Sharry Aiken is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. Her research interests include comparative refugee law and border policies.


Fortress USA and policy implications for Canada

During his first week in office, President Donald Trump issued three executive orders relating to US immigration, refugee, detention, deportation and enforcement policies. Two are currently in force, although their full implementation is dependent on …

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Can we end migrant detention?

In Canada, thousands of migrants are detained at any time, with up to one third of detainees in maximum and medium-security prisons despite most never having been charged with a crime. The recent Canada v. …

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The future of the Safe Third Country Agreement

As the Trump administration persists with its harsh immigration policy south of the border, calls are mounting for Canada to suspend or rescind the Canada-US Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA). Implemented in 2004, the STCA requires …

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