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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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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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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“Coderre, Coderre, so where’s your sanctuary city??!!”

October 5, 2017
“Coderre, Coderre, so where’s your sanctuary city??!!”

Rally with the Non-Status Women’s Collective https://www.facebook.com/events/1494125997291904 Thursday, 19 October at 11:30am Montreal City Hall, 275 Notre Dame Est  (métro Champ-de-Mars). You are invited to participate in an action in front of City Hall to demand a real sanctuary city from Mayor Denis Coderre. In January 2017, he declared that Montreal was a sanctuary city, but it was not true. Nine months after Coderre’s statement, people without status still don’t have access to over-the-table work or public services like health services, housing, education, etc. And non-status people are still being arrested because of their immigration status and turned over...

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