses should not throw stones.