Impact of detention centres on refugees
More than 400 children are in refugee detention centres across Canada, according to Montreal immigration lawyer Dan Bohbot. He says crime bill changes could mean stays of a year and he points out there's no provision for schooling.
McGill psychologist Janet Cleveland says refugees who are detained are twice as likely to suffer post-traumatic stress compared to those who aren't in detention centres. And she says they were detained for just a few weeks - not anywhere near a year.