Posted: Aug 15, 2014 11:02 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 16, 2014 12:02 PM ET
The arrests of 21 undocumented workers during a vehicle safety blitz Thursday is causing controversy for the Canada Border Services Agency and Ontario Provincial Police.
On Aug. 14 the OPP, along with officials from the ministries of transportation and environment, and the CBSA, took part in a vehicle spot checks in northwest Toronto, around Wilson Avenue between Jane Street and Highway 400.
CBSA told CBC News on Friday it arrested 21 people who were “in violation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.”
But, because the arrests were made during vehicle safety check, some question the methods and motivations of the CBSA and OPP.
Immigration lawyer Guidy Mamann said this is “not routine” and is, in fact, “a huge breach of public trust.” Continue reading