cbsa

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Your Grandma Might Be a Drug Mule, Canadian Government Warns

Senior citizens are being targeted by traffickers to smuggle drugs, a new report says.
Manisha Krishnan
11.19.18
migrants

Canada is using ancestry DNA websites to help it deport people

Canada's border agency has used ancestry.com and familytreedna.com to establish nationalities of failed refugee claimants — even contacting users.
Tamara Khandaker
7.26.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

American Tourists Keep Trying to Sneak Their Guns into Canada

Annual reminder that Canada has different gun laws.
Manisha Krishnan
8.8.17
privacy theatre

Canada's Privacy Watchdog Lacks the Teeth to Curb Phone Searches at the Border

It's a nice thought, though.
Jordan Pearson
3.16.17
News

Canada's Border Agency Isn't Saying Much About Its 15 Employees Accused of Sexual Assault

Exclusive: The CBSA won't say why it still employs five people accused of sexual assault.
Hilary Beaumont
8.31.16
Relapse: Facing Canada's Opioid Crisis

Everything You Should Know About Carfentanil, the Drug Even Deadlier Than Fentanyl

It's allegedly been used as a chemical weapon and is an elephant tranquilizer—now, it's being spiked into heroin.
Allison Tierney
8.10.16
News

The RCMP Is Trying to Sneak Facial and Tattoo Recognition Into Canada

The technology poses serious privacy risks.
Jordan Pearson
7.29.16
americas

Canada Looks to Monitor Detained Migrants Electronically Instead of Locking Them Up

Amid an outcry over the recent deaths of migrants held in custody by the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA), the department is exploring alternatives to detaining asylum seekers, including using electronic surveillance to keep track of them.
Rachel Browne
5.24.16
americas

Canada Keeps Locking Up Migrant Teenagers Who Haven't Committed Any Crimes

Dozens of young migrants were housed in Canadian jails, sometimes for more than a month at a time, while they faced deportation.
Rachel Browne
5.10.16
americas

High School Basketball Star Turned Out to Be Almost 30, Now Begs to Be Deported From Canada

A few weeks ago, Jonathan Nicola was the star player on his high school basketball team, with a coach who believed he had a shot at going pro. Now he's sitting in an immigration detention cell in Windsor, Ontario.
Tamara Khandaker
4.27.16
crime & drugs

Canada Border Agent Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman Facing Deportation

The allegations come on the heels of calls by refugee and immigrant rights advocates for better oversight of the CBSA following the deaths of two detainees in the agency's care in March.
Hilary Beaumont
4.7.16
americas

Suicide of Burundian in Canadian Jail Latest ‘Stain’ on Immigration System, Critics Say

Melkioro Gahungu, 64, is the 13th detainee to die while under CBSA custody since 2000. He had served his time for killing his wife, and was being held for deportation when he hanged himself in a Toronto jail.
Rachel Browne
3.10.16
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