Community Alert: Montreal is NOT a Sanctuary City

March 7, 2017
Community Alert: Montreal is NOT a Sanctuary City

Felhívás! Montreal nem szentélyváros! تحذير للجميع: مونتريال ليست ملاذا للمهاجرين غير الشرعيين Montreal, March 1, 2017 – Solidarity Across Borders, a migrant justice organization based in Montreal, active since 2004, is issuing this Community Advisory in order to correct the misleading public information concerning the passing of Montreal’s symbolic “Sanctuary City” Declaration on February 20, 2017. We encourage supporters and allies to share this advisory widely. Since Montreal adopted the “Declaration Designating Montreal a Sanctuary City”, we have been contacted by many non-status migrants and their supporters. Some individuals believe they will now be safe on the streets of Montreal...

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Sanctuary City: Videos from Solidarity Across Borders Press Conference (February 20, 2017)

March 6, 2017
Sanctuary City: Videos from Solidarity Across Borders Press Conference (February 20, 2017)

With the announcement of a limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion to be considered (and eventually passed unanimously) by the City of Montreal this Monday, the migrant justice organization Solidarity Across Borders and allied groups organized a press conference to provide critical perspectives on the motion, rooted in the reality of undocumented migrants living in the Montreal-area. Background Information: – Community groups speak out on City of Montreal’s limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion: http://bit.ly/Feb20PressConference – Solidarity City Declaration: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/solidarity-city/solidarity-city-declaration – Solidarity City Declaration Demands: www.solidarityacrossborders.org/en/solidarity-city – Education Without Borders Collective: http://collectifeducation.org/ – Public Statement: No Border Agents in our...

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Sanctuary City: Selected Media Articles (February 2017)

March 5, 2017
Sanctuary City: Selected Media Articles (February 2017)

Solidarity Across Borders Press Conference on “Sanctuary City” With the announcement of a limited and symbolic Sanctuary City motion to be considered (and eventually passed unanimously) by the City of Montreal this past Monday (February 20, 2017), the migrant justice organization Solidarity Across Borders and allied groups organized a press conference to provide critical perspectives on the motion, rooted in the reality of undocumented migrants living in the Montreal-area. (photo, left, by Jacques Nadeau, Le Devoir) Selected Media Articles English: (Video) CTV News Channel Video: Montreal is NOT a “Sanctuary City” (February 20, 2017) (interview with Solidarity Across Borders...

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Mutual Aid Night For Migrants (27 April)

March 4, 2017
Mutual Aid Night For Migrants (27 April)

(If you need to get in touch beforehand, please contact us by e-mail at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com.) Thursday, 27 April, 6:30pm-8:30pm 1500 de Maisonneuve West, # 204 (Guy-Concordia metro) map: http://goo.gl/maps/YgaNi   * 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...

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UPDATED. Call to Action: Undocumented Montrealer Detained by SPVM in Traffic Stop, Faces Deportation from Coderre’s Sanctuary City on Monday

March 3, 2017
UPDATED. Call to Action: Undocumented Montrealer Detained by SPVM in Traffic Stop, Faces Deportation from Coderre’s Sanctuary City on Monday

UPDATE/GOOD NEWS: After the CBSA refused to stop “David’s” deportation, the United Nations stepped in, asking Canada to stop the deportation until the risk is evaluated. Canada has no reason to refuse the request. Meanwhile, his lawyer is working to get him released from detention as soon as possible based on the UN intervention. Huge thank you to everyone who wrote, called and spread the word! Denied Access to Refugee Claim, “David” is at Risk because of his Sexual Orientation Help Make Montreal a Real Solidarity City: CALL and WRITE to the Minister of Public Safety, the Minister of...

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

March 2, 2017
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 CITY DECLARATION (updated)

March 1, 2017
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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