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Press Conference: Community groups speak out on City of Montreal’s limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion (February 20)

Press Conference: Community groups speak out on City of Montreal’s limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion (February 20)

Media Advisory – For immediate release Press Conference: Community groups speak out on City of Montreal’s potential Sanctuary City motion Montreal, February 19, 2017 — With the announcement of a limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion to be considered by the City of Montreal this Monday, the migrant justice organization Solidarity Across Borders and allied groups are organizing a press conference tomorrow, Monday morning, to provide critical perspectives on the motion, rooted in the reality of undocumented migrants living in the Montreal-area.Press Conference Date: Monday, February 20, 2017 Time: 10:30am Location: 1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204Confirmed participants: – Gloria,...

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Solidarity Across Borders demands that the City of Montreal implement tangible and meaningful measures for a “Sanctuary City”; no more SPVM collaboration with CBSA

Solidarity Across Borders demands that the City of Montreal implement tangible and meaningful measures for a “Sanctuary City”; no more SPVM collaboration with CBSA

For Immediate Release – For news editors and the Montreal community   Solidarity Across Borders demands that the City of Montreal implement tangible and meaningful measures for a “Sanctuary City” The City of Montreal and Mayor Coderre need to get beyond cheap symbolism and words; no more SPVM collaboration with CBSA —– Media Contact (including interviews): Solidarity Across Borders tel: 438–933–7654 e-mail: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com —– Montreal, February 8, 2017 — This morning, the City of Montreal Executive Committee is expected to take the first steps to declare Montreal a “Sanctuary City”, similar to the hundreds of Sanctuary Cities that already exist in...

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Principles for a Regularization Program In Canada

Principles for a Regularization Program In Canada

Principles for a Regularization Program In Canada DRAFTED AT THE STATUS CONFERENCE, TORONTO, NOVEMBER 2004 Supported and endorsed by Solidarity Across Borders Principle 1: We need a comprehensive, transparent, inclusive and ongoing regularization program that is both equitable and accessible to ALL persons living without legal immigration status in Canada (non-status). Any such program must not be contingent upon a person’s participation in the labour force, nor should it exclude particular groups such as the poor, unwaged, unemployed and those who have ever accessed any government assistance. Likewise, it should not be limited to any group, such as members...

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TRUMP, YOU’RE NOT WELCOME! A Call to Resist & Disrupt Trump’s State Visit to Canada (2017)

TRUMP, YOU’RE NOT WELCOME! A Call to Resist & Disrupt Trump’s State Visit to Canada (2017)

TRUMP, YOU’RE NOT WELCOME! A Call to Resist & Disrupt Trump’s State Visit to Canada Date: Some time in early 2017, after January 20 Where: Likely Ottawa or nearby, details to be confirmed. Please post and share this callout widely. – web: https://trumpunwelcoming.org – fb: www.facebook.com/events/359917574358074 – en français: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/fr/stoptrump – en español: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/es/stoptrump —– This is a callout for anti-capitalist and anti-colonial resistance, rooted in a spirit of solidarity and mutual support, respecting a diversity of tactics. Canada is usually the first foreign visit of a newly-elected US President and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invited US President-elect Donald...

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Report-back from the Emergency “Open the Borders!” Demonstration against Donald Trump and the Far-Right (January 28)

Report-back from the Emergency “Open the Borders!” Demonstration against Donald Trump and the Far-Right  (January 28)

Report-back from the Emergency “Open the Borders!” Demonstration against Donald Trump and the Far-Right  (January 28, 2017) Immediately on hearing about Donald Trump’s anti-migrant, anti-Muslim executive orders last week, Solidarity Across Borders and the Resist Trump Network called an emergency demonstration to denounce these measures, and to expose the hypocrisy of the Trudeau government. Here are some of the necessary and straightforward demands articulated at the modest demonstration: i) immediately open the Canadian-USA border to all migrants from the USA into Canada; ii) immediately cancel the Safe 3rd Country Agreement with the USA; iii) implement an ongoing, comprehensive and...

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Arash Aslani Hunger Strike at Laval Immigration Detention Center (September 2005)

Arash Aslani Hunger Strike at Laval Immigration Detention Center (September 2005)

People’s History of Montreal:  Arash Aslani Hunger Strike at Laval Immigration Detention Center, September 2005 This month, September 2016, marks the 11th anniversary of an important and inspiring local action in support of migrant justice. In September 2005, Arash Aslani undertook a hunger strike inside the Laval Immigration Detention Center near Montreal. Arash had been detained for more than 10 months, and facing continued indefinite detention. He had previously been detained in Europe, after fleeing Iran as a political refugee. To try to end his detention, and bring attention to his situation, Arash started a hunger strike that lasted...

