At last weekend’s convention, Conservatives voted to end birthright citizenship for people born in Canada.

The alarming policy was met by denunciations from across the political spectrum, including a Conservative leadership candidate who worried about government being able to decide who is and isn’t a Canadian citizen.

But one of the best responses was from Bashir Mohamed, a Canadian citizen who was previously born stateless. The story is harrowing and worth reading in its entirety. It shows the dangers of creating stateless families.