IMMIGRATION STATUS CAN BE A SENTENCING FACTOR -Man’s immigration status wins him slightly shorter sentence | Toronto Star
Thank goodness Judges still have some discretion to craft fair sentences. “Under the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act, non-citizens sentenced to terms six months or longer cannot appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division if a decision is made to deport them. Before the new law came into effect this year, that threshold was two years.”
A Toronto court credited a Vietnamese-Canadian permanent resident for time served and gave him a suspended sentence with probation.
Source: Man’s immigration status wins him slightly shorter sentence | Toronto Star