CBSA Offices Shut Down by Migrant Justice Activists in honour of Mr. Bolante Idowu Alo and our Deported Friends and Neighbours

August 30, 2018
CBSA Offices Shut Down by Migrant Justice Activists in honour of Mr. Bolante Idowu Alo and our Deported Friends and Neighbours

Montreal CBSA offices were shut down this morning in honour of Mr. Bolante Idowu Alo and of our friends, family members and neighbours who have been deported. Migrant justice activists blocked and chained all doors to the building and employees were not able to enter the building to carry on their work for two hours. PHOTOS VIDEO We want to ensure that business could not go on as usual. Mr. Bolante Idowu Alo died violently at the hands of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA): we cannot let them carry on as though nothing has happened. We call on...

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Principles for a Regularization Program In Canada

August 21, 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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SOLIDARITY CITY DECLARATION (updated)

August 20, 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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Call for an End Deportation Bloc in the Large Demonstration against Racism

August 20, 2018
Call for an End Deportation Bloc in the Large Demonstration against Racism

Sunday, October 7th at 3pm Emilie-Gamelin Square (Berri-UQAM metro) meet up point for the contingent: corner of Berri and de Maisonneuve (look for the anti-deportation banners) Share the facebook event for the end to deportations bloc: www.facebook.com/events/242805143069639/ Deportations are a form of institutional racism, manifested in the violent and coercive practices of the state against predominantly racialised migrants who have been forced to leave their homes because of wars and military violence, poverty, political oppression, extractivism, climate change, etc. – conditions that are the direct result of instability created by neo-colonial foreign policies in the economic interest of Canadian...

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30 August. Public Mourning for Bolante Idowu Alo and to honour all migrants fighting for their lives and dignity

July 24, 2018
30 August. Public Mourning for Bolante Idowu Alo and to honour all migrants fighting for their lives and dignity

Public Mourning for Mr. Bolante Idowu Alo and to honour all migrants who fight for their lives and dignity against the injustice of the Canadian immigration system No to deportations. Reinstate the moratorium on deportations to Haiti. Abolish the Border Security Ministry https://www.facebook.com/events/1864511943662918/ Rally In front of CBSA offices 1010 St-Antoine (Bonaventure Metro) Thursday, 30 August at 7am ** Dress in black ** Bring flowers and messages to leave Saddened and shocked by the violent death of Mr. Alo at the hands of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), organizations fighting for migrant justice are gathering for a public...

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(Français) Samedi @ 10h. Rassemblement d’urgence contre les déportations vers Haïti / Emergency Rally against Deportations to Haiti

July 18, 2018
(Français) Samedi @ 10h. Rassemblement d’urgence contre les déportations vers Haïti / Emergency Rally against Deportations to Haiti

Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm CBSA offices at 1010 St-Antoine (métro Bonaventure), Montreal https://www.facebook.com/events/609714716077488/ The Canadian Government has just issued a travel warning to Haiti because of a sudden rise in violence and political instability. This new crisis comes on top of pre-existing risks and threats which caused men, women and children of Haitian origin living in Canada to flee Haiti as asylum-seekers in the first place. In this context, we are outraged that Canada is continuing to threaten people with deportation to Haiti. If Haiti is not safe for Canadians, it is not safe to...

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Multiple Crossing Sites Marked to Help Migrants Cross from US to Canada

July 4, 2018
Multiple Crossing Sites Marked to Help Migrants Cross from US to Canada

Refugees Welcome Caravan Wraps Up 3 Days of Outreach in Border Region from Coaticook to Huntingdon 29 June to 1 July 2018 Canada Day Action Signs bearing the words “CROSSING HERE due to (un)Safe Third Country Agreement. Still on unceded indigenous lands” were placed at five different sites along the Canada-US border early morning on Canada Day. Photos: https://bit.ly/2tZJR2I There are multiple sites similar to Roxham Road every few kilometers along Quebec’s border with the United States. In addition to sending a message of support to refugees and migrants who are crossing irregularly from the United States, this action...

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