Mutual Aid Night For Migrants (31 May)

March 5, 2018
Mutual Aid Night For Migrants (31 May)

(If you need to get in touch beforehand, please contact us by e-mail at solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com.) Thursday, 31 May, 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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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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Community Fundraiser for Marcia

December 14, 2017
Community Fundraiser for Marcia

GIVE THE GIFT OF THE REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH Dear friends and allies, Marcia is an undocumented member of Solidarity Across Borders who lost her vision two years ago due to Quebec’s refusal to give healthcare to undocumented migrants. Montreal Association for the Blind has refused to offer her readaption training (because of her status) and at the moment she is not able to work or get around by herself. Because of her status, she has no access to social assistance or subsidized housing. We are again reaching out to community members to help cover her daily expenses as she...

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SOLIDARITY CITY DECLARATION (updated)

November 14, 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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Principles for a Regularization Program In Canada

November 13, 2017
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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Colonial & Racist John A. Macdonald Monument defaced in Montreal (with video and photos)

November 12, 2017
Colonial & Racist John A. Macdonald Monument defaced in Montreal (with video and photos)

 (The Anti-Racist Resistance Collective of Montreal (CRAM) anonymously received a link to the following video earlier this morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQrG-uXCCO8 … The video includes a link to the callout below. We are sharing this info with the public, but we are not responsible for this action.) Colonial & Racist John A. Macdonald Monument defaced in Montreal (with video and photos) MONTREAL, November 12, 2017 — On the eve of an important demonstration against hate and racism in Montreal, a group of anonymous local anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-capitalist activists have successfully defaced the historical monument to Canada’s first Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, located in downtown at Place du...

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RCMP Misinforming and Intimidating Refugees at Roxham Road

November 7, 2017
RCMP Misinforming and Intimidating Refugees at Roxham Road

Roxham Road, 7 November 2017 – Observers at the Roxham Road informal border crossing are reporting that RCMP officers are becoming increasingly aggressive towards people intending to cross into Canada, to the point that some migrants have turned back. Some RCMP officers have also been misinforming refugees, telling them to apply at a regular border post. People who follow their advice will be turned back to the United States and banned for life from applying as refugees in Canada. “It is outrageous that RCMP officers are not only using their authority to intimidate people who are seeking safety in...

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