Bring Daniel Home

One Year since Deportation of Undocumented Youth

One Year since Deportation of Undocumented Youth

It has been one year since “Daniel”, a Montreal teenager, was deported alone to Mexico City. Even as community-members and friends gathered at the Dorval airport to denounce the violent collusion between Québec’s status-based education system, the Montreal police (SPVM), and the Canadian Border Services Agency (see Background below), Aeromexico Flight AM681 took off with the 17-year old on board. Since then, Daniel has fended for himself in one of the world’s most dangerous cities, separated from his family, who live in Montreal. His great precarity is exacerbated by a hearing disability. Despite the family’s courageous decision to speak...

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LE DRAME DES MINEURS

Une mère loin de son fils 3 oct 2015, Anabelle Nicoud, La Presse Guadalupe est une femme menue. Elle parle un français hésitant, mais elle a tenu à raconter son histoire, prenant parfois des pauses pour ravaler ses larmes. Elle n’a pas revu son fils, Daniel, depuis son arrestation, son placement en détention et son renvoi, il y a 10 mois. « Nous parlons au téléphone depuis qu’il est au Mexique. Je sais qu’il a commencé à travailler, mais c’est difficile car il n’y a pas beaucoup de travail, surtout pour les mineurs. » « Depuis qu’il a remis...

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(September 4) Creative action to support the Bring Daniel Home campaign

(September 4) Creative action to support the Bring Daniel Home campaign

Friday, September 4th at noon Montreal City Hall 275 Notre Dame East (Champ de mars metro) www.facebook.com/events/1494428287540094/ As kids go back to school, we recall that it will soon be one year since Daniel*, an undocumented Montreal youth, was arrested at a high school and deported alone to Mexico. Since October 2014, he has been living in total insecurity in Mexico City. On Friday, September 4th, we will go to City Hall with a message for Mayor Denis Coderre: SPVM out of our schools: undocumented children should be able to go to school without fear of arrest! We’ll demand...

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Mother Living “Underground” in Montreal Speaks Out

Mother Living “Underground” in Montreal Speaks Out

The mother of 17-year old “Daniel” has released a recorded statement addressed to Kathleen Weil, the Minister of Immigration of Quebec. Describing her difficult life as an undocumented, single mother in Montreal, “Guadalupe” asks the Minister of Immigration to help bring her son, who is partially deaf, back to his community and family in Montreal. Listen to the audio statement On 16 June, supporters of the family rallied outside Weil’s offices. The deportation of this undocumented teenager, who was arrested in a high school where his status was known to staff, is a result of the failure of the...

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Support Rally: Bring Daniel Home!

Support Rally: Bring Daniel Home!

Tuesday, 16 June at 10am At office of Quebec Minister of Immigration Kathleen Weil 5252, de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal (Vendôme metro) https://www.facebook.com/events/841244462577342/ “Daniel” (not his real name) arrived in Montreal with his mother when he was ten. When the family’s refugee application was refused, his mother made the difficult decision to remain in Canada without papers to protect her children. Thus, when he was 12 years old, Daniel joined the ranks of the half a million undocumented people living in Canada. In October 2014, Daniel was arrested in a Montreal-area school.  It happened on his 17th birthday, when he...

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Bring Daniel Home: Call for Solidarity

Bring Daniel Home: Call for Solidarity

“Daniel” (not his real name), an undocumented teenager, was arrested in a Montreal-area school in October 2014 and turned over to border police. He was detained for a week at the Laval Immigration Detention Centre before being deported all alone to Mexico at the age of 17. He was separated from his family, who lives in Montreal. An unaccompanied minor, he is currently living in great insecurity in Mexico City. The situation is urgent. Solidarity Across Borders denounces this border violence and specifically the deportation of a minor alone, the forced separation of a family, and the complicity of...

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(May 10) Mothers against Borders Mothers Day Picnic

(May 10) Mothers against Borders Mothers Day Picnic

Fundraiser for Bring Daniel Home campaign https://www.facebook.com/events/102494350082374/ Sunday, 10 May 2015, 1pm Jarry Parc (metro Castelnau), near the Kiosque ***in case of rain: 8065 Lajeunesse (corner of Jarry, at métro Jarry)*** Any special dietary needs or other accessibility questions? Get in touch at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com! * Delicious, cheap food! * Art-making for the 31 May march to Stop Deportations (31 May, St-Michel Metro, 2pm), including Kite-making and Silk-screening (bring your own tshirts) * Letter-writing for Daniel * Activities for kids, including FACE-PAINTING! * Fun, games & solidarity On Mothers’ Day, the Bring Daniel Home Committee is hosting a picnic to...

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Launch of Bring Daniel Home

Launch of Bring Daniel Home

Deported Teenager describes his Struggle to Survive in Mexico Press Conference Monday, 23 March 2015, 10:30am l’UQAM, Local A 1785 (Aquin Building) * Enter through 400 Saint Catherine St. East (south-east corner of Saint Denis and Saint Catherine) and take the escalator to the 1st floor. A video by the 17-year old deportee will be shown. “Daniel” describes the devastating impact of his deportation all alone to Mexico last fall. The SPVM arrested Daniel, an undocumented teenager, in a Montreal high school on October 8th, 2014 and handed him over to border police. The school is suspected of having...

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Update: Teenager deported this morning

Update: Teenager deported this morning

STOP THE DEPORTATION OF A MONTREAL-AREA STUDENT A Montreal teenage high-school student to be deported alone and separated from his family this Thursday morning +++++++ Update (October 16, 11:45am): The teenager facing removal today was in the end deported on Aeromexico Flight AM681 at 10am. We continue our struggle against deportations and for Status For All! Thanks to everyone who attended the airport picket today.  +++++++ > PROTEST AT MONTREAL’S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Thursday, October 16 at 7:30am Meet at the departures section, at the Aeromexico Flight #681 line-up (please read below for more details, including transport to the airport)...

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(August 17) La Taquiza ! Fund-raising Picnic and Soccer Tournament

(August 17) La Taquiza ! Fund-raising Picnic and Soccer Tournament

Sunday, 17 August at 2pm to 6pm Near the kiosque in Jarry Park (corner of Villeray and St. Laurent, de Castelnau metro) facebook NOTE: You can  pre-register your soccer team by e-mailing solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com. Come out on Sunday, 17 August for a Solidarity Across Borders fundraising picnic and sports tournaments. Funds raised will go to support families directly affected by the immigration system. On the menu: ∗ Home-made tacos al pastor and papas con chorizo. Also, grilled hot-dogs and vegeterian meals! ∗ Soccer tournament ∗ Lawn bowling tournament ∗ Freesbee ∗ Slackline ∗ Music Come early to join the teams!...

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