Access to Health Care for Migrants – Montreal Demonstration (National Day of Action)

February 4, 2019
Access to Health Care for Migrants – Montreal Demonstration (National Day of Action)

Join us for rallies across Canada on February 12th as the health community calls on the federal government to stop the denial of healthcare on the basis of immigration status! In Montreal (Tiohtiá:ke), the rally will be held on February 12th from 12pm to 1pm, in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada office, located in the Guy-Favreau Complex (200 René-Lévesque Blvd West). Facebook Event: bit.ly/2SuEd6I  Rallies will be held simultaneously in Valleyfield (QC), Victoria (CB), Vancouver (CB), Edmonton (AB), Saskatoon (SK), Hamilton (ON), Scarborough (ON), Niagara (ON), Toronto (ON), Ottawa (ON), Halifax (NS) et St. John’s (TN): bit.ly/2MfDbWO...

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Statement in Solidarity With Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

January 8, 2019
Statement in Solidarity With Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

We at Solidarity Across Borders express our unequivocal solidarity with the people of the Wet’suwet’en nation in their continued resistance to colonial incursions into their territory, and join the call for urgent action in the face of the violent intervention being carried out by the RCMP. In December, a British Columbia Supreme Court judge granted an injunction against the land defenders at the Unist’ot’en Camp, who have for years maintained a blockade to prevent construction of the Coastal GasLink (TransCanada) pipeline project, which would run through unceded Wet’suwet’en territory. A second blockade camp has been established by another Wet’suwet’en...

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New Migrant Prison Being Constructed in Laval: Let’s Stop It!

December 18, 2018
New Migrant Prison Being Constructed in Laval: Let’s Stop It!

A new migrant prison is being built in Laval, right beside the old one. Far from ending detention, the state has responded to popular mobilizations against the imprisonment of migrants (including inspiring hunger-strikes by migrant detainees in Ontario) by pouring millions into creating a new, “prettier” place to imprison migrants, and new projects to control migrants outside prison (so-called alternatives to detention) such as biometrics and a voice recognition/gps cell phone system (a system which is already being piloted in Montreal!). At the same time, the government just announced the reintroduction of an annual deportation quota. Detention is key...

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COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY GATHERINGS WITH FOOD, DISCUSSIONS, ACTIVITIES!

December 2, 2018
COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY GATHERINGS WITH FOOD, DISCUSSIONS, ACTIVITIES!

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Bring Lucy Back! The campaign to support Lucy Granados continues!

December 1, 2018
Bring Lucy Back! The campaign to support Lucy Granados continues!

Renewed support is needed for Lucy Granados, the Montreal community member and organizer for the rights of undocumented migrants who was violently arrested on March 20th and deported on April 13th, despite a very strong public mobilization (background here: https://bit.ly/2GrwsZk). Lucy remains in a great deal of distress; her current precarious situation gives no space to heal from the trauma and violence of the past months (let alone the past years, living as an undocumented woman in Montreal). Her arm – injured by the CBSA – remains only partially functional, with no ability to move her fingers on her left...

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Mutual Aid Night For Migrants (28 March)

December 1, 2018
Mutual Aid Night For Migrants (28 March)

(If you need to get in touch beforehand, please contact us by e-mail at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com.) Thursday, 28 March, 6:30pm-8:30pm 7378 Lajeunesse St. (Jean Talon metro) * if you are facing deportation (failed refugee claim, criminal record, non-renewal of visa, etc) * if you are having difficulties accessing services because of immigration status * if you want to connect with others struggling with precarious immigration status … Come out to this free mutual aid night to discuss options, share strategies, gather information, learn about resources, and break the isolation. We will summarize legal proceedings and basic options, share resources, answer individual questions, discuss possible...

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Principles for a Regularization Program In Canada

December 1, 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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