SOLIDARITY CITY DECLARATION (updated)

May 7, 2018
SOLIDARITY CITY DECLARATION (updated)

For thousands of undocumented immigrants across the country, cities such as Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver are sweatshops. Immigrants and refugees work the most precarious and dangerous jobs. The Canadian economy cannot survive without this super-exploited work force, made particularly vulnerable by their lack of permanent status and...

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Principles for a Regularization Program In Canada

May 7, 2018
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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(May 19) Open the Borders! Refugees Welcome! Stop the Racist Far-Right!

May 7, 2018
(May 19) Open the Borders! Refugees Welcome! Stop the Racist Far-Right!

OPEN THE BORDERS! REFUGEES WELCOME! STOP THE RACIST FAR-RIGHT! All out to the Canada-US Border at Roxham Road! Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11am-5pm At the Canada-US Border, 1 hour south of Montreal. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/WAFsDEgpiBA2– BUSES are leaving from Montreal at 9:30am (sharp); to reserve a space, visit: http://bit.ly/2I5j2mM – Download our POSTERS and FLYERS: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/may-19-open-the-borders-downloads-posters-flyers-banner – If you are driving and can offer a space in your CAR get in touch: solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com – We encourage the participation of parents, caregivers and their kids, and we’ll be setting up a KIDS ZONE in a local animal farm with kids activities. – We will have...

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May 19 Open The Borders Downloads (posters, flyers, banner)

May 7, 2018
May 19 Open The Borders Downloads (posters, flyers, banner)

Here are the publicity materials for the Open The Borders mobilization at Roxham Road on May 19, 2018 (right click the links below). For details about the demonstration, click HERE. Affiche Français PDF Poster English PDF Tract/Flyer (Français/Anglais) PDF Bannière Facebook (français) jpg Facebook Banner (English) jpg  

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Solidarity with Lucy Francineth Granados

April 23, 2018
Solidarity with Lucy Francineth Granados

BRING LUCY BACK! Montreal Community Organizer for the rights of undocumented women and workers, LUCY FRANCINETH GRANADOS arrested, detained and deported on April 13th, 2018! —> Actions and Updates —> Media Coverage —> Press Releases —> Chronology —> Excerpts from human rights complaint –> Campaign Bring Lucy Back At 6am on March 20th, CBSA entered the home of Lucy Francineth Granados, a member of the Non Status Women’s Collective and ATTAP (Temporary Workers Association), and violently arrested her, injuring her arm. She was detained at the Laval Immigration Detention Centre pending deportation. CONTEXT After being threatened by the maras...

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Blocked by Community Members, CBSA Cut Fence to Remove Lucy and Deport Her

April 16, 2018
Blocked by Community Members, CBSA Cut Fence to Remove Lucy and Deport Her

Bring Lucy Back; Hold CBSA Accountable On Friday April 13th, to the deep grief and rage of many, Lucy Francineth Granados was deported to Guatemala, accompanied by two CBSA agents and a doctor. She arrived in Guatemala after a long flight, alive but traumatized and unhealed from her violent arrest three weeks earlier. After the federal court refused to stop Lucy’s deportation on Thursday evening and in the face of continued silence from the Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen, one last effort was made to stop the deportation. Around 50 people arrived at the Laval Immigration Detention Centre shortly...

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Launch of Blog Rise Up Speak Out

February 24, 2018
Launch of Blog Rise Up Speak Out

www.facebook.com/events/2008680886047165/ Sunday, 4 March at 3pm Atomic Café, 3606 Ontario St. East (Joliette metro) In collaboration with Solidarity Across Borders and the Non Status Women’s Collective, the Rise Up Speak Out Blog committee invites you to the launch of a new blog for undocumented people in Montreal, a space in which people can express themselves with dignity, respect and creativity. The event features music, poetry, live testimony and song by people oppressed by the immigration system. Come one, come all! FREE. Donations are very welcome. Email : levetoietparle@gmail.com

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