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Montreal- DC Anti-Border Solidarity Caravan (January 19-21, 2017)

Montreal- DC Anti-Border Solidarity Caravan (January 19-21, 2017)

Montreal- DC Anti-Border Solidarity Caravan Protest Donald Trump’s Inauguration (January 19-21, 2017) Donate and/or Participate! Donald Trump will be inaugurated on January 20, 2017. There will be protests against Donald Trump organized by DC-based community groups. Let’s show solidarity from Montreal by driving down together to oppose the sexist, racist, Islamophobic, far-right politics the Trump administration represents. A border may divide us and our comrades in the south, but our struggle is global. We resist not just Trump’s inauguration, but unapologetically stand against the politics of border imperialism as well. We are organizing a Montreal-DC Anti-Border Caravan. We would...

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Press Release: Despite promises, kids still denied schooling on the basis of immigration status

Press Release: Despite promises, kids still denied schooling on the basis of immigration status

Press release – For immediate release Despite promises, kids still denied schooling on the basis of immigration status Families gather before the first day of school, ask that the Minister of Education finally hand in his homework Press scrum : Today, Sunday, August 28th, 2016, at 13:30, in front of école Le Plateau, at the end of Calixa-Lavallée avenue, in La Fontaine park. Montreal, Sunday, August 28th, 2016 : Again this year, many children with precarious immigration status will not be going to school. A family-friendly gathering will take place the day before the first day of school, to call...

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Statement concerning announcement by Minister of Public Safety

Statement concerning announcement by Minister of Public Safety

Media statement. For immediate release. Solidarity Across Borders’ Message for Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety: Stop the detention of migrants; implement a regularization program immediately! (Montreal, August 15, 2016) Solidarity Across Borders, a migrant justice network working directly with detained migrants as well as individuals and families facing removal, learned today of an announcement by Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety responsible for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). His announcement concerns detentions centers in Canada, including the Laval Immigration Detention Center in Quebec. In the words of Noe Arteaga Santos, a member of Solidarity across Borders, “Solidarity...

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Solidarity Across Borders Autumn Assembly & Community Brunch (October 16)

Solidarity Across Borders Autumn Assembly & Community Brunch (October 16)

Notice to Solidarity Across Borders members: Mark you calendars for our next general assembly and community brunch! Solidarity Across Borders Autumn Assembly & Community Brunch SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 11am: Solidarity Across Borders Committees 12:30pm: Community Brunch 2pm-4pm: Continuation of Assembly: Proposals and Discussion (read more about the format below) Location: 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th floor, near métro Guy-Concordia Free childcare and kids activities on-site. Bring your kids! Translation available for English, French & Spanish. The building is accessible to people using wheelchairs. Limited métro tickets available for people with low incomes. Please get in touch about any accessibility...

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Solidarity donation campaign for No Borders stencil arrest & ticket / Please contribute

Solidarity donation campaign for No Borders stencil arrest & ticket / Please contribute

Solidarity donation campaign for No Borders stencil arrest and ticket Please contribute $20, $50 or more towards legal costs involving a Montreal graffiti ticket during “Anti-Deportations Days” Friends and allies — Street art, stencils, and graffiti are an important part of our social justice campaigns and actions. Being able to get out our message to people directly, on the streets, is an effective communications tactic. But, there are all sorts of laws against graffiti. And sometimes, unfortunately, we get caught. In May 2014, as part of the lead-up to “Anti-Deportation Days” organized by Solidarity Across Borders, a team of...

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JUNE: Month Against Borders and Deportations! Schedule of events!

JUNE: Month Against Borders and Deportations! Schedule of events!

Solidarity Across Borders declares June 2016 a “Month Against Deportations.” In the context of ongoing struggles for justice and dignity for all migrants, refugees and undocumented people, Solidarity Across Borders and allies are organizing actions throughout the month of June to publicly denounce the violence, racism and oppression of border controls, and their daily impact on tens of thousands of people in Montreal. This summer we will amplify our voices as community members, lovers and fighters, with public art projects, demonstrations, community meals, and a variety of activities in fierce resistance to colonial borders and economies built on the...

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