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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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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Anti-Fascist Alert! Stop the Racist and Islamophobic Far-Right (March 4, 2017)

February 28, 2017
Anti-Fascist Alert! Stop the Racist and Islamophobic Far-Right (March 4, 2017)

Stop the Racist and Islamophobic Far-Right Saturday, March 4, 11:30am (sharp!) Montreal City Hall, 275 Notre-Dame East near métro Place d’Armes A callout by the Anti-Racist/Anti-Fascist Response Committee of Solidarity Across Borders (SAB Antifa). The racist anti-immigrant far-right is actively mobilizing for a public demonstration this Saturday in Montreal (as well as in up to 30 more cities and towns across Canada). We need to reply in large numbers to deny racists and fascists a platform in our city and neighborhoods. Please attend our anti-racist counter-demonstration in large numbers. If you are a member of the Solidarity Across Borders...

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(Media Release) Undocumented Refugee Arrested in Coderre’s Sanctuary City Faces Deportation in Five Days

February 22, 2017
(Media Release) Undocumented Refugee Arrested in Coderre’s Sanctuary City Faces Deportation in Five Days

Undocumented Refugee Arrested in Coderre’s Sanctuary City Faces Deportation in Five Days Montreal, 22 Feburary 2017 — “David”* was getting a lift from a friend when the SPVM stopped the car in a random check and ordered everyone to produce their ID. After the police ran his name through their system, David, an undocumented man in his 30s, was arrested on a warrant issued by the Canadian Border Services Agency and handed over to immigration authorities. David is detained at the Laval Immigration Detention Centre and faces deportation on 27 February 2017 to a country where he is at...

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Workshop/Discussion: Building a Solidarity/Sanctuary City Together! (February 27)

February 21, 2017
Workshop/Discussion: Building a Solidarity/Sanctuary City Together! (February 27)

Building a Solidarity/Sanctuary City Together! A Community Workshop and Discussion Monday, February 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm 1500 de Maisonneuve West, #204 (métro Guy-Concordia) Free. Welcome to all. Childcare available on site. Snacks and beverages. Translation (French-English). Wheelchair accessible venue. Learn more about migrant justice organizing in Montreal, and the campaign to build a Solidarity City.This presentation and workshop, open to all, is intended to provide context and background to the Solidarity City campaign of Solidarity Across Borders, and to encourage the participation of more organizations, groups and individuals. A Solidarity City is the creation of a community that rejects a system...

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Déclaration désignant Montréal Ville Sanctuaire

February 20, 2017

15.01 Déclaration Séance du conseil municipal du 20 février 2017 DÉCLARATION DÉSIGNANT MONTRÉAL VILLE SANCTUAIRE Attendu que Montréal affirme son engagement à assurer la protection et l’accessibilité de ses services à toute personne sans statut légal qui vit sur son territoire, indépendamment de sa condition sociale et de son appartenance ethnique ou religieuse; Attendu que Montréal est reconnue pour ses valeurs d’ouverture, de justice, d’équité et de fraternité universelle; Attendu que depuis sa fondation et dans des périodes sombres de l’histoire de l’humanité, Montréal a accueilli diverses vagues de réfugiés et que cet apport humain a été bénéfique dans...

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